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International student and scholar services

The International Center brings the world to mid-Missouri. Our  International Student and Scholar Services team provides support services to international students and scholars who come to MU, and we help the departments that host them.

Name (last, first)TitleAdvising area(s)
Currey, DavidDirector of international student and scholar services,
Assistant director of the International Center
Colbrecht, KristenInternational student coordinator,
Assistant director of international student and scholar services
J-1 students, F-1 students (last/family name starting with L)
Hardesty, KillionInternational student adviser
Huh, ChrisInternational student adviserF-1 students (last/family names starting with A-K, M and N)
Whitley, MorrellInternational student adviserF-1 students (last/family names starting with O-Z)
Heibel, DottieDocument specialist, international students
Collins, JillianDirector of sponsored student programsSponsored students
Pate, LaurenInternational sponsored student adviserSponsored students
Carranza, KristenDocument specialist, international sponsored students and international scholars
Sellers, LaurenInternational scholar coordinator
Allred, OlgaInternational scholar adviserJ-1 scholars
Gallagher, ColeInternational scholar adviserH-1B scholars
Hrach, Chatchaya (Bay)SEVIS compliance coordinator
Guo, XiaoyuDirector of international analytics

Study abroad

The International Center takes MU around the world. Our Study Abroad team develops and administers quality education-abroad programs that help students gain appreciation and understanding of other nations and cultures, by studying outside the U.S.

Name (last, first)TitleAdvising area(s)
Ayllon, MiguelDirector of study abroad,
Assistant director of the International Center
Brouder, PaulinaAssociate director of study abroadPaulina's programs
Palmieri, William Senior study abroad coordinatorWilliams's programs
Triatik, RebeccaSenior study abroad coordinatorRebecca's programs
Harris, BrendanStudy abroad adviserBrendan's programs
Jackson, AnDreaStudy abroad adviserAnDrea's programs; exchange students
Duong, MyleStudy abroad enrollment management coordinator
McClaren, IrinaOffice support assistant IV

International health, safety and security

Name (last, first)TitleAdvising area(s)
Lindeman, BarbaraDirector of international health, safety and security
Veltrop, TonyaAssistant director of international health, safety and security

Office and administrative staff

Name (last, first)TitleAdvising area(s)
Brown, VickyOffice and fiscal manager
Kostina, KatherineFiscal assistant
Baumann, HilaryExecutive staff assistant
Bennett, LornaFront desk assistant


Name (last, first)TitleAdvising area(s)
Jorgensen, Erin McNeillDirector of communications
Siess, AubreyStrategic communications associate