Innovations in Supporting International Students Symposium

November 6, 2014, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Shippensburg University Conference Center, Shippensburg PA


This one day symposium was designed to showcase innovative models and practices that support the varied needs of international students studying in the United States.  It included concurrent presentations, roundtable discussions, and networking opportunities designed to foster a sharing of ideas, approaches, and breakthrough practices across institutions. 

Attendees benefited from being able to 1) explore and gain new strategies, 2) build a regional network of colleagues, and 3) build their professional portfolio, through presentations and a post-symposium online compendium.

Participants: 30 individuals from 16 different colleges and universities across PA, MD, and WV.




Program and Presentations

View 2014 Innovations in Supporting International Students Symposium Program


Post-Symposium Compendium

The following presentation materials and papers were submitted by presenters for posting on this website:



Planning Committee

  • Mary Burnett, Associate Dean of Students and Director of International Programs
  • CJ Ezell, WEDnetPA Partner, Office of Professional, Continuing, and Distance Education
  • Jeremy Goshorn, Interim Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies
  • Jose Ricardo-Osorio, Associate Professor, Global Languages
  • Christina Sax, Associate Provost and Dean of Academic Outreach and Innovation
  • William Sommers, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management
  • Sarah Stokely, Dean of Academic Engagement and Student Support

Additional Information

For additional information about this event, contact CJ Ezell ( or 717-477-1123 extension 3381) in Shippensburg University's Office of Professional, Continuing, and Distance Education.