Meet our Officers for 2016 - 2017:
Christi Lim - President
The President is the executive officer in charge of the overall progress and external affairs of ISA and the appointed leader of the executive office. The officer that oversees all events, sets the agenda for meetings, and is responsible for communication with all officers, students and university officials.
Christi is a Junior Graphic Design /Advertising major from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She loves photography, traveling, music and art. As ISA president, Christi hopes to foster an international community that embraces each other's culture.
Steven Yang - Outreach Officer
Outreach is a commitment to create an inviting climate. It is about forming respectful, trusting relationships throughout the ISA members and recognizing that everyone has value. Outreach is sharing and distributing important information about ISA and topics of concern that informs and invites action.
The greater the ability of ISA members and leaders to form positive one-on-one relationships, the greater their ability to generate positive impacts. Outreach efforts are successful when ISA leaders can develop membership with meaningful two-way discussions focusing on ISA member academic and life success.
Steven Yang is a Junior English pre-Law major. He has lived in Taiwan, Thailand and the US. He believes that every culture is unique and that every international student on campus should have a voice to pass on his or her story. He believes that everyone's stories should be heard.
Ivan Anyaegbu - Secretary
The Secretary is the advisor to the President, the executive officer responsible for the record keeping of information and discussions, scheduling and communication within the Executive Office of ISA.
Ivan is a junior from Nigeria studying Computer Science. His hobbies include playing video games, hanging out with friends, sleeping, and reading. As an ISA officer, he hopes to create a more diverse environment by encouraging students to seek interest and understanding in the various cultures represented in the community.
Leo Lai - Vice President & Treasurer
The Vice President is the executive officer responsible for all internal affairs. He/she will help formulate the association’s long-term plan and be active in carrying out the mission of ISA through the events and activities of the association.
The Treasurer is the executive officer responsible for managing and handling all the financial activity and budget of ISA. Responsible for planning and submitting budget requests to the Students’ Association, keeping track of ISA financial balances, and responsible for managing finances to minimize loss and maximize gains for student productions and activities.
Leo is a junior from Shanghai, China. He is majoring in Information Technology with a double minor in Business and Criminal Justice. He loves cooking, listening to music and driving. As an ISA officer, he hopes to make everyone feel at home at ACU and within the ISA family.
Lareina Yap - Chaplain
The Chaplain is the executive officer responsible for the spiritual welfare and growth of the ISA community. Responsible for ISA and International Chapels, and all spiritual related activities in which ISA is involved.
Lareina is a junior from Malaysia majoring in Psychology and minoring in Art. Her hobbies include watching TV shows, cooking, drawing, and painting. As an ISA officer, she hopes to bring the international students closer to God.
Sandrine Ingabire - PR Officer
The PR Officer is the executive officer responsible for planning the communication and promotion of all ISA events, promotions and other public platforms.
Sandrine is an aspiring Sophomore Global Studies major. She loves people, and enjoys serving them. Her hobbies include hanging out with friends, listening to music, reading, and dancing. As a Public Relations officer, she hopes to inspire International students to maintain their identities as they share their culture while enjoying what other cultures have to offer.
Cindy Lee - Social Media Liasion
The Social Media Liaison is the executive office responsible for planning the communication and promotion of all ISA events, promotions and other on social media platforms including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Cindy is a sophomore born in Korea but raised in Guatemala. She is studying Political Science. Her hobbies include traveling, playing guitar and watching really good movies. As an ISA officer, she hopes to help International Students feel like they are part of a family and to encourage students to learn more about different cultures.
Joseph Yoon - Sports Director
The Sports Director is the executive officer responsible for the organization and coordination of all sport activities of ISA and participation in intramural events.
Joseph is a sophomore studying Business Management. He is from South Korea and has lived in Sierra Leone. His hobbies are playing soccer, listening to music, hanging out with friends, and dancing. As an ISA Officer, he hopes to make students feel at home at ACU and close to every International Student.
Veronica Whitt - Advisor
ISA Advisor - Staff/Faculty of Abilene Christian University with substantial experience abroad, and working with students from different parts of the world. She is responsible for keeping ISA officers accountable and guiding students in furthering the goals and vision of the International Students' Association.
Veronica was born and raised in Cebu, Philippines and came to the U.S. in 2009 to attend ACU. During her time at ACU she was very involved in the International Students’ Association and had served as an officer herself for two consecutive years. Veronica graduated in 2012 with a degree in Family Studies and since then has continued to serve international students in various capacities. As an advisor, she hopes to provide adequate support and guidance to the ISA officers which will foster their growth as leaders.