International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS)

90-minute Conference Session

CANCELLED SESSION: Mergers and Acquisitions of Schools

Thursday, October 20
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Vanderbilt

Presentation on issues facing DSOs in merger or acquisition of or by a school: Retention of DSOs; I-9’s – re-do them or assume them; updates to the I-17 & communicating with SEVP; timing; transfer of students on OPT, heading on OPT, in a program, or accepted for next session; transfer of faculty on work visas or pending green card processes; structure of the deal – a merger or acquisition; roles for DSO’s, Legal Counsel, HR, Finance, etc.

Learning Objectives:

Richard Iandoli

Iandoli Desai & Cronin P.C.


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Jane Etish-Andrews

Director, International Center
Tufts University

With over 30 years in the field of International Education, I have broad experience and expertise in immigration advising, student affairs, leading cross-cultural workshops and programs, career advising, and inclusion and diversity issues as it relates to international and domestic students. I am an adjunct faculty member at Lesley University's program in International Higher Education where I have had the privilege of mentoring professionals entering the field of international education.
Proudly I serves as a Board Member of the Irish International Immigrant Center, a non-profit which addresses immigration services, health and wellness and educational needs of the Boston immigrant community..


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Gordon Homann

Director of International Student Services
Boston Conservatory at Berklee


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