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Leadership Team

Andrea Gils

Andrea Gils, a native of Uruguay, is the marketing and communications manager at the University of Kentucky International Center, where she supports the University of Kentucky’s strategic initiatives for internationalization; and the International Center’s units including Recruitment, International Student & Scholar Services, Partnerships & Research, Education Abroad & Exchanges, Confucius Institute, Office of China Initiatives, Global Health Initiatives and International Health, Safety & Security.

Sandee Huang

Sandee holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Soochow University in China, and a master’s degree in Accounting from the University of Science and Technology Beijing. She then earned her Master’s in Public Policy from the UK Martin School of Public Policy & Administration in May 2014, further extending her abilities in the areas of nonprofit financial management. 

Karen Slaymaker

Karen Slaymaker is the Assistant Director for International Student and Scholar Services at the University of Kentucky. Ms. Slaymaker received her B.S. in Elementary Education from Messiah College in Grantham, PA. She is currently working toward a master’s degree in Higher Education with a focus in Student Affairs at the University of Kentucky.

Ms. Slaymaker has taught English as a second language in Japan and the U.S. At the University of Washington, Ms. Slaymaker worked as a community coordinator for Graduate and Apartment Housing.

Miko McFarland

Miko McFarland, a Missouri native, received her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Master of International Affairs and Administration from Missouri State University.

Elizabeth Leibach

Elizabeth Leibach has an extensive and diverse background in international admissions, student and scholar advising, employment-based immigration law, and international programming.   International education has been her career path as an active member of NAFSA since 1997.  She has held positions in large state, public and private institutions and developed an immigration practice for an attorney in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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