Daniela Baban Hurrle
Daniela began working in higher education in 2005, and has spent the last 11 years at SUNY Cortland. She earned her Bachelor’s from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, her Master’s from Gannon University and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Immigration Law from CUNY. Daniela grew up in the capital of the Republic of Moldova, a city called Chisinau. She moved to the United States to continue her education.
Daniela leads international partnership development, education abroad, dual diploma programs and provides visa advisement to all international students, including exchange, and visiting students. Daniela serves as a PDSO and ARO overseeing SUNY Cortland’s compliance with federal regulations pertaining to student and scholar visas, and SEVIS records. She also contributes to campus internationalization, faculty and institutional collaborations, and bringing students from around the globe to SUNY Cortland.
Assistant Director of Study Abroad
Hugh earned an undergraduate degree in Film Studies & Production from Hofstra University, and a master’s degree in History from SUNY Cortland. He taught English to middle and elementary school students in Minamiaizu, Fukushima, Japan as part of the JET Programme, and previously worked for Kaplan International English in New York City and the Office of International Education & Global Initiatives at Binghamton University.
Hugh has worked at SUNY Cortland since 2011 and currently advises for programs to: Belize, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Ghana, Hawaii, Ireland, Romania, Spain, and Tanzania. He also manages the Cortland Study Abroad Peer Advisors Internship Program, is chair of the SUNY CIE Sustainable Study Abroad Committee, and is coordinator of the annual SUNY Study Abroad Fair Circuit.
Office Assistant 2
Amanda earned a Associate's degree from Mohawk Valley Community College in May of 2011 in Utica. She then attended SUNY Oneonta to complete her Bachelor's degree in Mass Communications, Production Track. In the spring of 2017, she started working at SUNY Delhi as an Office Assistant 1 in the mailroom of the Facilities department. She joined the International Programs Office at SUNY Cortland in the summer of 2018 as an Office Assistant 2. Her duties include answering the main phone line and greeting people as they enter the office. In addition, she creates supplements for study abroad transcripts, works on updating students' Horizons accounts and provides other support services for the office.
Kayla N. DeCoste
Assistant Director of Study Abroad
Kayla earned an undergraduate degree in International Relations, French, and European Studies from Canisius College where she studied abroad in Meudon, France, teaching English for six weeks to middle school aged children. Following undergrad, she spent four years working in Transfer Admissions for Paul Smith’s College before returning to Canisius College to complete her master’s degree in Higher Education Student Affairs Administration. Her graduate assistantship during this time focused on the areas of study abroad, ESL and international students, and at-risk students. The topic of her master’s thesis was “The perceived long-term impacts of study abroad.”
Kayla provides walk-in advising for international and study abroad students. She plans and puts on programming targeted to international students, provides academic advisement and other student support on visas, course registration, health insurance, taxes and more. In addition, Kayla advises for programs in Australia, France, India, the United Kingdom, and for Cortland students studying abroad on Other-SUNY Programs. She also puts on the Study Abroad 101 information sessions.
International Student Advisor
Mike earned an undergraduate degree in History with a minor in Dance from SUNY Brockport, and a master's degree in Education from Nazareth University. He taught English grammar and oral communications classes to high school students in Ibaraki Prefecture, Koga, Japan for 5 years as part of the JET Programme and for the past 8 years was a high school teacher instructing history, dance, ESL, physical education, personal finance, and Japanese culture classes at local high schools in the Rochester, NY area.
Mike provides walk-in advising for international students, develops programming for international students, supports students with F-1 visas, course registration, health insurance, and much more.
Kate provides administrative support for the International Programs Office. Her duties include; coordinating office support systems, office policies and procedures, reporting, accounts management, contracts, travel arrangements, filing, answering phones, payables and receivables, tuition, and work closely with several offices on and off campus. Kate may not be immediately visible in the office, but she is there, and if there is anything that should require her assistance, please never hesitate to ask.
Mary Schlarb, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice Provost for Student Achievement and Senior International Officer
Lawrence earned an undergraduate degree in English from SUNY Cortland and is a current graduate student in the MA English program at Cortland. He plans to obtain a PhD in English after completing his masters. His duties include walk-in advising, Study Abroad 101, and assisting in various projects within the International Programs Office.