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Academic Advisory Board

The academic advisory board members at the CEPA Foundation provide their advice, insight, knowledge, and counsel on all issues relating to quality assurance, development, and maintenance of its academic programs and initiatives. Through active involvement at conferences, workshops, professional development, and leadership trainings, CEPA Foundation staff and advisory board members stay up-to-date on the best practices in the field of education abroad through membership or involvement in organizations, such as: NAFSA, The Forum on Education Abroad, and AIEA. By hosting free academic webinars, the CEPA Foundation is also able to share knowledge and information about important topics relevant to professionals in the education abroad community.

Lynn C. Anderson

Lynn C. Anderson was Dean of International Education at UC San Diego and was Director of Curriculum Integration and taught German, ESL, and Foreign Studies at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

Together with her expertise and many years of experience working in the field of international education, she collaborates with the other advisory board members to ensure that CEPA Foundation programs and services meet the highest standards for academic quality and positively impact students’ goals.

Additionally, she also oversees and presents the series of academic webinars offered by the CEPA Foundation at no charge to interested faculty, study abroad staff, and administrators in the field of education abroad.

Marcos Fragoso

Vice President for International Affairs, University of The Incarnate Word (USA)

He is a native of Mexico City, with a Master of Business Administration in International Business and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of The Incarnate Word. Mr Fragoso was the Rector of UIW Campus in Mexico City from 2004 to 2010 and was named Vice President for International Affairs on June 1, 2010. Mr. Fragoso is responsible for all the international initiatives and affairs for the university including sister school and exchange agreements, study abroad programs, faculty led trips, oversees the UIW campuses in Mexico City, Irapuato Mexico, Heidelberg Germany, and all the special events of the University. Prior to the University of The Incarnate Word experience Mr. Fragoso worked for 4 years with an Educational group overseeing 12 different K1-12 schools and Universities in Mexico.

Dr. Susanne Hill

Executive Director of the University of Florida International Center (USA)
In this capacity, she oversees International Student Services, Exchange Visitor Services and Study Abroad Services. Before that, she served as UF’s Director of Study Abroad Services for over 8 years. Originally from Germany, she came to the US in 1991 where she completed her Masters and her Ph.D. in German Literature at the University of Florida. Before joining the staff at the UFIC, she taught for three years in the Modern Language Department at Ohio University. During her undergraduate years, Susanne studied abroad in France, Wales and the UK. During her tenure as Director of Study Abroad Services, she taught in various study abroad programs in Germany. She has been a trainer for 6 years in NAFSA foundation workshops and is a frequent presenter at NAFSA conferences, both regionally and nationally.

Dr. Jon W. Stauff

Vice Provost For Global Education at Monmouth University (USA)

A modern European historian, Stauff was Professor of History at St. Ambrose University and has taught at the University at Buffalo, Radford University, and The College of New Jersey. He has over 15 years of experience in various aspects of international education administration.

Drs. Petra Visscher

Education Abroad Specialist, CEPA Foundation

Petra has held key roles not only in administration, but also teaching at several universities throughout the country. Her last position was at Longwood University (USA) as their Executive Director of International Affairs. She held a similar position at Illinois Wesleyan University, Alfred University, and at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She has been a presenter on the subject of International Education nationally as well as internationally.