Dr. Lauren Nehlsen
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Lauren Nehlsen, PhD, is the Director of International Education and Programs and provides oversight and leadership for international student and scholar services, study abroad, faculty and administrator exchange, the International Student Homestay Program, and comprehensive campus internationalization. Lauren has presented at numerous national, regional, and state conferences, workshops, and symposiums. Lauren has lived in Australia, England, Canada and Russia and traveled to more than 25 countries. She holds a BA in communications from Truman State University, an MA in diplomatic studies/international relations from the University of Westminster, and a PhD in higher education administration from Illinois State University. Lauren is dedicated to developing international partnerships that encourage intercultural awareness and mutual understanding and providing opportunities for community college students and scholars to engage with the global world. Lauren lives with her husband, three sons, and two dogs and enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and volunteering with animal rescue and welfare groups.