Search for ISSS director completed
Ellen Badger, director of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), will retire effective Feb. 28, 2013. Badger has worked at Binghamton University for the past 39 years, 12 as assistant director of admissions and 27 as director of the ISSS. She received her bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University in 1974. She is the recipient of the University and Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service, the Binghamton University Alumni Association Special Recognition Award, The NAFSA: Association of International Educators Region X (New York and New Jersey) James O’Driscoll Award for Distinguished Service, the University Award for Excellence in International Education, The NAFSA: Association of International Educators Marita Houlihan Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Field of International Education and the NAFSA: Association of International Educators Region X (New York and New Jersey) Lifetime Achievement Award.
A search for Badger’s replacement has been completed and Patricia (Trisha) Marrapese will assume her new role as director of ISSS on Jan. 17, 2013. Marrapese completed her bachelor’s degree in political science from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, and earned her Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. She is currently serving as assistant director for International Student and Scholar Services at the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to that, she served as international scholar and student advisor/study abroad advisor at the College of William and Mary. A native of Rochester, Marrapese is thrilled to be returning to the Northeast.