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Our Mission

The International Office promotes international programs and services across the breadth of the University by providing a focal point for the international arena. It supports the University by:

  1. Providing special services to the 4,757 international students from 110 countries to ensure opportunities for academic success and for intercultural exchange.
  2. Encouraging UTA students to study abroad in order to develop a better understanding of other cultures and the world at large, and promoting cooperative programs with institutions in other countries to facilitate student, faculty, and other academic exchange.
  3. Supporting campus internationalization through the implementation of intercultural programming and assessment, global education, and engagement opportunities for international and domestic students.

Office of the Executive Director

Jay P. Horn Staci Backs
Jay P. Horn,
Executive Director
Staci Backs,
Administrative Assistant

International Student & Scholar Services

   Director of International Student & Scholar Services

Satu Birch
Satu Birch,

   International Education Advisors

Austin Perry Brianne Faber Catalina Rosquero Christopher V. Mai
Austin Perry,
Associate Director
Brianne Faber,
Catalina Rosquero,
Christopher V. Mai,
Desiree Usher Meghan Merwin Sue Ball
Desiree Usher,
Meghan Merwin,
Sue Ball,

   Front Office

Tamica McNeal Sofia Delgadillo Farah Hannun Anthony Gomez
Tamica McNeal,
Lead Customer Service Representative
Sofia Delgadillo,
Customer Service Representative
Farah Hannun,
Student Assistant
Anthony Gomez,
Student Assistant
Mayuko Shinohara Phyllicia Gitumbi Abisha Pandey Shrutikirti Saxena
Mayuko Shinohara,
Student Assistant
Phyllicia Gitumbi,
Student Assistant
Abisha Pandey,
Student Assistant
Shrutikirti Saxena,
Student Assistant
Nosisa Ncube
Nosisa Ncube,
Student Assistant


Katharine Salem Angie Minor Abhishek Khindri
Katharine Salem,
Assistant Director
Angie Minor,
Database Specialist
Abhishek Khindri,
Graduate Research Assistant II

Global Engagement

Adam Sichta Colleen McKearney
Adam Sichta,
Colleen McKearney,
International Program Coordinator

Study Abroad

Kelli Anderson Ryan Thompson Kate Stewart
Kelli Anderson,
Ryan Thompson,
Assistant Director
Kate Stewart,