Meet International Student Services

Tugrul Polat

Director of International Student Services


  • PhD in Heritage Studies, Arkansas State University (in progress)
  • MBA, University of North Alabama
  • Finance, University of North Alabama

Professional Memberships:

  • Phi Beta Delta, Honors Society for International Scholars


Bailey Gambill

Assistant Director of International Student Services


  • MPA, University of Arkansas Little Rock
  • TESOL/TEFL, Oxford Seminars
  • English, Arkansas State University

Bailey is the Assistant Director for International Student Services. She earned her BA in English at Arkansas State University. From 2008-2013 she worked with international students in the Office of International Programs at ASTATE, beginning as a Student Worker and ending as the Student Support Services Coordinator. Bailey lived in China for two years teaching English as a Foreign Language and has traveled to Venezuela, Italy, South Korea, Thailand, and Bangladesh.