About Us

Meet the Center for International Education Staff


Chris Sanders
Assistant Dean of International Education


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.

Dennis Paiva
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.

Marcus Stanfield
International Student Advisor

  Marcus N. Stanfield serves as the International Student Advisor for Campbellsville University’s Center for International Education (CIE). Prior to this appointment, Mr. Stanfield served as the Men’s Area Coordinator and Resident Director in the office of Residence Life at Campbellsville University. In his previous role, Mr. Stanfield provided leadership, and leadership training for all Resident Directors and Resident Assistants at Campbellsville University. As International Student Advisor, Mr. Stanfield serves as the primary officer in regards to international student activities and matriculation as well as a designated school official (DSO) for Campbellsville University.

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.

Kay Bell

Secretary of International Education


Mi Hyun ‘Kay’ Bell is the acting secretary of the Center for International Education office. She is responsible for all front desk issues for international students at Campbellsville University. Mrs. Bell plays many roles in her position, including counselor, friend, mother, advisor, and confidant. She has an extensive knowledge of computers, software, and is very easy to get along with.

Mrs. Bell was born and raised in South Korea where she received a bachelor's degree in communication.She was an executive secretary and systems specialist at the Network of International Christian Schools (NICS)at the middle and high school level in Seoul for eight years.Since she came to US, she has worked as a part-time ESL instructor and translator.Mrs. Bell is married to Dr. Tom Bell, a professor at Campbellsville University, and has two children. The Bell family moved to Campbellsville in 2011 from Virginia and have fallen in love with the close, family-like atmosphere which Campbellsville offers.She is in the process of getting her Master's degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) here at CU.Her experience as an administrative assistant and knowledge of international student life makes her an integral part of our International Office family at CU.

Elaine Tan
Area, Ethnic and Cultural Studies Instructor/ Facilitator

  Elaine Tan serves as the Area, Ethnic and Cultural Studies Instructor/Facilitator for Campbellsville University’s. Prior to this appointment, she served as the International Activities Assistant for CIE and the Graduate Assistant for the Academic Affairs in Campbellsville University. Ms. Tan earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Communication from Upper Iowa University, Iowa and a Masters of Arts in Social Science in Psychology and Political Science, from Campbellsville University. She is the founding President for Fayette House, an American Degree Program Student Council in Malaysia, and also served as the American Degree Program Coordinator at SEGi University prior to her studies at Campbellsville University.

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 now teaching the Freshmen First Year Experience Class helping incoming Freshmen adjust and be successful in college life. She is currently developing a new curriculum on the Chinese Life and Culture course. She is also responsible for the International students town hall (VOICES) as well as the Friendship Family Program overseeing students retention efforts. She also works with coordinating and developing student activities and advising the International Student Association. Ms. Tan strives to empower students and provide helpful and fun opportunities to the campus community.


For more info contact us at international@campbellsville.edu

"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