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Roberta Pokphanh
Interim Co-Director, Assistant Vice Provost for International Affairs
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Joe Potts
Interim Co-Director, Assistant Vice Provost, International Innovation & Initiatives
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Associate Director, SEVIS Coordinator
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Lynne oversees our Federal reporting requirements to assure KU properly reports required information such as changes in major, full-time registration in classes; transfers from one school to another, etc...

Yuki Watanabe
Assistant Director, Advising and Compliance
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Yuki primarily advises F-1 and J-1 international students on immigration regulation matters (ex. courseload reduction, employment authorization, I-20/DS-2019 updates or extensions, etc.)...

Assistant Director
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Strong Hall, room 2

Keeli oversees all employee and scholar immigration services and sponsorship at KU including H-1B, J-1, O-1 TN and permanent residency.

Emily Lee
Assistant Director, Advising and Orientation
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Emily advises international students on immigration regulations and policies. She also coordinates checking in new students and presents trainings on immigration related matters for students, faculty, and staff...

International Employee & Scholar Advisor
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Strong Hall, room 2

Shawn primarily advises J-1 visiting scholars and Postdoctoral researchers on visa sponsorship issues.

Office Manager
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Regina is responsible for the daily management of ISS.  She also assists the director and other staff members, monitors the departmental financials and maintains...

Manager, Special Programs
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Celeste manages the sponsored student program, the Jayhawk Semester program and the international undergraduate scholarship administration. She serves as primary contact for sponsoring agencies, students and university departments that work with sponsored or visiting students. Celeste also assists with development of sponsor relationships and partnerships for short term visiting student programs.

Front Desk Manager
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Donna manages the day to day operation of the Front Desk and reception area.  She provides guidance on immigration related questions...

Programming & First Year Experience Coordinator
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Tiffany coordinates programming for first year and continuing international students, assists with international student orientation...

Student Resource Coordinator
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Keila assists KU international students with academic (non-immigration) questions and concerns...

Senior Document Specialist
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Julie prepares and produces immigration documents such as I-20s and DS-2019s for new, incoming international students of the University of Kansas...

Special Programs Coordinator

Haining provides assistance in the sponsored student program, international scholarships, and the Jayhawk Semester program.

Systems Analyst
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Nikola designs and maintains various electronic business workflows used by ISS staff.

International Student Ambassador

International Student Ambassadors support and guide international students as they apply to KU, duringt their orientation upon arrival, and throughout their first year as a Jayhawk. They possess a wealth of knowledge on how to be a successful international Jayhawk.

Orientation Coordinator Graduate Assistant
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Megan is the ISS Orientation Coordinator. She helps plan and execute the “You at KU – International” Orientations at the start of each semester.

Front Desk

What does she do at ISS?

Taylor greets and welcomes international students to the ISS office, assists ISS staff, answers telephone calls, and schedules appointments for the international student advisors. Her responsibilities include copying/scanning files and immigration documents, creating/updating Word documents/Excel spreadsheets and responding to questions from our international students.

Front Desk

What does he do at ISS?

Tonderai greets and welcomes international students to the ISS office, assists ISS staff, answers telephone calls, and schedules appointments for the international student advisors. His responsibilities include copying/scanning files and immigration documents, creating/updating Word documents/Excel spreadsheets and responding to questions from our international students.

Front Desk

What does she do at ISS?

Andrea greets and welcomes international students to the ISS office, assists ISS staff, answers telephone calls, and schedules appointments for the international student advisors. Her responsibilities include copying/scanning files and immigration documents, creating/updating Word documents/Excel spreadsheets and responding to questions from our international students.

International Student Ambassador

International Student Ambassadors support and guide international students as they apply to KU, duringt their orientation upon arrival, and throughout their first year as a Jayhawk. They possess a wealth of knowledge on how to be a successful international Jayhawk.

Senior International Student Ambassador

Senior International Student Ambassadors help train and guide our ISA team as well as support and guide international students as they apply to KU, duringt their orientation upon arrival, and throughout their first year as a Jayhawk. They possess a wealth of knowledge on how to be a successful international Jayhawk.

International Student Ambassador

International Student Ambassadors support and guide international students as they apply to KU, duringt their orientation upon arrival, and throughout their first year as a Jayhawk. They possess a wealth of knowledge on how to be a successful international Jayhawk.

Senior International Student Ambassador

Senior International Student Ambassadors help train and guide our ISA team as well as support and guide international students as they apply to KU, duringt their orientation upon arrival, and throughout their first year as a Jayhawk. They possess a wealth of knowledge on how to be a successful international Jayhawk.

International Student Ambassador

International Student Ambassadors support and guide international students as they apply to KU, duringt their orientation upon arrival, and throughout their first year as a Jayhawk. They possess a wealth of knowledge on how to be a successful international Jayhawk.


 
 

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