Bill Burress

Assistant Director of International Programs
Global Commons 310
2375 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244 (336) 278-6700

Brief Biography

Bill Burress joined the Isabella Cannon Global Education Center in September of 2009.  Bill is the only staff member in the offfice who works with both incoming international students and outgoing study abroad students.  His primary responsibilities include:

  • Managing the Elon Center in Costa Rica;
  • Advising for a selection of affiliated study abroad programs;
  • Collaborating with faculty members on selected winter term study abroad programs;
  • Working with incoming exchange students from pre-application through their time at Elon;
  • Managing GEC marketing initiatives.


Elon University, Elon, North Carolina
Master of Business Administration Candidate

Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina
Master of Education in Counselor Education

Presbyterian College, Clinton, South Carolina
Bachelor of Arts in History and Religion/Philosophy


Burress, B., Lainfiesta, A., Snell, E., & Van Bodegraven, D. (2013, March 7). Developing Short-term Faculty-led Study Abroad Programs. Workshop presented at North Carolina Association of International Educators State Conference, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, NC.

Burress, B., Fernandez-Villa, J., Martinek III, T., & Morris, P. (2011, March 25). Taking the Field: A Panel Discussion on Entering and Thriving in the Profession.  Presented at North Carolina Association of International Educators State Conference, Salem College, NC.

Burress, B., Catalano, M., Fernandes, G., & Wichman, A. (2010, November 9). Confessions of a New Professional.  Presented at NAFSA Region VII Conference, Jacksonville, FL. 

Burress, B., Foley, S., & Lutjen, A. (2008, April 17). The Experience of the First-Generation College Student.  Poster presented at the annual College of Health, Education, and Human Development Research Forum at Clemson University.

Burress, B., & Willis, E. (2007, October 19). The International Identity of Student Affairs:  Expanding Our Worldview. Presented at the South Carolina College Student Personnel Association Fall Conference at Furman University.

Professional Activities

Treasurer, North Carolina Association of International Educators

Service Activities

Advisor, Malawi Alternative Break experience, summer 2012.

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