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Center for Global Education
Center for Global Education

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Jill McKinney M.A., M.S.Ed., Director of Study Abroad
Jordan Hall 133

  • Oversee CGE budget and supervise CGE staff
  • Faculty-led Semester Programs: administer and create policies and procedures, budgets, payments, and as-needed logistics
  • Faculty-led Summer Programs: administer and create policies and procedures, rosters, budgets, payments, and as-needed logistics for faculty-led programs
  • Develop academic cooperation and exchange relationships with universities abroad
  • Member of committee for internal faculty development grants
  • Represent Butler at conferences and at IFSA
  • Serve as Butler's Responsible Officer (RO) for Exchange Visitor J-1 Program and Principal Designated School Official (PDSO) for Degree-seeking F-1 Program
  • Process short Term Scholars for academic departments
  • Study Abroad billing for all terms
  • Yearly cost analysis for Vice President of Finance, create reports and statistics as needed
  • Creation of special programs: such as internship, service learning, or pre-matriculation programs
  • Liaison with on-campus support services (student affairs, disability student services, campus security)
  • Clery compliance officer for CGE
  • Maintain health and safety protocol as well as risk management plans
  •  Assessment of student outcomes and programs
  •  Creates roster of study abroad for auxiliary offices on campus
  •  Oversee endowed accounts and scholarship awards
  •  Maintain the approved list of programs

Bobbie Gibson, M.S.Ed., Associate Director for Incoming International Exchanges & International Student Services
Fax: 317-940-9816
Jordan Hall 133

  • Develop programming and support services for international students and scholars
  • Develop and facilitate international student and scholar orientation
  • Lead International Student Orientation for incoming international students
  • Provides airport pick-up upon arrival for international students
  • Coordinate housing in the international unit within the Residential College
  • Administer applications for inbound exchanges
  • Maintain an accurate information sheet about Butler for inbound students
  • Serve as academic advisor to incoming international exchange students
  • Serve as Alternate Responsible Officer for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Program, writes immigration paperwork for incoming exchange students
  • Work with the Study Abroad Advisor to maintain Exchange balance and incoming exchange student roster
  • Report on Open Doors

Dena Roberts, M.A., Associate Director for Faculty-Led Programs
Jordan Hall 133

  • Serve as the main point of contact to develop, coordinate, & manage new/existing faculty-led programs
  • Serve as the main point of contact to develop, coordinate, and manage new and existing faculty‐led programs
  • Manage pertinent risk management policies and procedures
  • Develop, organize, and administer student orientation and re‐entry activities, and assist with other cross‐cultural education programs
  • Collect student deposits and make payments to outside vendors
  • Organize training for faculty members leading programs abroad
  • Assist the director in reviewing funding for faculty grants pertinent to program creation
  • Participate in New Student Registration and other needed presentations on campus
  • Liaison and troubleshoot with several key offices on campus for student course registration, billing, student affairs, health services, and disability student services

Calie Florek, M.B.A., Study Abroad Advisor
​Jordan Hall 133

  • Serve as primary advisor for Butler University students preparing to study abroad on all program types (faculty-led, exchange, and 3rd party provider)
  • Coordinate internal procedures for study abroad students, including online applications for all outgoing students earning credit abroad
  • Conduct information sessions and outreach activities for students, parents, faculty, and staff, including, but not limited to: New Student Registration, Welcome Week, Homecoming Weekend, Family Weekend, Admissions events, FYS presentations, etc.
  • Maintain communications with the international offices of Butler's partner universities abroad
  • Work with the Associate Director for Incoming International Exchanges and International Student Services to maintain Exchange balance and incoming exchange student roster
  • Serve as Butler’ primary ISEP coordinator
  • Maintain accurate information sheets on exchanges for outbound students
  • Coordinate study abroad pre-departure orientation (PDO) and re-entry events
  • Maintain study abroad resource library and bulletin boards
  • Oversee production of all CGE printed materials and website
  • Receive and determine acceptance of petitioned program applications

Judy Malarney, Administrative Specialist
​Jordan Hall 133

  • Serves as secretary and receptionist for the Center for Global Education
  • Coordinates study abroad advising and information session schedule
  • Oversees application procedures and maintains student files
  • Provides logistical support for CGE activities and events
  • Issues ISIC International Student Identity Cards
  • Evaluate international transcripts

Related Offices

Office of Admission

Lindsye Craig, Assistant Director of International Admission
Fax: 317-940-8150

  • Coordinates recruitment and admissions for international students
  • Processes and sends admit packets with immigration documents

Institute For Study Abroad (IFSA)

6201 Corporate Drive, Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46278
Toll Free: 800-858-0229
Fax: 317-940-9704

  • Non-Butler students, faculty or advisors looking for the Institute for Study Abroad should go directly to