Meet Our Team


Administration

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Samba Dieng
Senior Internationalization Officer and Executive Director

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Jenn Kennison
Assistant Director of Business Operations 

  • Financial Management
  • Human Resources

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Shay Chaix
Assistant to the Executive Director

Emily Smith

Emily Smith 
Communications Officer

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Shelby Breaud
Business Officer

Asia Butler

Asia Butler
Operations Coordinator

 

Academic Programs Abroad

Academic Programs Abroad (APA) facilitates student exchange, offering LSU students a wide range of safe and affordable opportunities to participate in long- and short-term programs abroad or in the United States. APA also handles incoming semester- and/or academic year-long international student exchanges from our bilateral agreements.

For general questions, please contact studyabroad@lsu.edu.

Ashley Neyer

Ashley Neyer
Director 

Jill Clemmons

Jill Clemmons
Associate Director

Amber Galjour

Amber Galjour
Study Abroad Advisor

Mike the Tiger

Hannah Ellis
Study Abroad Advisor

 


International Cultural Center

The International Cultural Center (ICC) serves to promote international friendship and facilitate greater interaction and understanding between LSU's global student body and the Baton Rouge community through educational, cultural, and social activities. 

For general questions, please contact icc@lsu.edu.

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Laura Dean
Director of Global Partnerships

Jade Ngo

Jade Ngo
Coordinator of International Student Engagement

International Services

International Services (ISO) provides primarily US immigration advisory services to international students regarding their educational, financial, immigration, personal, and social concerns in relation to their status in the US. Similar services are available to international faculty and research scholars. ISO is responsible for the university's compliance with US federal regulations which pertain to non-immigrant students and employees.

For general questions, please email iso@lsu.edu

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Annette Burris
Director

  • F-1 and J-1 student advising
  • On- and off-campus work authorization and employment inquiries for F-1 and J-1 students
  • Campus Partner Workshop requests
  • J-1 academic training
  • Legal status compliance

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Loveness Schafer
Associate Director

  • J-1 exchange visitors or visiting scholars
  • International employees including H-1B, TN, E-3, O-1
  • Permanent Residence or Green Card sponsorships and processing, particularly for international faculty
  • Educational and cultural programming, particularly for international scholars

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Lorena Colina
Assistant Director

  • Advising and assisting with student petitions to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • F-1 student advising and student requests

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Sara Olivier
Documentation Services Coordinator

  • Primary point of contact for
    • International student admissions, 
    • Prospective and Admitted International Applicant F-1 student visa matters,
    • Initial I-20 documents and F-1 SEVIS Transfer forms (entering LSU)

Janice Goodloe

Janice Goodloe
Administrative Program Specialist 

  • Student health insurance waiver process
  • J-1 Professor/Scholar/Researcher requests
  • DS-2019 (J-1) Form generation and production
  • New J-1 Professor/Scholar/Researcher orientation
  • Documentation/monitoring for J-1 Scholar Spouse and/or Children (J-2)
  • Sponsored student billing contracts and inquiries

Katie Meek

Katie Meek
International Student and Scholar Advisor 

  • LSU Global Student Advisor: current and prospective students

Office of Global Partnerships

The Office of Global Partnerships (OGP) encourages, supports, and cultivates ethical and impactful international partnerships and global engagement. OGP uses its resources to elevate LSU’s visibility as an innovative, collaborative, and globally impactful university. OGP manages the international agreement process in concert with the Office of General Counsel and all risk and compliance offices on campus. OGP also facilitates funding opportunities to support global engagement for faculty, staff, and students.

For general questions, please email partnerships@lsu.edu.

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Laura Dean
Director of Global Partnerships

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Clare Schnabel
Partnerships & Exchange Specialist