Our History

1990 

AIE functioned as an informal network of professional international educators. 

2012

AIE was officially registered as a trade name with the State of Arizona Department of State.

2013

Members of the AIE network voted to become structured as a formal organization with officers, leadership, and operating guidelines.

2014

AIE created an independent website and logo and began gathering official members.

Arizona International Educators created the AIE Organizational Guidelines on February 21, 2013

The Original AIE Leadership Team

2013

MaryLee Carter, President 
President, International Student & Scholar Resources

Ken Bus, Treasurer 
Director International Education, Glendale Community College

Kimberly Large, Secretary 
Principal Designated School Official/SEVP, University of Phoenix

Debi Parris, Director at Large
Associate Director, International Student Advisor, ERAU

Cathy Ribic, Director at Large
Director International Student and Scholar Services, NAU

Kathy Bunch, Director at Large 
Immigration Paralegal, Fennemore Craig, PC

2014

MaryLee Carter, President
President, International Student & Scholar Resources

Debi Parris, Acting President Elect 
Associate Director, International Student Advisor, ERAU

Ken Bus, Treasurer 
Director International Education, Glendale Community College

Felicia Welch, Secretary
Principal Designated School Official/SEVP, University of Phoenix

Cathy Ribic, Director at Large 
Director International Student and Scholar Services, NAU

Kathy Bunch, Director at Large 
Immigration Paralegal, Fennemore Craig, PC

DeAnn Resk, Director at Large                                                      Assistant Director, International Communications & Programs; International Student Advisor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

In 2016, the President and President Elect titles were changed to Chair and Chair Elect

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