Roberta Pokphanh
Interim Co-Director, Assistant Vice Provost for International Affairs
Joe Potts
Interim Co-Director, Assistant Vice Provost, International Innovation & Initiatives
Associate Director, SEVIS Coordinator

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

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
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

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
Strong Hall, room 2

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

Office Manager

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

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

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

Tiffany coordinates programming for first year and continuing international students, assists with international student orientation...

Student Resource Coordinator

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

Senior Document Specialist

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

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

International Leadership Team Member
Orientation Coordinator

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

International Leadership Team Member
Front Desk Assistant

Taylor greets and welcomes international students to the ISS office, assists ISS staff, answers telephone calls, and schedules appointments for the...

Front Desk Assistant

Garret greets and welcomes international students to the ISS office, assists ISS staff, answers telephone calls, and schedules appointments for the...


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