IMSSO Personnel

For personal email addresses, please use the university directory

 

yasu

Yasushi Onodera
Director of International and Multicultural Student Services

Tomlinson Building, Room 029A
Arkansas Tech University
1507 North Boulder Avenue
Russellville, Arkansas 72801-2222 USA
Phone : +1-(479)-964-0832
Fax : +1-(479)-880-2039

Yasushi Onodera serves the IMSSO as Director since 2011. He graduated from State University of New York at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and from the George Washington University with a Master of Arts in Education and Human Development. Yasu was born and raised in Kanagawa, Japan and has lived in Malaysia and New Zealand. He has visited Australia, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Korea, Mexico, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom. Having experienced to be a F-1 student and a J-1 exchange visitor himself, he enjoys working with international students who strive for a dream of earning a degree in the USA.

   
Mike Rivas

Mike Rivas
Assistant Director for Admissions

Tomlinson Building, Room 029B
Arkansas Tech University
1507 North Boulder Avenue
Russellville, Arkansas 72801-2222 USA
Phone : +1-(479)-964-0860
Fax : +1-(479)-880-2039

Mike grew up in Southern California, and earned a bachelor's and master's degree from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. Currently, he is pursuing his M.S. in College Student Personnel at Arkansas Tech University with a projected graduation date in 2015. He has more than 15 years of experience in college recruitment planning and admissions counseling at some of the top institutions in the US. Also, he has served as a Designated School Official (DSO,) to provide international students immigration advice. Being multicultural and bilingual in English and Spanish himself, he is committed to serving culturally diverse and underrepresented students.

   
lindsey

Lindsey Ingmire
Assistant Director for Programming/International Student Advisor

Tomlinson Building, Room 127
Arkansas Tech University
1507 North Boulder Avenue
Russellville, Arkansas 72801-2222 USA
Phone : +1-(479)-356-2039
Fax : +1-(479)-880-2039

Lindsey Ingmire is the Assistant Director for Programming and International Student Advisor for the International and Multicultural Student Services Office. Lindsey is a long time resident of the Russellville area. She received a B.A. in Spanish and a M.S. in College Student Personnel from Arkansas Tech University. Lindsey has lived most of her life in the Russellville area but studied abroad in Ecuador and visited the Galapagos Islands as well as various places in Mexico. She loves to travel, meet new people, learn about different cultures, and learn new languages. She is excited to serve international students of Arkansas Tech University.

   
sabrina

Sabrina Anwar
International Student Services Specialist

Tomlinson Building, Room 029
Arkansas Tech University
507 North Boulder Avenue
Russellville, Arkansas 72801-2222 USA
Phone : +1-(479)-964-0832
Fax : +1-(479)-880-2039

Sabrina Anwar is the International Student Services Specialist for International and Multicultural Student Services Office. She has been in the United States since 1994. She has received the Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Nutrition from Dhaka University in Bangladesh. Also, she has earned a second Master of Science in Information Technology from the Arkansas Tech University in 2004. She has been living in Russellville, AR for more than 15 years and working at ATU since 2005. Her passion is to help people and she enjoys working with International Students from all over the world.

   
judy

Judy Crouch
Admissions Officer

Tomlinson Building, Room 007
Arkansas Tech University
1507 North Boulder Avenue
Russellville, Arkansas 72801-2222 USA
Phone : +1-(479)-880-4124
Fax : +1-(479)-880-2039

Judy Crouch is an Admissions Officer for IMSSO. She is a long time resident of the Russellville area with strong ties to the community and Arkansas Tech University. Judy has many years of volunteer service with area schools and youth organizations. She has also dedicated the past 6 years to Tech as Administrative Specialist for Allied Health Programs. With her experience and enjoyment of student interaction, Judy is excited to help expand the international program and welcomes the opportunity to help international students succeed at Arkansas Tech University.

   
sara

Sara Chronister
International Student Admissions & Immigration Specialist

Tomlinson Building, Room 006
Arkansas Tech University
1507 North Boulder Avenue
Russellville, Arkansas 72801-2222 USA
Phone : +1-(479)-356-2118
Fax : +1-(479)-880-2039

Born and raised in Russellville with family that has lived in the area for generations,Sara graduated from Arkansas Tech in 2008 with a BA in History and Political Science, and from the University of Tulsa, College of Law with her Juris Doctorate in 2012. She has been licensed to practice law in Arkansas since 2012 where she maintained a solo practice for 2 years.  Sara is a problem solver who likes to help others and explore new cultures.

   
Summer

Summer Schwartz
Graduate Assistant

Home Country: USA

Summer is a graduate assistant for the International and Multicultural Student Services Office. She is majoring in College Student Personnel

   
 

Akbar Rajani
Graduate Assistant

Home Country: India

Akbar is a graduate assistant for the International and Multicultural Student Services Office. He is majoring in Master of Engineering, Electrical Engineering Focus. He has completed his Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering at Arkansas Tech University.

 Shirley

Xuelin Shao (Shirley)
Graduate Assistant

Home Country: China

Shirley is a graduate assistant for the International and Multicultural Student Services Office. She is majoring in College Student Personnel.

   
Grishma
Grishma Khatri
Student Worker
 
Home Country: India
 
Grishma is a student worker for the International and Multicultural Student Services Office. She is majoring in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. Born and raised in Ghana, she has followed all the indian traditions therefore has a multicultural background. She can speak more than 4 languages. 
   
Khalil

Khalil Oumimoun
Student Worker

Home Country: Morocco

Khalil is a student worker for the International and Multicultural Student Services Office. He is majoring in Computer Science.

   
Johnny

Chenyu Liu (Jonny)
Student Worker

Home Country: China

Jonny is a student worker for the International and Multicultural Student Services Office. He is majoring in Sociology.

   
 

 Masud

Masud Kaysar
Student Worker

Home Country: Bangladesh

Masud is a student worker for the International and Multicultural Student Services Office. He is majoring in Mechanical Engineering. He likes to help people and communicate with people. 

   
Turki

Turki Alkhaldi
Student Worker

Home Country: Saudi Arabia

Turki is a student worker for the International and Multicultural Student Services Office. He is majoring in Geology. He is also Vice President of International Student Organization(ISO).