Department liaisons serve as a first point of contact for their department. If you are working with a department for the first time, or are unsure of who to go to with a question, the department liaison can help you get connected with the right information.



Department Overview

Academics Angie Quesenberry 

  • Faculty, staff, visiting scholars, and army war college fellows
  • Programs, policies, and procedures
  • Sponsored events (GPS Colloquium, Dean’s Seminar, Hayward Sustainable Business Speaker Series, etc.)
  • Schedule, syllabi, books, and systems
  • Language Testing
  • Translation and Interpretation lab scheduling
  • Translation and Interpretation Non-Degree Programs


Laurel Hogan

831-647-4123 or 

  • Prospective student admissions information 

Alumni Relations

Maureen Anda

  • Alumni events
  • Alumni data management and distribution (records/update)
  • Alumni marketing and communications (including website)
  • Alumni surveys and data collection
  • General alumni networking, engagement, volunteering, recognition
  • Alumni chapter/group development
  • Miscellaneous alumni inquiries (how to order transcripts, how to find fellow alumni, etc.)
  • Campus gift shop

Business Office/Office Services

Naomi Braswell

  • Office services oversight
  • Facilities work order requests
  • Vendor certificates of insurance
  • Facilities and office services reimbursement voucher preparation
  • Printing and copying services
  • Mailing
  • Services
  • Faxing
  • Lamination
  • Thermal binding


Lynn Nakagawa


  • Cashier function and payments
  • Student receivables
  • Assistance with tuition and billing
  • Grants and contracts

Center for Advising and Career Services (CACS) 

Gael Meraud 

  • Career and academic advising
  • Career fairs and events
  • Internship and job opportunities
  • Employer relations

Center for the Blue Economy (CBE)

Rachel Christopherson

831-647-6615 x 8401
  • CBE budgets: submission, reconciliation, budget/actual and revenue tracking
  • CBE events: lectures, conferences, public events, and advisory council meetings
  • CBE website and social media management  
  • CBE public relations: journalist outreach and communication
  • CBE administration: HR forms, helpdesk and maintenance tickets, office orders, etc.

Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS)

Lauren Kaye

  • CNS budget
  • CNS staff
  • CNS reimbursement vouchers
  • Nonproliferation Review
  • CNS website

Communications and Marketing

Sierra Abukins


  • Media contacts
  • MIIS speaker contacts
  • Marketing
  • Public relations
  • MIIS publications
  • Digital media

Digital Learning Commons

Bob Cole


Support and resources for:

  • Instructional technologies
  • Digital pedagogy and media
  • Digital tools and scholarship
  • Creativity, innovation, and design
Executive and Custom Programs Christina Bailey

  • Custom Language Services (CLS)
  • Intensive English Programs (ESL)
  • English Preparation for Graduate Studies (EPGS)

Human Resources

Jan Dahlstrom

  • Employee benefits (assists benefits specialists at Middlebury)
  • Processes employment agreements worker’s compensation claims
  • Banner data entry (directory information and address updates)
  • Ergonomic evaluations and orders supplies
  • Verification of employment requests

Information Technology Services

Greg Harris

  • Helpdesk
  • Phone issues
  • Outlook email issues
  • Printing and wireless network
  • Accounts and troubleshooting


Lydia Gentry

  • Library services
  • Library events
  • Fletcher Jones conference room reservations
  • Research assistance
  • Student copying
  • Course reserves
  • InterLibrary loans

Office of Advancement

Dollie Pope

  • Philanthropic support of the Institute
  • Community events

Office of the Institute VP

Stacie Riley

  • Room reservations (excluding classes)
  • Venue rentals by outside organizations
  • Faculty development awards
  • Institute events and logistics
  • Board of Overseers
  • Security
  • Media Services


Paz Rondez

  • Verification of degree requests
  • Course evaluations
  • Transcript requests
  • Commencement
  • Verification letters, grades, waivers, registration, transfer credits, leave of absence, and withdrawal
  • Academic probation and dismissals
  • Interpret MIIS academic policy
  • Faculty/staff requests for academic info on current students


Laurel Hogan

831-647-4123 or 831-647-4124

  • Prospective student recruitment
  • Prospective student fairs and events
  • MIIS viewbooks
  • Campus tours
  • Partnerships and memorandums of understanding

Student Financial Services

Trish Aportela

  • Student financial aid

Student Services

Ashley Arrocha

  • Student life activities
  • Student grievances, HRO and Title IX related issues
  • Disability services
  • Student council and clubs
  • Health and wellness
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Veteran services
  • Housing
  • Insurance