International Student Services: ISS Staff Contacts
International Admissions Inquiries | firstname.lastname@example.org | 503-943-7367
Prospective international students at the undergraduate or graduate level can contact the International Student Services office for more information about the application process at the email and phone number above.
Michael Pelley, Director | email@example.com | 503-943-7367
As Director, Michael Pelley serves as an advisor for international students as well as a resource person and administrator for all matters related to international students at the University. He earned his BS in History from the
Gwen Sandford, Program Manager | firstname.lastname@example.org | 503-943-7367
As Program Manager, Gwen Sandford serves as an admission counselor for international undergraduate applicants and as an advisor for current international students. Gwen also oversees ISS programming such as International Student Orientation, International Education Week, the Campus Connector program and acts as a staff advisor to the International Club. A native of Spokane, WA, Gwen completed her BA in International Studies and Spanish at California Lutheran University and her MBA from University of Portland. She has studied abroad in Cádiz, Spain and worked as an English teacher in Shen Zhen, China.
As Program Assistant working in the front office, Trisha Elizarde-Miller is the first one who greets you when you come in the office. Trisha assists students when they apply to the University, and helps them integrate in to the University community. Trisha is a graduate of George Fox University where she earned a Bachelor of Social Work in 2014. She was born in Manila, Philippines, and raised in Juneau, Alaska. Trisha has traveled to Swaziland and the Philippines and has participated in various cultural projects in the U.S. She is passionate about learning from other cultures and is a part of Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines.