Contact Information

Center for Global Education


Alex AkulliAlex Akulli

Director, Center for Global Education
(001) 434.544.8688


PhD candidate, education administration (higher, adult, and lifelong education)
PGC (strategic management)
MA (counseling)

Professional Experience:

Alex Akulli joined Lynchburg College in August 2012 from Michigan State University, in East Lansing, where is a candidate for the PhD Degree in Education Administration. At LC, Alex is working on issues around accessibility, diversity, and quality in global education. He has worked in a university setting for over a decade, and his background includes experience in international enrollment management, international and community development, faculty professional development, curriculum design and teaching, study abroad program development and management, immigration regulations, student development, and strategic planning and management.

Alex has traveled to numerous countries where he has taught, studied, conducted research, and cultivated institutional partnerships. He has served on various internationalization taskforces, and has given over a dozen conference presentations and lectures on intercultural education and learning.


Kara HoxworthKara Hoxworth

International and Study Abroad Adviser, Center for Global Education
(001) 434.544.8788


MA, higher education
BA, Spanish

Professional Experience:

Kara Hoxworth joined the Lynchburg College community in June 2013 from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania where she completed her MA in Higher Education. Through her experiences studying, traveling, and living abroad she recognizes the academic value and profound impact study abroad and international experiences can have on one’s life. Kara is an advocate for international education and diverse learning experiences, and she thoroughly enjoys her role at LC that allows her to assist in facilitating quality international opportunities that allow many to travel with purpose, gain international competency, and learn more about the world and their place in it.

When not at work, Kara enjoys being outside hiking, camping, and stand up paddle-boarding, as well as exploring new cities and countries, experiencing the culture and tasting the local cuisine.


Erin ColleyErin Colley

Graduate Assistant, Center for Global Education
(001) 434.544.8730


MBA, Master of Business Administration (expected 2015)


Erin is enrolled in LC's Master of Business Administration program; she earned a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies from Longwood University. 

Erin's international experience includes travel in countries such as England, France, Spain, and the Bahamas. These were significant and transformational experiences in her life. As a Graduate Assistant in the Center for Global Education, Erin is eager to help international and study abroad students pursue and learn from cultural and academic rich opportunities both in the United States and abroad.

During her spare time, Erin enjoys spending time with her dogs, hiking, fishing, traveling with friends, and supporting local businesses.