International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

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How to Put Action Into the #YAWH Movement

Wednesday, October 16
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Location: Big Horn

#youarewelcomehere is a great start, but how can we use it to drive satisfaction on campus? What is important to international students to make them feel welcome? This session highlights how universities and colleges are taking real steps to define and identify specialized needs and the process required to develop differentiated services for international students.



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Jeffrey Foot, EdD

Executive Director
LewerMark Student Insurance

Jeffrey Foot, Executive Director of LewerMark Student Insurance, has worked in private and public educational institutions in Korea, the USA. He has been an active NAFSA member since 2001 presenting at annual and regional NAFSA conferences as well as volunteer roles in trainer corps, regional team positions including MO state rep, TLS rep, and chair stream. Currently, he is the RAC Chair (2019).
He is a native of Canada, with a BA in Sociology from the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, Canada, an MSEd from Northwest Missouri State University, and an EdD from the University of Missouri - Columbia.

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Linda L. Melville, MIA, MA

Director, International Student and Scholar Services
University of New Mexico-Main Campus

Linda Melville is currently the Director of International Student and Scholar Services at the University of New Mexico. Linda previously worked in International Education Administration at both Carnegie Mellon University and Carlow College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was a Peace Corps Teacher Trainer in Libreville, Gabon and taught ESL in the US, China, and France. Linda received a Master’s in International Administration from the School for International Training and a Master’s in Linguistics/TESOL from California State University, San Jose. A NAFSA leader and Trainer Corps member for more than 20 years, she has served in many NAFSA roles and has been a frequent presenter of sessions and workshops at regional and national conferences since 1995 on a variety of topics affecting the field of International Education. Contact: lmelvill@unm.edu

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Jesse L. Lutabingwa, PhD

Associate Vice Chancellor
Appalachian State University

Lutabingwa is Associate Vice Chancellor for International Education and Development and Professor of Public Administration at Appalachian State University (Appalachian). He has more than 30 years of experience in international education and international development. While at Appalachian, under his leadership, the numbers of Appalachian students studying abroad have increased tremendously. In his professional career, Dr. Lutabingwa has developed and managed many international education and international development projects involving faculty, staff, and students in various countries including: Albania, Brazil, Mexico, Bolivia, Taiwan, South Africa, Cambodia, Tanzania, Taiwan, Egypt, India, Pakistan, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Nigeria, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Belarus, Zimbabwe, Vietnam, and the USA. He has conducted research on local government and traditional leadership in South Africa; decentralization of local government in Albania and South Africa; and African NGOs and policy advocacy. He has traveled extensively around the world. Dr. Lutabingwa has served in various leadership positions within NAFSA, currently serving on the Board of Directors as member-at-large for a second three-year term. He previously served as a team member of the International Education Leadership Knowledge Community (IEL KC); and through that, he was privileged to serve on the NAFSA’s 2013 Annual Conference Committee as an IEL KC Content Team Coordinator and member of the Region VII Leadership Team.

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