Office of Study Abroad and Outreach

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Meet the Staff



Pedro E. Bidegaray

Pedro promotes and facilitates institutional engagement domestically as well as internationally, expands the relevance and benefits of international education and perspectives across campus. Additionally, Pedro facilitates and supports initiatives that help academic programs serve the local and international community.

Pedro E. Bidegaray, Ph.D. 
Director, Study Abroad and Outreach
PE-Bidegaray@wiu.edu 
(309) 298-2504

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Kim McDaniel 
Study Abroad Advisor, Faculty-led programs
KD-McDaniel@wiu.edu  
(309) 298-2504

Kim McDaniel

Kim has worked in the Study Abroad and Outreach office since 2001. In 2005 she moved to her current role, in which she coordinates the faculty-led programs and provides administrative support to faculty leaders. Additionally, Kim advises students about their options to study abroad.



Sarah Looman

Sarah guides students through their study abroad experience, from choosing an academic destination somewhere around the world to becoming a Global Ambassador here at Western. She coordinates our semester abroad program and makes sure that students' choices match their academic requirements. She studied abroad in Spain and taught in Mexico. Currently she is working on her doctorate in Higher Education Leadership.

Sarah Looman 
Study Abroad Advisor, Semester Exchanges
SJ-Looman@wiu.edu 
(309) 298-2504

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Sally Adams 
Chief Clerk
SA-Adams2@wiu.edu 
(309) 298-1911

Sally Adams

Sally provides support to the director, specifically aiding with administrative processes and program development. Sally also supervises the Outreach student assistant.



Dawn Gray

Dawn has many responsibilities in the office. She represents the office during school events, provides some advising to students, and keeps our website updated, among other things. Dawn is also a graduate student in the College Student Personnel: Higher Education Leadership Master’s program. Her ultimate goal is to become a Study Abroad Advisor as she loves assisting students plan their abroad learning experience.

Dawn Gray 
Office Support Specialist
DM-Gray@wiu.edu 
(309) 298-2504

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