International Staff

The Office of International Student Services is here to assist international students from application through graduation and work training. With almost 50 years of combined experience serving international students, the OISS staff is ready to help.


Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Monday - Friday)

(434) 592-4118 - future students - current students
(434) 522-0430 (fax) - future students
(434) 582-2969 (fax) - current students
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Admissions Staff

Dr. William Wegert

Dr. William Wegert
International Student Programs
(434) 592-5095

Sharon Bloomfield

Sharon Bloomfield
Associate Director
International Student Programs
(434) 592-3026

Ashley Gryder

Karen Patrick
Lead Administrative Assistant
(434) 592-5095

Hanna Baik
Coordinator of International Recruitment and Asian Specialist.
(434) 592-4146

Nataliya Lowe

J.C Olory
International Admissions Specialist for Athletes and all students outside the U.S (Except: South America, Bahamas, Korea, Vietnam and China)
(434) 592-7455  

Nataliya Lowe

Nataliya Lowe
Assistant Director of International Admissions and Admissions Counselor for international students from Canada, China, South Korea, Vietnam and international students currently studying and living in the US.
(434) 592-7438

Athos Lucchini
Coordinator of Latin American Recruit.
(434) 582-3243


Estefania Whitesell
International Admissions Specialist for South America, Bahamas, and Central America.

(434) 592-3028

Leah King
Senior International Graduate Advisor (Last Name A-K)

(434) 592-7212

Sarah Landis

International Graduate Advisor (Last name L-Z)

(434) 582-3551


International Student Center Staff

Tunya Pannell

Tunya Pannell
Operations Coordinator
Office Manager    
(434) 592-4119           

Tara WatkinsRebeca Leon
Operation Assistant and Health Insurance Representative
(434) 592-4118

Tara Watkins

Tara Watkins
International Student Retention Specialist
(434) 592-3276


International Student Advisors

Kristina Bautista

Kristina Bautista
Senior International Student Advisor (Last name A-K)
(434) 592-4118

Ana Vangarde

Ana Vangarde
International Student Advisor (Last name L-Z)
(434) 592-4118



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