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Gadsden State Community College

International Students

International Programs Office

Mission Statement

The International Programs Office (IPO) is committed to meeting the needs of  international and study-abroad students at Gadsden State Community College by providing appropriate service and support.  The IPO seeks to enhance the academic, cultural, and social pursuits of students through knowledge and expertise in admissions, immigration, advising, and cross-cultural exchange.


International Students Affairs Coordinator

Click on the Play button to hear a message from Dr. Paula Ross-Derrick

Dr. Paula Ross-Derrick has a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Curriculum and Instruction/TESOL from the University of Alabama and a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in English from the University of West Georgia.  She taught at Universidade Federal de Vicosa, Brazil, in 1995 and 1999.

Ms Carol Gray, Office/Insurance Clerk

Ms Candace Tharp, Office Clerk