Contact Us

Questions about applying to the university, or the admission process, please email the admissions office at or one of the admission councilors below:


Undergraduate Students

Cindy Lambert
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Work: 815-740-3385
Fax: 815-740-5078







Graduate Students

Sandee Sloka
Director of Graduate/Degree Completion Admissions
Phone: 815-740-5026







General questions about the university, please email the International Programs Office at


Angie Maffeo
Acting Director, International Programs Office
Director, English Language for Academic Purposes
Phone: (815)-740-3711







Angie, an Illinois native and Joliet resident for 10 years, grew up in a family that hosted many foreign exchange students. Since then, her life and career have been devoted to promoting cultural and linguistic understanding between people all around the world. She received B.A. degrees in International Studies and Political Science from Loyola University Chicago, where she also received her M.A. in Political Science (International). She is currently finishing her M.A. in TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language). Angie studied abroad in Rome, Italy for a year and has traveled to 23 countries. Before coming to USF, Angie held positions in a refugee resettlement organization, a translation agency, and an the international office at Rush University Medical Center, and she has taught or tutored ESL and academic English to very diverse students and refugees for 15 years. She is very excited to welcome international students to USF and to help facilitate unique cultural and academic experiences during their time in the United States.

Please contact Angie for information about:

  • English Language for Academic Purposes
  • Short-term intensive English language programmin
  • University partnerships and exchanges
  • Immigration/visa/SEVIS questions
  • International student events and services
  • Cultural questions
  • Inter-departmental collaboration



Maureen Stephan

Maureen Stephan
Asst. Director, International Programs Office
Phone: 815-740-5025







Maureen is originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan and is a graduate of Central Michigan University. While studying Journalism and Spanish at CMU, Maureen also studied abroad in Seville, Spain. Upon returning from studying abroad, Maureen continued encouraging students to study abroad while working as an assistant editor at a study abroad magazine and as the travel editor for Central Michigan University’s online magazine. Since then, she has worked with stu¬dents from all over the world in various capacities. She has worked as a resident advisor in Oxford, England and Barcelona, Spain where she was responsible for helping students acclimate to life in another country, and as an Academic Director in Bogota, Colombia. As the Academic Director, Maureen assisted international students with applying to U.S. universities, giving her a unique perspective when it comes to assisting USF’s international students. Maureen hopes that she can inspire USF students to study abroad while also continually creating a welcoming environment for USF’s international student population.

Please contact Maureen for information about:

  • Study Abroad
  • Short-term Cultural Experiences Abroad
  • Gilman, Fulbright, and other scholarship opportunities
  • International student events and services
  • International orientation
  • OPT, CPT, and international student employment