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Bill Hellriegel has a BA in Philosophy and an MA in TESOL, both from the University of Arizona. He has worked in the field of language education for more than 30 years, in both teaching and administrative capacities, and has experience in both the public and the private sectors. Bill spent the first two years of his career working in Spain and then six years in Japan. After returning to the U.S, he spent 11 years at the University of California and 12 years at the University of Minnesota, before coming to SIU. He has published and presented extensively. Bill is proficient in Spanish and in Japanese, and he also has some proficiency in German. His professional interests include language school marketing and effective leadership. Bill loves spending time with his family, exercising, reading, and traveling. He became CESL's Director in January 2017.
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Lilia Angel-Post joined the CESL team in Fall 2014. She has had the opportunity to help CESL students in many different capacities such as admissions officer, academic adviser, immigration specialist, substitute teacher, and, most recently, Assistant Director. She is a native of Colombia but has called the United States home since her undergraduate years. Lili’s first degree is in architecture but her time as a student worker at the Center for International Education instilled in her a love for the International Education field. Her passion for this field led her to eventually leave the architecture profession to pursue a Master’s in Teaching English as a Second Language. Since then, she has enjoyed teaching Spanish and English to speakers of other languages, coordinating migrant services, working as a medical interpreter, and helping CESL students reach their language and academic goals. Lili also helps with CESL recruiting trips, serves as the adviser for the Latin American Students Association, and participates in professional workshops offered by NAFSA, as a speaker or as a learner. In her free time, Lili loves to go for hikes in the Shawnee Forest with her husband and daughter. She also loves to spend time with friends while enjoying all the advantages of living in Carbondale, a small American town with a multicultural heart.
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Rhonda Radford joined the CESL family as part of the accounting staff in April 2018. Rhonda earned an Associate Degree in Accounting and Computer Science from John A. Logan College in 1993. After graduation, she started her accounting career at Crab Orchard Golf Club and worked there for 15 years as the office manager. She became a part of Southern Illinois University in July 2006 after her two children, Jamie and Jimmie, graduated from high school and went on to college and to the military. In 2012, Rhonda earned her Bachelor’s Degree at SIU in Information Systems, graduating cum laude and specializing in computer programming, but her true work passion is her accounting career. Her current interests include preparing for retirement and spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren.
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Joao Facciotti joined CESL in the Summer of 2022. Joao is a Brazilian who came to the US in 2015 to study at SIU. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Management and Applied Engineering in 2019, and he then started working for a cable manufacturing company in Du Quoin, IL. In 2022, he came back to SIU to pursue a master’s degree in quality engineering while working in CESL. Joao is fluent in Portuguese and English and is very passionate about different cultures and languages. His hobbies are swimming and reading.