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The University of Oklahoma International Student Services (OU ISS) staff has many years of experience working with international students, and actively seeks professional training and professional development opportunities through a variety of channels. Many of us have lived outside the US for extended periods of time, often as international students ourselves.

Robyn Rojas

Robyn Rojas
Director

Robyn advises students and the university community regarding student immigration regulations including travel, employment, and maintenance of status. She holds a BA in Spanish from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and an MA in Global Affairs from the University of Oklahoma.

Robyn studied abroad in Guadalajara, Mexico and has traveled to Peru, Colombia, and Taiwan.


 

Whitney França

Whitney França
Assistant Director
 
Whitney advises students and the university community regarding student immigration regulations including travel, employment, and maintenance of status. She holds a BA in Orality Studies from Oklahoma Baptist University and a post graduate certificate in TESOL from Oklahoma State University. Whitney has studied abroad in Brazil and is fluent in Brazilian Portuguese. She has also traveled to Asia, Europe, and Latin America.


 

Titus Boswell

Titus Boswell
Sponsored Student Programs Coordinator and J-1 Student Program Coordinator

Titus functions as the university liaison among academic departments, sponsored students and their sponsors. He advises students and the university community regarding student immigration regulations including travel, employment, and maintenance of status.  Titus holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Oklahoma and a Master’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Tel Aviv. He has studied abroad and lived abroad for over 4 ½ years, and has travelled to Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.


 

Brenda Chaney

Brenda Chaney
International Student Advisor

Brenda advises students and the university community regarding student immigration regulations including travel, employment, and maintenance of status. Brenda holds a BBA in Finance from OU.

 


 

Emilie Gordon

Emilie Gordon
International Student Advisor

Emilie advises students and the university community regarding student immigration regulations including travel, employment, and maintenance of status. Emilie is originally from France, and has lived in the US since 2003. She holds a Bachelors degree in English from the University of Central Oklahoma and is currently pursuing a Master in Adult and Higher Education at the University of Oklahoma.  


 

Brianna Hair

Brianna Hair
International Student Advisor

Brianna advises students and the university community regarding student immigration regulations including: travel, employment, and maintenance of status.  She holds a B.A. in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine from the University of Oklahoma. Brianna grew up in Northern China and recently spent a year studying Chinese at Peking University refining her Chinese language skills. She has administrated humanitarian trips to South Africa and Thailand and has traveled to  Singapore, Indonesia, South Korea, and Mexico.


 

Brandi Hembree

Brandi Hembree
International Student Advisor

Brandi issues initial I-20s for all newly admitted international students on the Norman and Tulsa campuses for undergraduate and graduate programs. She advises newly admitted students prior to arrival at OU by responding to questions about the consular visa process, international travel, and arriving in Norman. Brandi has traveled abroad to South Korea and China. She holds a BS in Psychology from Oklahoma State University.


 

Caroline MacLeod

Caroline MacLeod
International Student Advisor

Caroline advises primarily international students in the OU Center for English as a Second Language and the university community regarding immigration regulations and maintenance of status. Caroline has studied abroad in Israel, and holds a BA in Linguistics from the University of Oklahoma.


 

Katie Richardson

Katie Richardson
Exchange Student Coordinator

After earning a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and a Bachelor of Music in Music Performance from DePauw University in Greencastle, IN, Katie came to the University of Oklahoma to pursue a Master of Education in Adult and Higher Education, emphasis in Student Affairs. Recognizing the importance of host culture contacts during her own international studies (Spain, Costa Rica, Argentina, and Mexico), Katie is excited to welcome new exchange students to Oklahoma as the Exchange Student Coordinator.


 

Tracy Shaw

Tracy Shaw
International Intern Coordinator

Tracy acts as the university liaison between academic departments and international student interns across the three OU campuses. She advises student interns regarding internship application, campus orientation, immigration regulations, and maintenance of status. She also advises students and the university community regarding student immigration regulations including: travel, employment, and maintenance of status. Tracy holds a B.A. in Psychology from UCO and an M.A. in Educational Psychology from UNC-Chapel Hill. She most recently taught at the OU Center for English as a Second Language. Tracy has studied abroad in Mexico and Costa Rica.

Krista Pettersen
Associate Registrar and Director, OU-Tulsa. ISS Liaison for OU-Tulsa Campus, with Jamie Stafford

OU-Tulsa Schusterman Center
4502 E. 41st Street, Room 1C114
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74135-2553
Phone: (918) 660-3474