Meet the Center for International Education Staff
Christopher M. Sanders serves as the Assistant Dean for Campbellsville University’s Center for International Education (CIE). Prior to this appointment, Mr. Sanders served as the Vice President for International Programs at Upper Iowa University. In his previous role, Mr. Sanders provided leadership and strategic direction for the university’s international operations in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, as well as the main campus and extended U.S. campuses. In his current role as Assistant Dean, Mr. Sanders serves as the chief international officer and primary designated school official (PDSO) for Campbellsville University.
Mr. Sanders earned a Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine and Exercise Science and a Masters of Business Administration from Campbellsville University. Mr. Sanders is a member of NAFSA and has served for 10 years in the field of International Education with experience in: US federal immigration regulations, intercultural communications, marketing, advising, credential evaluation, study abroad and student services. Mr. Sanders possesses experience with higher education enrollment management, admissions, recruitment, and developing / implementing strategies to successfully manage international student populations.
Associate Director of International Education
Dennis Paiva serves as the Associate Director for International Education for Campbellsville University’s Center for International Education (CIE). In his current role he provides assistance to international students on various matters and manages the recruitment efforts of new international students. He also serves as a Designated School Official (DSO), thusly providing immigration advice to our current and future students. Mr. Paiva is a native of Brazil and was an international student for his Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and Master’s degree in Business and Organizational Leadership. He has a first-hand knowledge of what our international students need and experience as they leave their countries. He is fluent in Portuguese, English and exercises intermediate communication skills in Spanish. After navigating the international student status for over six years he joined Campbellsville University in the Admissions Office, where he served for three years as an Freshman Admissions Counselor and Coordinator for Freshman Admissions. He enjoys serving in the field of international education and providing guidance to the many students he befriends due to his responsibilities.
International Student Advisor
Mr. Stanfield earned an Associate of Arts in Sports Studies from The Ohio State University in Columbus Ohio, a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies and a Masters of Arts in Bibilcal Studies, both from Campbellsville University in Campbellsville Kentucky. Mr. Stanfield is a member of NAFSA, Omicron Delta Kappa and ONE.org. He has served for 2 years in the field of International Education with experience in: US federal immigration regulations, intercultural communication, and student services.
Secretary of International Education
Previously, Mrs. Wells spent 20+ years in the travel industry, working for 2 major airlines and 1 travel agent. During those years, she traveled extensively and met wonderful people from all corners of the world.
Mrs. Wells also spent some time as the Director of Resident Life at a small Christian college, where she oversaw the dorms, as well as planned all activities for 72 students. She loves that at CU she is able to combine the good things from her past experiences; the international aspect from her travels and the students from her time as a mom and a mentor.
International Activities Assistant
Ms. Tan was born and raised in Penang, Malaysia. Growing up in a rainforest island surrounded by flora, fauna and sunshine all year round shaped her outgoing and jolly personality. She loves travelling, swimming, exploring the outdoors and spending time with students. She is responsible for the International activities as well as the Friendship Family Program and she works with coordinating and developing student activities and assisting the International Student Association. Ms. Tan strives to empower students and provide helpful and fun opportunities to the campus community.
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"All of the members of the CIE were so helpful and so kind to us. They were knowledgable enough to help us in any area."- Canan, 2011 Graduate from Turkey
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