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International Training Staff

Project Director

Diana Parks

Diana Parks has served as project director for International Training Programs at CSU, Chico for over 20 years.  She has managed over 70 federally-funded projects including Teacher Training, Civic Education, Agriculture, Journalism, NGO Development, and Leadership Training programs. Ms. Parks has traveled professionally and personally in more than 47 countries, including to Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, and Georgia for participant selection and follow-on to training programs.  She holds a Master's Degree in Bilingual Education.

Ms. Parks lived and worked overseas in India (as a Peace Corp volunteer), Chile and Honduras, providing her with a cultural sensitivity that enables her to work effectively with individuals from a variety of countries.  Her extensive management and international experience ensures a professional and successful outcome of all CSU, Chico international training programs. Her interaction with international groups provides continuity and helps participants to focus on training objectives. 

Project Manager

Marcie Menon

Marcie Menon has been involved with the implementation of eight programs through International Training Programs at CSU, Chico and has fulfilled the role of manager in the last three.  She is primarily responsible for program logistics, coordination, and participant well-being.  Her Bachelors of Science degree in Information and Computer Science along with extensive experience working overseas in diverse settings instills her with strong intercultural communication skills and extensive organizational capabilities and problem-solving techniques.