Meet our Administration Team

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Valentina Stagnani
Acting Dean, International

As the Associate Dean Valentina exhibits her passion for foreign languages and other cultures on a daily basis. It’s this passion that drives her eagerness to ensure that the students enrolled in Mohawk’s programmes live a happy, fulfilling and successful experience in their learning and mastering of English.

Languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian

Thea Laidman

Thea Laidman
Director, International Recruitment

Thea directs the international recruitment efforts for Mohawk. Having lived, worked or travelled in over 40 countries she enjoys supporting students as they realize their goals of studying in Canada.

Language: English

Daniel Farr

Daniel Farr
Manager, International Marketing & Operations

Daniel is responsible for overseeing the marketing strategy as well as managing the administrative and financial operations of the international department. He is passionate about higher education and is committed to ensuring all of our students receive the finest educational opportunities.

Language: English

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Natalie Hughes
EAP-LCC Academic Manager

Natalie provides leadership to the faculty, staff and students for the EAP/ESL programs within Mohawk International’s Language and Culture Center. With a history of personal travel and international teaching, she is passionate about international education.

Languages: English

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Elyse Pipitone, MA Ed., PMP
Manager, International & Exchange Students

Elyse’s passion for travel and culture is reflected in her work at Mohawk, and in her personal life. She leads the Language & Culture Centre team in supporting the student experience, and student transition to Hamilton and Mohawk college. She continually learns about the world around her and is always interested in new experiences. Elyse strives to provide rich, cross-cultural learning opportunities to all students at Mohawk College.

Languages: English and French

Allison Stewart

Allison Stewart
Change Management Lead

Allison works with the Support Officers within the International team along with the international leads across the College who support the overall international experience. Allison has been with the College for 15 years and enjoys meeting international students from around the world and hearing about how they arrived at Mohawk College.

Language: English

Jenn Horwath

Jenn Horwath
Academic Coordinator

Jenn works in collaboration with the academic areas to develop resources and programs to support international student success and with external partners to advance international scholarly and contract activities. She is thrilled to be a part of a team that provides opportunities for international students to realize their dreams for academic success.

Language: English

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Tayo Oluloro
Finance & Administrative Officer

Tayo is an alumna of Oregon State University and has over nine years of experience working in post-secondary educational institutions. During her time working at Oregon State University and Mt.Hood Community College, she was responsible for scheduling, purchasing, and earned a reputation as a dedicated and reliable staff. Since joining Mohawk International in April 2018, she has already become a valuable member of the team and is known for her enthusiasm and commitment to helping staff and students. Tayo speaks several languages and brings a wealth of international experience.

Language: English