Mandy Hansen, Ed.D.

Mandy Hansen, Ed.D.

Director - International Affairs


Dr. Mandy Hansen has worked in international education in a professional capacity for over 18 years. Dr. Hansen’s institutional knowledge and experience involves international education efforts at a community college, a small private university, and large public institutions. She has directed international admissions and recruitment, development strategic enrollment plans, coordinated orientations, created partnership programs, conducted grant writing/proposal writing, led faculty-directed program abroad, and advised international students and scholars.

Dr. Hansen is an alumnus of the Fulbright Program for International Administrators in Germany and served in leadership positions with professional organizations such as NAFSA: Association of International Education, the American International Recruitment Council, and the National Association for College Admission Counseling. She has presented at national and international conferences on topics ranging from international student mobility, women and leadership, strategic international enrollment management, and international student engagement. She’s been interviewed by University Business, International Educator and The Chronicle for insights and feedback on international recruiting, international student mobility and enrollment. Her doctoral degree is in educational leadership and higher education administration and her research involved a narrative inquiry into the lived experiences and professional journeys of women senior international officers. Her education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Relations and Latin American studies at the University of Pittsburgh, a Master’s Degree in Non-profit management at Alfred University, and a doctorate degree from Northern Arizona University.

Dr. Hansen spends much of her free time hiking throughout the West and has a strong affinity for the Southwest, pottery, and painting. Her favorite book is Claiming Ground by Laura Bell and she enjoys trail running and kayaking.