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ISSS Staff

Student and Scholar Services Staff

We are eager to help answer your questions. Please feel free to contact us at the email addresses below, or to email our general student services address 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 and serves as an advisor concerning legal, cultural, academic, and personal concerns. She leads international student orientations, and acts as staff sponsor of the International Student Organization.  She promotes alumni development (including the formation of international alumni chapters) and the creation of scholarship opportunities for international students. hhoel@ucmo.edu

Oraz Kichiyev Oraz Kichiyev- Coordinator of International Student and Scholar Services

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

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. tboyd@ucmo.edu

Kimberly Madden

Kimberly Madden - Graduate Assistant for International Student and Scholar Services

Kimberly is working toward a Master of Science Degree in College Student Personnel Administration. She provides support for Student and Scholar Services staff members, and she works specifically with orientation, programming, and database maintenance. Kimberly is also responsible for coordinating the International Speakers Bureau and serves as a liason to the International Student Organization. kmadden@ucmo.edu

Sony Yang

Xong Sony Yang - Graduate Assistant International Alumni

Sony is working toward a Master of Science Degree in College Student Personnel Administration. She provides support for Student and Scholar Services staff members, and she works specifically with outreach to International Student Alumni. yang@ucmo.edu