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The Center for Global Engagement supports the enhancement of a global perspective among our students, faculty, staff and community.

We strive to achieve this mission by:

  • Coordinating and facilitating efforts on campus to transform individuals and connect the world through travel abroad;
  • Programming to raise global awareness on campus and in our community;
  • Cultivating a safe and supportive environment for learners and leaders from all parts of the world; and
  • Building sustainable partnerships that enhance the resource position of the university to achieve strategic global engagement.

Our Center occupies space in two locations on campus:

Global Initiatives and Education Abroad are located in the Lib Jackson Student Union, A109.

Center for Global Engagement
Coastal Carolina University
100 Spadoni Park Circle, LJSU A109
Conway, SC 20528-6054 USA

International Student and Scholar Services and International Recruitment and Admissions are located in Kearns Hall 207 with the following mailing address:

Center for Global Engagement
Coastal Carolina University
Kearns 207
Conway, SC 20528-6054 USA

Please meet our staff members and find their contact points below.

Darla Domke-Damonte, M.I.B.S., Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Global Initiatives, Professor of Management
+1 (843) 349-2129
Lib Jackson Student Union A109D

Schedule an appointment HERE.

 Education Abroad

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Whitney Morris, Ed.D., M.A.
Director of Education Abroad
+1 (843) 349-2054
Lib Jackson Student Union A109D

Schedule an appointment HERE



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Lori Patterson, M.A.
Education Abroad Services Coordinator
+1 (843) 349-2684
Lib Jackson Student Union A109A

Schedule an appointment HERE.



International Student and Scholar Services

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Carrie Taylor, M.A.
Director, International Student and Scholar Services
+1 (843) 349-2445
Kearns Hall 207C

Schedule an appointment HERE.



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John King
CHEPD Coordinator and CGE Program Assistant
+1 (843) 349-6465
Kearns Hall 207A

Schedule an appointment HERE.



 International Recruitment and Admissions

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Leisha DeRiso, M.B.A.
Director, International Recruitment and Admissions
+1 (843) 349-2521
Kearns Hall 207E

Schedule an appointment HERE.

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Stephanie Rhea, M.Ed.
Project Coordinator, International Recruitment and Admissions
+1 (843) 349-6629
Kearns Hall 207D

Schedule an appointment HERE.



Administrative Staff

Barbara Sheffield
Administrative Assistant
+1 (843)-349-2213