Meet the ISSS Staff

Every international student at CBU is assigned an advisor from our office who will assist you with maintaining your visa status and answer questions related to immigration and your SEVIS record. The advisors who oversee F and J visa students are all Designated School Officials (DSO) who have been trained in F and J visa compliance and are permitted to advise on visa-related topics. Before you make any changes to your program rotation, graduation date, employment plans or academic schedule, it is strongly advised that you speak with your International Student Advisor first, so that we can help you stay within the regulations of your visa. 

Each advisor advises students from a specific population, and you can find the contact information for your International Student Advisor/DSO below:

Courtney Watson 

Director of International Student and Scholar Services
ARO/DSO advising the following:
  • J-1 students
  • J-1 scholars

Nate Landry

International Student Advisor
DSO advising F-1 students in the following:
  • College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • College of Engineering
  • School of Business

Grace Whipple

International Student Advisor
DSO advising F-1 students in the following:
  • College of Architecture, Visual Arts and Design
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Health Sciences
  • College of Nursing
  • School of Christian Ministries
  • School of Education
  • School of Performing Arts

CiCi Yuan

Coordinator of International Programs
Advisor for the following:
    • CBU Online students
    • Special populations

Heather Snavely

Director of IEP
DSO advising F-1 students in the following:
  • Intensive English Programs