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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 Giovanna Muir Meghan Merwin Sue Ball
Desiree Usher,
Giovanna Muir,
Meghan Merwin,
Sue Ball,
Worrell Service
Worrell Service,

   Front Office

Lela Morgan-Holmes Tamica McNeal Ariella Amanuel Chelsea Butler
Lela Morgan-Holmes,
Office Coordinator
Tamica McNeal,
Insurance Coordinator
Ariella Amanuel,
Student Assistant
Chelsea Butler,
Student Assistant
Mayuko Shinohara Marissa Cripe Sofia Delgadillo Tamara Joudeh
Mayuko Shinohara,
Student Assistant
Marissa Cripe,
Student Assistant
Sofia Delgadillo,
Customer Service Representative
Tamara Joudeh,
Student Assistant
Varun Porwal Victor Aguilera Farah Hannun
Varun Porwal,
Student Assistant
Victor Aguilera,
Student Assistant
Farah Hannun,
Student Assistant


Katharine Salem Angie Minor Pavan Meragu
Katharine Salem,
Assistant Director
Angie Minor,
Database Specialist
Pavan Meragu,
Graduate Research Assistant II

Global Engagement

Adam Sichta Colleen McKearney Erica Bolden Fahad Aboosally
Adam Sichta,
Colleen McKearney,
International Program Coordinator
Erica Bolden,
Graphics Designer
Fahad Aboosally,
Student Assistant
Murtaza Baj
Murtaza Baj,
International Program Assisant

Study Abroad

Kelli Anderson Ryan Thompson Kate Stewart Cynthia Johnson
Kelli Anderson,
Ryan Thompson,
Assistant Director
Kate Stewart,
Courtney Marlow,
Student Assistant
Taylor Roark Riley Bush Madeline Ivonye
Taylor Roark,
Student Assistant
Riley Bush,
Student Assistant
Madeline Ivonye,
Student Assistant