Serve as Lipscomb’s Principal Designated School Official PDSO and maintain the SEVIS database for all F1 visa undergraduate and graduate students.
Serve as an advocate for the institution and students with SEVIS, USCIS, ICE, CPB, IRS, and other related governmental agencies. Compile and submit reports to USCIS, and SEVIS.
Partner with International Admissions to facilitate the recruitment of qualified international students for acceptance to Lipscomb University
Draft and distribute documentation for international students to obtain appropriate visas to enter the United States and /or transfer visa statuses while in the U.S.
Maintain the institution's certification to host international students.
Work collaboratively with the Human Resource to provide assistance and oversight to international students regarding employment (i.e. obtaining social security cards for tax purposes, health insurance, driver’s licenses, etc.)
Counsel students, faculty and staff on visa compliance.
Maintain updated records of international students.
Implements, develops, and hosts relevant trainings for students
Collects data, analyzes admissions enrollment reports, and tracks student productivity during enrollment/matriculation for SEVP compliance and university retention.
Creates and maintains electronic files for new international student I-20 applications and all required visa-related documents while coordinating compliance with Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) requirements and monitoring the immigration status of all active students (enrolled and OPT/STEM).