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Contact Global Engagement

The Office of Global Engagement is located on the 3rd floor of E-Martin Hall just behind Sikes Hall, Clemson’s main administration building.

OGE is headed by Dr. Sharon Nagy, Vice Provost for Global Engagement. The Office includes three areas: Global Partnerships & Initiatives, International Services and Study Abroad. Please click the link to the appropriate area to contact the right staff member.

Office of Global Engagement
Clemson University
E-302 Martin Hall
Box 345714
Clemson, SC 29634-5714
U.S.A.
(864)656-1455

Office of Global Engagement Staff

  • Office of the Vice Provost

    The Office of the Vice Provost of Global Engagement reports directly to the Provost for Academic Affairs. We support overall campus internationalization as well as global activities and relationships through the provision of operational and administrative support. We work with Clemson faculty and staff across the colleges and departments to develop strategic global initiatives.

    Contact the Office of Global Engagement: oge@clemson.edu

    Sharon Nagy, Ph.D.

    Vice Provost for Global Engagement
    More Descriptive Title: Senior International Officer
    Who should contact me: Academic and Administrative Leaders across Campus, Potential Overseas and Community Partners, and anyone with a question that cannot be addressed by any of the other OGE leaders.
    What can I do for you: I can help you operationalize your international aspirations. Are you looking for ways to provide more opportunities for Clemson students to learn about and engage the world? Do you have a suggestion for an overseas initiative, or a project that engages multiple entities around the world? I can help you strategize, identify best practices, assist with coordinating all stakeholders and help you navigate relevant university policies or compliance issues.

    Gloria Freeman

    Administrative Coordinator
    More Descriptive Title: Executive Assistant/Human Resources Liaison/OGE Lynchpin
    Who should contact me: Administrators, faculty, staff, and graduate assistants
    What can I do for you: Most importantly, I can direct you to the appropriate office or person for all international activities. More specifically, I provide administrative support for the vice provost for Global Engagement as well as the committees and task forces working on international initiatives. I also provide administrative support to the Internationalization Advisory Council, International Programs Coordination Committee, as well as financial management for the vice provost, recruitment, and staff and student personnel.

    Ralph Herden

    Fiscal Manager
    More Descriptive Title: Financial Info Provider
    Who should contact me: Faculty, staff, and administrators
    What can I do for you: Help you with developing study abroad budgets, talk about the financial side of study abroad including funding, assist with approval process if there’s only one vendor (writing a sole source justification), talk about the payment process including vendor set & W-8’s, answer questions about interdepartmental charges (IDO), recap program revenue and expenses. In general, answer most financial questions.

    Sue Wasik

    Fiscal Technician II
    More Descriptive Title: Financial Help Person
    Who should contact me: Faculty, staff, students, and administrators
    What can I do for you: Tell you if your Authorization for Foreign Travel has been approved, let you know if your expense report has been processed, instruct you with travel advance or a Pay Card (preloaded debit card) for study abroad trips, tell you if vendor bills have been paid, answer general accounts payable questions, inform you about IDO’s charges for visas (permits to enter the U.S.), issue refunds to students for application fees, & answer other questions relating to expenses for study abroad programs.

  • Global Partnerships & Initiatives

    Global Partnerships & Initiatives connects Clemson University in partnership and collaboration with institutions, corporations and organizations from all over the globe. The office works to enhance the University’s global engagement through the development of activities, programs, exchanges and events that foster global awareness, knowledge and understanding among faculty, staff, and students.

    Contact Global Partnerships and Initiatives: gpi@clemson.edu

    Didier Rousselière

    Director of Global Partnerships & Initiatives
    More Descriptive Title: Your partner for strategic global engagement
    Who should contact me: Faculty, staff, and administrative units
    What can I do for you: I can assist you in designing and developing global relationships that produce opportunities for enhanced curriculum content, student mobility and experiential learning, research, innovation, and overall economic impact. I will support you to create frameworks, design programs and draft the documents (MOU, Student Exchange agreement, etc.) that you will need to make your global engagement successful and help you reach your goals.

  • International Services

    International Services provides immigration and visa services to the international student and scholar populations from over 125 countries and provides programming to foster the cultural and academic integration of our international students and visitors.

    Contact International Services: is@clemson.edu

    Tina Rousselot de Saint Céran

    Director, International Services
    More Descriptive Title: Responsible for international student and scholar immigration processes and collaboration with a variety of Clemson University stakeholders and community partners.
    Who should contact me: Faculty, staff, administrators, community representatives, and students.
    What can I do for you:

    • Provide support during international student academic and personal challenges
    • Resolve issues with communication or processes affecting international student or scholars
    • Collaborate with internal and external offices to support the international student and scholar experience
    • Explain federal regulations outlining benefits and limitations for non-immigrant students and scholars
    • Develop institutional policies and programs to meet international student, scholar and family needs
    • Answer questions about the Clemson Is Global or Clemson Experience programs and align program offerings with institutional and student needs

    Phyllis Lawless

    Administrative Assistant
    Who should contact me: Newly accepted students, current students and scholars, faculty and staff.
    What can I do for you: I can answer general questions regarding any of our procedures or direct you to the appropriate staff member for assistance. I am the point of contact for any of the services detailed below:

    • Driver’s License Letters
    • Departure Verifications
    • OPT Data Validations
    • Change of address
    • Travel signatures
    • Cap-Gap Extensions
    • I-20 Reprints
    • Document shipping
    • SAVE Verification (Lawful Presence)
    • Notarization of Documents

    Taylor Rigot

    Student Services Program Coordinator
    More Descriptive Title: International Services Advisor
    Who should contact me: Newly accepted students, current students, faculty and staff
    What can I do for you: I provide immigration advising and processing support to international students and scholars. I answer general questions regarding our any of our procedures or direct you to the appropriate staff member for assistance. I am a point of contact for any of the services listed below:

    • Issuing Initial I-20s (XID ending in 0-4)
    • Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
    • I-20 Program Extensions
    • Change of Status
    • SEVP Data Fixes
    • Optional Practical Training (OPT)
    • Change of Program/Education Level
    • Adding F-2 Dependent
    • F-1 Check-ins (XID ending in 0-4)
    • Economic Hardship

    Bryony Higgins

    Student Services Program Coordinator
    More Descriptive Title: International Services Advisor
    Who should contact me: Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to contact me with questions or requests
    What can I do for you: I provide immigration advising and processing support to international students and scholars. I answer general questions regarding our any of our procedures or direct you to the appropriate staff member for assistance. I am a point of contact for any of the services listed below:

    • Initial I-20 Form (XID ending in 6-9)
    • F-1 Check-ins (XID ending in 6-9)
    • All processes for students holding a J visa
    • OPT STEM Extension
    • Change of Status
    • Change of Program/Education Level
    • I-20 Program Extensions
    • Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
    • Reduced Course Load (XID ending in 6-9)

    Ibrahim Sanogo

    Program Coordinator II
    More Descriptive Title: Employment Visa Specialist
    Who should contact me: University faculty and staff interested in applying for or renewing Clemson University sponsored employment-based visa and permanent residency applications.
    What can I do for you: I can answer general and specific questions regarding any of the services listed below:

    • New applications and extensions of E-3, H-1B, TN, O visas
    • Adjustment of Status Applications
    • Employment-based permanent residence
  • Study Abroad

    Study Abroad provides operational support to student engagement programs outside of the US, working with faculty to develop opportunities for overseas programs and helping to find programs appropriate to their academic and career goals.

    Contact Study Abroad: abroad@clemson.edu

    Uttiyo Raychaudhuri

    Director, Clemson Abroad
    More Descriptive Title: Study Abroad Director
    Who should contact me: Faculty and Administrative Units; Students/Parents (for questions that advisors and others in the office can’t answer such as crisis management related); Other Universities and Partners (for collaboration)
    What can I do for you: I can help faculty design, develop and deliver study abroad programs in collaboration with your college liaison. I also work with faculty to enhance existing programs and discuss curricular integration/mapping, fiscal issues and administrative support. For administrative units, I am here to provide information on Clemson Abroad and address any policy or strategic planning questions. I help students resolve questions related to health, safety and risk management and also work with your parents to address questions which remain unresolved from our office staff.

    Jessica Lauren Mussro

    Administrative Assistant
    More Descriptive Title: Clemson Abroad Program Assistant/Office Manager/Student Records Manager/Wizard
    Who should contact me: Students/parents, university advisers, and administrators
    What can I do for you: For students, I answer questions about the initial steps for going abroad, and application process, credit transfer, online portal, financial aid process, insurance, and cross-cultural awareness credit. If you are participating in another international opportunity, I am also the point of contact for travel registration; see more information here. For university staff and faculty, I assist with questions about our office processes, credit and transcripts, applications, and non-credit or high-risk travel. For parents, I answer general questions about our office procedures and resources, billing, insurance, and deadlines.

    Shannon Gillen

    Program Coordinator
    Who should contact me: Faculty Members, college liaisons, staff, and students
    What can I do for you: I can assist with program planning and logistics, program building, marketing and advertising, enrollment management, program proposal questions/issues, risk management, and our online enrollment process.

    Meredith Fant Wilson, Ph.D.

    Associate Director of Enrollment Management
    More Descriptive Title: I oversee all student services related to study abroad student enrollment processes at Clemson
    Who should contact me: Students, parents, faculty, and/or staff who need assistance with student related study abroad questions.
    What can I do for you: I advise students throughout their study abroad process, collaborate with campus offices to market study abroad to Clemson students, assist faculty with new program creation, and provide data analysis for campus stakeholders. In addition, as the ADEM, I oversee processes related to a students’ enrollment in Clemson Abroad programs. This includes recruitment activities, application process, course registration, billing and payment procedures, and grade reporting.

    Joshua Hudson

    Study Abroad Coordinator
    More Descriptive Title: Study Abroad Advisor
    Who should contact me: Students, parents, and/or staff who have questions about study abroad; third-party partner organizations.
    What can I do for you: I advise students throughout their study abroad process. I am a part of the student enrollment team that collaborates with campus offices and third-party partner organizations to market study abroad to Clemson students.

    Mandy Prorok

    Associate Director of International Undergraduate Programs & Exchanges
    More Descriptive Title: International Undergraduate Exchange Programs Manager
    Who should contact me: International exchange (non-degree) students studying at Clemson; Clemson students interested in exchange programs abroad; International Partner Institutions; Faculty and Staff
    What can I do for you: I am the primary point of contact for Clemson students participating in Exchange programs abroad (from initial advising to return). I am also the primary coordinator for incoming international Exchange students, as well as other non-degree undergraduate international students. Related to all the above, I am the point of contact for both students and administrative units regarding Exchange program admission, enrollment, financial aid, housing, insurance, orientation, etc. I can also help faculty and staff with the creation, maintenance, marketing and facilitation of Exchange programs, including 2 + 2 models.

    Sallie Turnbull

    Associate Director for Program Operations & Faculty Services
    Who should contact me: Faculty Members, college liaisons, and staff
    What can I do for you: Support colleges and academic units in developing a portfolio of global programs to support their curriculum and college strategy for internationalization.