The Office for Global Engagement (OGE) is pleased to announce the appointment of Chelsea Wells as the new Director of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS). This is an important leadership role in OGE and for the University, ensuring compliance with federal immigration regulations, advocating for international students and scholars on campus and in our community, and providing specialized support services for our 2,900 students and 450 scholars who come from 111 countries around the world. Chelsea brings exceptional expertise to OGE with respect to federal immigration regulations, advocacy for our international community, international student recruitment and admissions, and the relationships she has built across campus and in the community.
Chelsea Wells is a dedicated higher education professional who has been working with international students and diverse communities for nearly ten years. With a background in Anthropology and Law, Chelsea has worked to advocate for the needs of international students and their families through a myriad of channels, including immigration and educational advising, as well as recruitment and admissions processing. Chelsea received her Bachelor of Science in Biological Anthropology from Loyola University Chicago, and her Juris Doctor from Seattle University School of Law. Chelsea has worked at the University of Utah for nearly four years, and most recently served as the Director of Operations in the Office of Admissions. Chelsea is greatly looking forward to continuing to work with the international community at the U, as well as for the opportunity to continue to advocate and innovate to expand our programs and initiatives to best serve our international students and scholars.
Chelsea is starting in her new role on July 8, 2019.