Advising

Walk-in Service (form drop off, pick up, service inquiry, and scheduling) is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The office is closed from 12-1pm for lunch.

Walk-in Meetings with counselors on duty (for topics and questions that can be addressed during a brief, 5-10 minute conversation) are available Monday through Friday from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

To make an appointment, please 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

 TitleContact NameContact EmailContact Phone
Senior Director of International Student and Scholar ServicesLee Ryder (RO)lee.ryder@wmich.edu(269) 387-5873
Associate Director of Immigration Services (J-1 and CELCIS advisor) Tara Severinotara.severino@wmich.edu(269) 387-5657
Immigration Advisor (F-1 advisor for last names A-M)Brian Hillsbrian.hills@wmich.edu(269) 387-5878
Immigration Advisor (F-1 advisor for last names N-Z)Svetlana Stonesvetlana.stone@wmich.edu(269) 387-5876
Coordinator of International Student and Scholar ServicesVacantVacant 
Coordinator of Immigration Records Joshua Houtkooperjoshua.r.houtkooper@wmich.edu(269) 387-5896

Health Insurance Questions

TitleContact NameContact EmailContact Phone
Insurance Coordinator                                             Jan VandeVusseias-insurance@wmich.edu 

 (269) 387-5887

 Admission Questions

Student Home CountryCounselor NameCounselor Email

Counselor Phone    

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Congo, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Germany, Hong Kong, Iran, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

CELCIS

 Kim Cho kim.cho@wmich.edu(269) 387-5898

Ghana, India, Kenya, Nigeria

Fulbright, USAID, IIE (AMID, CAPE, LOTU)

Athletes

 MK Mohanan mk.mohanan@wmich.edu(269) 387-5865

Dominican Republic, Iraq, Malaysia, Oman, Saudi Arabia

Heather Smithheather.e.smith@wmich.edu(269) 387-3959

China, Indonesia, Japan, Portugal

AUE, Exchange Students

Yumi Takahashi-Ede

Yumi.takahashi@wmich.edu

(269) 387-4102

General Questions

If you are unsure who to call or have a general question, contact I3S by phone at (269) 387-5865 or email us at oiss-info@wmich.edu