The ISSSO is a team of knowledgeable advisors trained in F and J visa regulations
and dedicated to supporting our international population. We are here to advise you
regarding visa matters and also to lend support in other areas so that you can thrive
while at KSU. We are available for advising and assistance in a variety of ways. We
look forward to working with you!
Our advisors can be reached at email@example.com.
Individual advisors can be reached using the directory below. You can also call the main office line and ask to speak with a member of the International Student and Scholar Services staff. The number is 470-578-6336.
Meet with Us Virtually
We are continuing to offer virtual appointments from 9am-4pm as a convenient option for students and scholars. No need to worry about traffic when you want to meet with an advisor, just click on the appointment link.Schedule a Virtual Appointment
Meet with Us In Person
Starting Fall 2021 we will have designated drop-in hours. There will be an advisor available for short (<15 minutes) questions. If you come outside of those hours, we will ask you to schedule an appointment and return later. If you want to meet with a specific advisor or have complex questions about topics, please schedule an appointment.
Drop-In at the Marietta Campus
Mondays & Thursdays 1-4pmTuesdays & Fridays 1-4pm
Academic Learning Center
480 Bartow Avenue
Kennesaw, GA 30144Lower Administration (B) Building
900 Hornet Loop Road
Marietta, GA 30060
Emergency Contact Information
If you are experiencing an immigration emergency outside of normal business hours, please call the KSU Department of Public Safety at +1-470-578-6666 and tell them that you need to speak to an ISSSO staff member. You will be redirected to an ISSSO advisor for assistance.
- Detention at secondary inspection at an airport and/or a request from a Customs and Border Protection agent to speak with an ISSSO staff member to make a decision about whether or not a student or scholar may enter the U.S.
- The hospitalization or death of a student or scholar
- The arrest of a student or scholar
Emergencies do not include:
- Registration and payment deadlines
- Inquiries about the status of an I-20 request
- Questions about the check-in process
- Requests to transfer a SEVIS record to another college or university
See below for contact information for each member of the International Student and
Scholar Services team.
International Student and Scholar Services Staff
Kathryn Gaylord-MilesKathryn Gaylord-Miles Director
Phone: (470) 578-4514
Location: ALC 5625
Shannon EverettShannon Everett International Student Advisor
International Student Advisor
Phone: (470) 578-3165
Location: ALC 5625
Lissa SmallLissa Small Senior International Student Advisor
Senior International Student Advisor
Phone: (470) 578-6142
Location: ALC 5625 G
Li SunLi Sun Asst. Director of International Programs
Asst. Director of International Programs
Phone: (470) 578-4513
Location: B 020B