CIS Abroad Response to COVID-19. Updates here.

Meet Our Wonderful

University Relations Staff

The University Relations team is led by Jess Jones, Vice President of University Relations & Custom Programs. With over a decade of experience in international education, Jess is charged with developing innovative ways for CIS Abroad to be a strong partner to universities.

Whether it’s virtually coming to campus to hold open advising hours for students or hosting a health and safety workshop for faculty members interested in teaching abroad, our university relations will work with you to develop a presence to help your office meet its goals. We know that each university has unique needs and we aim to determine which CIS Abroad programs are the best fit for your students.

University Relations 

  • Jess Jones, VP of University Relations & Custom Programs
  • Emily Negard, Interim VP University Relations & Marketing
  • Kent Moore, Director of University Relations & Custom Programs
  • Veelie Alba, University Relations Director
  • Dr. Jennifer Engel, VP of Academic Affairs
  • Kris Holloway, President
  • Jeff Palm, Founder & Senior VP of Business Development
  • Jessica Aragon, Alumni and Events Coordinator

Where can I find the info I need? 

Our Advisor Resource Center is a one stop shop for study abroad advisors. It’s full of handy information and links to make working with us at CIS Abroad a little easier. Below is a guide for who to go to for the most common inquiries!

Student advising
Please send your request to

Recruitment (on-campus or virtual)
Visit our Virtual Fair page and contact Kent Moore (

Applicant updates
Log into the CIS Abroad Advisor Portal for information about applicants from your institution. Contact Kent Moore ( with any questions regarding Portal access.

Course syllabi
Our self-serve Course Syllabus Library is accessible from within the CIS Abroad Advisor Portal. If you need Portal access or have trouble logging in, please contact Kent Moore (

Email with student’s name, program name, and program term

Risk management inquiries
Please visit our risk management home page and/or see program-specific risk mitigation information via the Advisor Portal. Need portal access? Email Kent Moore at

Custom Program inquiries and services
Visit this web page and complete the form that most closely corresponds to your current needs.

Strategic operations services and four pillars of institutional support
You can read more here and complete this brief form to get in touch with our team.

For all other inquiries
Please contact Emily Negard (