Advising

Our offices are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for virtual or in-person appointments. Walk-in hours — for topics and questions that can be addressed during a brief, 5-10 minute conversation  from 9 to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. To make an appointment, email oiss-info@wmich.edu or contact staff directly. 

If you have an emergency, call 911 immediately. If you have a border issue (such as detainment), please contact Kalamazoo County Consolidated Dispatch at (269) 488-8911 (ask to be directed to a WMU Public Safety officer).

Immigration Questions

  Contact Name Contact Email Contact Phone
International students  Tara Severino tara.severino@wmich.edu (269) 387-5657
Exchange visitors, scholars, international visitors,
faculty/staff and hosting departments

Lee Ryder (RO)

lee.ryder@wmich.edu

(269) 387-5873

Health Insurance Questions

Send an email to Jan VandeVusse at ias-insurance@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-5887.

Account Holds or Outstanding Admission Documents Questions

Student Home Country Counselor Name Counselor Email

Counselor Phone    

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Congo, Ecuador, India, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Sri Lanka

 Kim Cho  kim.cho@wmich.edu (269) 387-5898
Canada, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Jordan, Kenya, Nigeria  MK Mohanan  mk.mohanan@wmich.edu (269) 387-5865

China, Dominican Republic, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam

Soongmin Chow  soongmin.chow@wmich.edu (269) 387-3958

Other countries not listed, counselor assigned by last name. 

Soongmin Chow
(Last Name A-N)

Kim Cho
(Last Name O-Z)
soongmin.chow@wmich.edu

kim.cho@wmich.edu.
(269) 387-3958

(269) 387-5898

General Questions

If you are unsure who to call or have a general question, email us at oiss-info@wmich.edu