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Marissa Dr. Marissa Chandler
Director of Global Engagement
SEVIS PDSO & RO Campus Official

Dr. Marissa Chandler has been employed with Austin Peay State University for over 19 years. Dr. Chandler received her bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the University of Evansville, IN. Her master’s degree is in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Western Kentucky State University. She received an Education Specialist degree from APSU. Dr. Chandler earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership and Professional Practice from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville. Dr. Chandler feels extremely fortunate to have studied abroad for two semesters in England during her undergraduate years. Her study abroad experiences literally changed her life. She has also traveled extensively all over the world conducting site visits as well as for leisure. One of her main goals while serving in the Office of Study Abroad and International Exchange is to assist students in becoming world travelers and not just tourists.

elizabeth Elizabeth Harrison
International Student Services Coordinator
English Language Institute Coordinator

Elizabeth began an academic career at Austin Peay in 2019 in the school's English Language Institute. They are the coordinator for both International Student Services and the English Language Institute. Elizabeth is an APSU alum ('13, '20) and a member of the 2021 Doctoral Cohort in APSU’s Ed.D. Program. Elizabeth works in international studies because it is a personal passion and a shaping foundation of their life. When not investigating teaching strategies or traveling, Elizabeth enjoys learning new languages, reading science fiction and fantasy novels, playing video games, cooking, or watching cartoons with family.

angie Angelique Chham
Office Administrator: Global Engagement

Angelique Leasure-Chham holds a Bachelor’s of Science with a minor in Sociology and a focus as an Information Specialist, from Austin Peay State University. She participated in Austin Peay's Study Abroad/International Exchange program, living and studying in Daegu, South Korea at Kyungpook National University for a full year! At KNU, Angelique studied Korean Language, Korean Film, and Ethnomusicology. Additionally, she received her Certificate of Completion from Kyungpook National University in 2019. In her free time, she loves reading, DIY projects, trying new local foods, and walking through Clarksville's beautiful parks!