Meet the CGL Staff

Elaine Meyer-Lee

Associate Vice President for Global Learning and Leadership Development
Buttrick Hall 103A


Elaine is delighted to bring her experience in, knowledge of, and passion for women’s global and leadership education to the innovative Summit initiative. Initially motivated by the transformative impact of her studies abroad in France and Haiti, she earned a doctorate in human development and psychology from Harvard University. There she began her studies of college student development around issues of difference (international and domestic) and the effects of intercultural education. Elaine publishes and presents nationally and internationally on these topics, as well as on international and women’s education leadership. She helped found, and for the past 12 years directed, the Center for Women’s Intercultural Leadership at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN.




Gundolf Graml

Assistant Dean for Global Learning
Associate Professor of German Studies

Buttrick Hall 104B



Gundolf’s passion for connecting across geographical, cultural, and disciplinary borders played a major role in his move to the United States after earning an M.A. in history and German literature in his native country, Austria. Gundolf subsequently received a Ph.D. in German cultural studies from the University of Minnesota and has since published widely on the connections between traveling, tourism, and identity. These topics have also shaped his teaching career at Agnes Scott College, where his courses range from beginning German language classes to seminars on German film, Afro-German history and culture, and Global Journeys courses to Austria and Hungary. Following his work in the design and implementation of Agnes Scott’s Summit global learning curriculum, Gundolf enjoys supporting current and future Scotties as they begin to navigate their own paths in the world.


Julie Champlin-Liguori

Faculty-led Programs Coordinator
Buttrick Hall 102B


Synthesizing her learning from a B.A. in German from Hendrix College, an M.A. in English Language Teaching from the University of Reading, UK, and several years working in the leisure travel industry, Julie is delighted to be serving as Summit’s Faculty-Led Programs Coordinator. Julie’s affinity for travel has led her to live, work, and travel throughout most of Europe, Japan, and China.


Walk-In Advising Hours
Please visit Julie if you are a first-year with questions about your Journeys program, or are interested in a Global Study Tour or other ASC faculty-led program. 

Mondays and Fridays: 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.


Clementine Hakizimana

Coordinator for Global Learning Academic Initiatives
Buttrick Hall 104B

A native of Rwanda, Clementine grew up living in several African countries. She studied her last high school years in Belgium before moving to the United States to go to college.  After spending two years in Terre Haute, IN, she ran away from the cold and transferred to The University of Georgia where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Finance. 

Walk-In Advising Hours
Please visit Clementine for study abroad advising if you are a non-US citizen OR your last name begins with A H. 

Mondays: 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Tuesdays and Fridays: 10:00 a.m.-Noon



Jameal Hines

SUMMIT Initiatives Coordinator
Buttrick Hall 102B

With over 10 years of experience across the non-profit and government sectors, Jameal is excited to make higher education and Agnes Scott College her home. Jameal provides support for the SUMMIT curriculum and global learning academic activities and uses her background in race equity and inclusion to create positive and enriching experiences for Scotties locally and abroad. A few of her favorite places to travel abroad are Honduras, The Netherlands and Spain, but she's a true believer that local is global. Her door is always open to chat and if you need an answer, she's 99.9% likely to find it for you.


Cassandra Lawrence

Office Manager/Administrative Assistant
Buttrick Hall 104B

A Georgia native, Cassandra received her bachelor's degree in public relations from Georgia Southern University. She has over 10 years of experience in higher education and brings her expertise and southern charm to her role as Office Manager of the Center for Global Learning and Administrative Assistant for Summit. 


Wafia Sayf

International Student Advisor
Buttrick Hall 102B

Wafia Sayf is a passionate advocate for diverse students and communities, a Student Affairs Professional and Non-Profit Leader with over 20 years of experience developing, facilitating, and improving programs that provide strong support and resources critical to the student community and academic success. Dedicated to improving the student experience, Wafia joins Agnes Scott College as its International Student Advisor where she looks forward to putting all her background to work.

Walk-In Advising Hours
Please visit Wafia if you are an international student, a first-year with questions about your Journeys program, or are interested in a Global Study Tour or other ASC faculty-led program. 

Tuesdays: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. and Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Main Office

Buttrick Hall 104B (main office, independent study abroad, international student advising)

Buttrick Hall 102B (first-year global learning and faculty-led study abroad)

Phone: 404.471.5380
Fax: 404.471.5383

Business Hours
Academic year: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Summer: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-5:15 p.m.

Mailing Address

SUMMIT – Center for Global Learning
Agnes Scott College
141 E. College Ave
Decatur, GA 30030 

Getting to Us

Maps & Directions 
(Buttrick Hall is #6 on the Campus Map)

Agnes Scott College
141 E College Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030