Bria Phillips

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Semester of Degree Completion


Thesis Director

Charles G. Eberly


Eulalee Anderson, a higher education scholar and leader in the office of international students and scholars spent her days tending to the development and support of international students attending college in the United States, specifically at Eastern Illinois University. Born in Port Alegre, Brazil in 1919, she earned a bachelor's degree at the University of Oklahoma and three masters degrees at Eastern Illinois University. The majority of her professional career was at Eastern Illinois University where she first worked in Booth Library at the circulation desk and later joined what was then called the International Programs office as the international student advisor. Between 1967 and 1978, she advised international students to their successful lifestyle transition and culture change to the United States as well as to the completion of their academic degrees. Anderson assumed leadership positions in many higher education student and professional organizations. This study sought to determine her contributions to the student affairs profession in relation to working with international students at Eastern Illinois University during a time when there was not much support for them.

Anderson contributed and basically built the foundation for the early development of support services for international students at Eastern Illinois University. During her time as international student advisor, she built a reputation for herself as an undeniable lifeline of support for students. Her extreme devotion and passion for EIU earned her great recognition among students, staff and the local community, solidifying her legacy as a true pioneer in student affairs.

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