The USA Higher Education team
The USA Higher Education team provides support to educational institutions and organizations that accept IELTS in the USA. This aim is achieved through on-campus professional development sessions, stakeholder workshops, presentations, webinars, and individual consultative services.
In addition, IELTS USA manages the administration of IELTS test operations throughout the US test center network by providing training and support to official testing centers across the United States. US stakeholders with general IELTS inquiries, Test Report Form verification inquiries, or score delivery inquiries may contact the designated IELTS USA representative.
Test taker inquiries should be directed to the test center where the IELTS test was taken. If you are a stakeholder or test taker outside of the United States, please contact an IELTS representative from your region or submit an online enquiry form.
For more information, please check the staff listing below.
Higher Education team
Kate McKeen - Director, Higher Education
Kate McKeen is the Director of Higher Education with IELTS USA where she leads all aspects of stakeholder relations with institutions of secondary, post-secondary, and professional education. Prior to joining IELTS USA, Kate served in various enrollment management leadership capacities in both domestic and international admissions. With close to 20 years of higher education experience, Kate is also actively involved with professional organizations that foster ethical and social responsibility in international admissions. Kate can be reached at: email@example.com.
Donna Cameron - Associate Manager, Higher Education
Donna Cameron serves as the Associate Manager for Higher Education. She is the Regional Representative for the Western US and part of the Midwest. She has worked with IELTS for 10 years, and prior to this position, Donna worked in Admissions as a Director of Admissions Operations and DSO. She worked with International applicants, both at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Donna can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bolu Oluwadiya - Associate Regional Manager
Bolu Oluwadiya works with colleges, universities, and secondary schools across the Midwest and Eastern United States to make informed decisions regarding the use of IELTS in admissions and strategic recruitment. She is an experienced international enrollment manager with 10 years of experience recruiting undergraduate international students. You can reach Bolu at: email@example.com
Marianne Schlickeisen - Graduate Programs & Research Manager
Marianne works with graduate and professional programs at colleges and universities across the United States to help them make informed decisions regarding the use of IELTS in admissions and strategic recruitment. She is an experienced international enrollment manager with over 10 years of experience. You can reach Marianne at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional contact information
- For general inquiries, contact IELTS USA at: email@example.com
- For marketing and public relations inquiries, contact the marketing department at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you are a test taker who sat a test in a US test center, contact: email@example.com
- If you are from an educational institution, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Higher Education Advisory Council
The IELTS USA Higher Education Advisory Council serves as an external review panel for IELTS USA. Council members are leaders in their fields representing secondary schools, undergraduate and graduate education, public and private institutions, and the TESOL profession.
The responsibilities of the Council include but are not limited to:
- informing the Executive Director and staff about trends in higher education that are relevant to IELTS USA
- advising the Executive Director and staff about IELTS USA issues, policies, and strategic plans
- serving as an ambassador for IELTS USA publicly in everyday work situations, and at conferences and meetings
- assisting the Executive Director and IELTS USA staff with introductions to specific non-recognizing institutions
- being available to the Executive Director and staff of IELTS USA for individual consultation
- recommending and recruiting potential Board members.
Assistant Dean and Chief Enrollment Officer for Graduate Education
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (SUNY)
Chris has been involved in international enrollment management for over 20 years. He holds a B.A. and an Ed.M from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (SUNY).
Director of Admission and Financial Aid
The Webb Schools
Jamila joined the Webb Schools in Claremont, CA in 2016 as the Director of Admission and Financial Aid with over two decades of previous admission leadership experience. She earned her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Communication Management from USC and a doctorate in Education Leadership from UCLA.
Director of Graduate Admissions
North Carolina State University
Lindsay has worked in international higher education for more than 18 years. She earned a B.A. in Anthropology and an M.A. in International Studies from East Carolina University.
Senior Assistant Dean for Graduate Admissions and Visiting Associate Professor
LMU Loyola Law School
Aaron teaches international law topics and supervises graduate programs at LMU Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. He holds his law degree from University of Milano - Bicocca, Italy and an LL.M. degree from UC Hastings, California.
Director, International Student and Scholar Services
Washington State University
Kate serves as Director of International Student and Scholar Services at WSU where she oversees a suite of retention services from ESL to immigration.
Language Specialist, ITA Liaison, and Instructor
Kayla has been teaching ESL since 2009. She holds a B.S. from Slippery Rock University and an M.A. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Dean of College Counseling
Maggie has over 15 years of admissions and college counseling experience. She holds a B.A. from Rowan University and an M.S.Ed. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Director of International Student Services
Brenda has nearly 10 years' experience in international education. She holds a BA in both History and Comprehensive Social Science and an M.Ed., from Cedarville University. She specializes in high retention and culturally responsive programming to support student adjustment, engagement, and academic success.
Executive Director, International Student Services & Student Success Center
Delta State University
Christy has 24 years of higher education experience, including 10 years in international education. She holds a BBA, MBA, and MSCD from Delta State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Director, International Admissions
Ball State University
Andrea has been involved in international education for almost 15 years. She holds a BA from Goucher College, and MA and Ed.D degrees from University of Cincinnati.
Manager, International Recruitment
Hillsborough Community College
Ashley specializes in international student recruitment and has worked in international education for over 10 years. She holds a B.S. from Florida State University and an M.A. in International Education from the SIT Graduate Institute.
Director of Graduate Admissions
University of Minnesota
Dean has experience in international student recruitment, educational technology research, and overseas ministries of education. He holds a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire and an M.A. from the University of Minnesota.
Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
Gil J. Villanueva is the Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee.
Director of IEP & Executive Director, Center for International Programs
University of Southern Indiana
Emilija has been active in the field of international education for about 15 years. She holds an MSc and PhD in language education, EFL/ESL from Indiana University, Bloomington.
Former Higher Education Advisory Council members
Director of Graduate Admissions and Enrollment Management
University of Louisville
Patriece has more than 15 years of experience in international education. She holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan-Flint, an M.P.A. from Michigan University in Ann Arbor, and a Ph.D. from the University of New England.
Vice Provost for Strategic Enrollment Management
University of San Francisco
April has worked in admission since 2008. She holds a B.A. from Eckerd College and an M.A. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Admissions
Andrea has been involved in international education for close to 15 years. She holds a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.Ed. from North Carolina State University; and Ed.D. from North Carolina State University.
Dean of Undergraduate Admission
Santa Clara University
Becky has worked in enrollment management since 2004. She holds a B.A. from DePauw University and an M.Ed. from Grand Valley State University.
Maria Luis Landry
Director of Admission
Maria counsels prospective L.L.M. and S.J.D. students through the application process. She holds a law degree from Universidade Catolica de Lisboa – Faculdade de Direito and an L.L.M. from Tulane Law School.
Associate Director of International Admission
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS)
Krista has worked in international education for over 20 years. She earned a B.A. degree from Trent University in Canada and a M.S.Ed. degree from SUNY Potsdam.
Vice President for Enrollment
The State University of New York (SUNY) Geneseo
Costas has worked in international education for more than 15 years. He holds a B.A from St. John Fisher College and an Ed.D. in Higher Education from the University of Rochester.