Charles Wilkerson serves as the Director of International Education. He started at TTU from August 2004.
Wilkerson oversees the Office of International Education.
Part of Wilkerson's team is the Immigration Specialist, Study Abroad Coordinator, International Undergraduate Admissions Clerk, International Insurance, and serves as the liaison for the new ESL program at TTU, FLS International..
Presently his main focus is on international recruitment and developing partnership
world wide and nationwide.
In 2010 and 2011 WIlkerson traveled to Japan, South Korea, China, PR, Taiwan, ROC, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and UAE for recruitment fairs and expos.
In 2012 he recruited in China, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand. In October 2012 he will recruit throughout South America.
In Tennessee, Charles is a member of TAIE, and Region 7 NAFSA, and has served as a trainer for new DSO's in the TBR. Nowadays he spends much of his time developing partners in East Asia, Europe and South America.
Charles, (call me Charlie) completed his Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction Emphasis in TESOL from the University of Tennessee in 1997/ Charlie was part of the start up team for the San Franscisco Center of INTRAX English Institute http://www.intraxinstitute.edu/ in which he serves as the Assistant Director, Immigration officer and International Recruiter for 7 years.
He returned to Tennessee, to be closer to his family who are living in East Tennessee.
In his free time Charlie likes to travel, shop online, listen to music, spin, chat, maintain his many fish and turtle aquariums and learn other languages. He lived in Japan for his undergraduate degree and he is very proficient in Japanese. Much of his free time revolves around taking care of his dog and spending time with his friends.