OGA Staff

Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Call us at 405-974-2390, or stop by to see us on the first floor of the University Center, Room 137.

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"It is a pleasure for me to welcome you to the University of Central Oklahoma Office of Global Affairs website. A graduate of UCO recently told me that our university is like a small city where you come in out of the rain. Everything you need is right here:  a family atmosphere, friends, home style housing, the best medical services you will find at any university and a wide portfolio of undergraduate and graduate programs. The Office of Global Affairs is here to handle all your needs.  We'll help with your admission, your visa, even make arrangements to pick you up at the airport.  From the time you walk into the airport to the time you walk across the stage to graduate, we are here for you."

Sincerely,

Dr. Dennis Dunham

Executive Director, Global Affairs
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What I do?

Oversee and manage the Office of Global Affairs team
 
 
Timothy Kok
Director, International Affairs

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Email: jkok@uco.edu
Skype: tim2370
 
What I do?International partnership and development, oversee admissions, prospective student services, new student orientation, scholarships and student immigration issues.
Brandon Lehman
Assistant Director, International Programs –  Recruitment and Sponsored Students
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What I do?Assist in overseeing admissions for prospective degree and non-degree seeking students, developing sponsored student programs and provide assistance with new students immigration inquiries. I am also the Responsible Officer (RO) for the UCO J-1 program. I assist both visiting faculty and students with their J-1 visa needs.
Jalal Daneshfar
Assistant Director, Immigration and Retention

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Email: dso@uco.edu

What I do? Help students and visitors with F-1 related immigration issues, health insurance concerns and current student scholarship inquiries
Jennifer McCullough
Coordinator, Immigration and Retention
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Email: dso@uco.edu
 
What I do?Issue and help maintain immigration documents for F-1 students and J-1 students and scholars. I advise students how to maintain legal immigration status while here at the University of Central Oklahoma.  I am the advisor for the Latin American Student Association and advisor for the F-1 Graduation Banquet. I am always willing to help international students with any concerns they may have. Therefore, it is my hope that students always feel welcome to come to see me.
Brenda Clark
Coordinator, Admissions
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Email: bclark20@uco.edu

What I do? I process international applications for admissions to the University of Central Oklahoma while corresponding with international students prior to their arrival to UCO.
 
Assisting students from:Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Pacific Islands (The), Japan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Bhutan and Sri Lanka.
Casey White
CRM Marketing Specialist 
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Email: cwhite3@uco.edu
Phone: (405) 974-5314

What I do? I showcase UCO to the world and attract new students by developing various marketing materials.

Kiana Cunningham
Coordinator, International Admissions and Immigration Services

 
What I do? I review student applications and send admission documents to students prior to their arrival.
 
Assisting students from:Canada, Latin America, Nepal and Europe.
Pat Casey
Executive Assistant to Dr. Dennis Dunham, Executive Director

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Email: pcasey@uco.edu

What I do?

Assisting the Executive Director in administrative duties which includes budget, bookkeeping, scheduling, travel and other related matters.

Weldon Rice
Manager, UCO Korea Office

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Email: wrice3@uco.edu

What I do? Help provide assistance to UCO students to have transformational experiences to study abroad in South Korea as well as international students from South Korea and neighboring countries to pursue their education career at UCO.

Jared Scism
Assistant Director, International House & Programming
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Phone: +1-405-974-2131
Email: jscism@uco.edu
Skype: mugisha88
 
What I do? Direct the International House and intercultural activities and Glocal programs such Broncho Buddies, CRISP, MERGE, Bridges, SPICE and Ignite as well as an advisor to the International Student Council, Global Leadership Ambassadors, and International Christian Student Organization

 

Vladislav Volkov
CRM Technical Marketing Specialist

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Email: vvolkov@uco.edu

What I do?
Establish and maintain tools for effective application processing, marketing and email communication. Provide prospective students technical support with filling out the application.

Jacob Whitney
Operations Manager

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Email: jwhitney2@uco.edu

What I do?
Oversee all budgeting and financial activities for the office, manage office operations to ensure effectiveness and efficiency