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ISSS Staff

Student and Scholar Services Staff

We are eager to help answer your questions. Please feel free to contact our staff at isss@ucmo.edu . You may also contact us by phone in the International Center at (660)543-4195 or by fax at (660)543-4201.

Heather Hoel

Heather Hoel - Director of International Student and Scholar Services

Heather oversees all services and programming for international students and scholars, as well as the preparation and mailing of all acceptance documents. She issues all initial DS-2019 documents and processes all change of status document requests. Heather leads international student orientations, and she serves as an advisor concerning legal, cultural, academic, and personal concerns. She also acts as a staff sponsor of the International Student Organization and promotes alumni development (including the formation of international alumni chapters).

Trisha Boyd

Trisha Boyd - Immigration and Communication Specialist, International Student and Scholar Services

Trisha is the Immigration and Communication Specialist working with the International Student and Scholar Services team. Trisha issues all initial I-20s and acceptance documents for newly admitted students. She manages all social media and correspondence with incoming students.

Jana Brookshier

Jana Brookshier - Coordinator of International Student and Scholar Services

Jana serves as an advisor to international students and scholars concerning legal, cultural, academic, and personal concerns. She coordinates international student orientations, and acts as a staff sponsor of the International Student Organization. 

Oraz Kichiyev

Oraz Kichiyev- Coordinator of International Student and Scholar Services

Oraz serves as an advisor to international students and scholars concerning legal, cultural, academic, and personal concerns. He coordinates international student orientations, and acts as a staff sponsor of the International Student Organization.

Sarah Zey

Sarah Zey - Coordinator of International Student and Scholar Services

Sarah serves as an advisor to international students and scholars concerning legal, cultural, academic, and personal concerns. She coordinates international student orientations, and acts as a staff sponsor of the International Student Organization.

Robert Franklin

Robert Franklin - Graduate Assistant for International Student and Scholar Services

Robert is working toward a Master of Science Degree in College Student Personnel Administration. He provides support for Student and Scholar Services staff members, and he works specifically with orientation, and programming. Robert is also responsible for coordinating the International Speakers Bureau and serves as a liason to the International Student Organization.