Volume 5, Number 11
November 13, 2009
The Communiqué is an on-going series of messages to departments who sponsor international scholars at Boston University. With the Communiqué, we offer information that helps in the processing of scholar immigration-related documents and petitions. We hope you find the Communiqué a useful tool in working with the ISSO and in successfully hiring and sponsoring scholars from around the world. Past Communiqués are archived on our web site. Click here to go to the archive page.
Staffing Changes at ISSO Scholar Services
Peter O’Meara has accepted a new position in the ISSO as International Student Advisor, where he will assume the responsibility of advising international students enrolled at Boston University. Peter’s past experience in teaching as well as his broad expertise in advising scholars and exchange visitors on matters of immigration status and employment authorization make him uniquely qualified for this new role.
Peter has served with the Scholar Services team for more than three years and we are grateful for his many contributions. We wish him well in this new endeavor and are pleased that he will continue working at the ISSO. Should you wish to reach Peter, he can still be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In other staffing news, the ISSO is pleased to welcome Olivia Whitman as our newest International Scholar Advisor. Olivia joins Boston University from Middlebury College in Vermont. After three years studying and teaching in Germany, Austria and Sweden, Olivia returned to the U.S. in 2003 to begin her career in international student and scholar advising. Olivia holds a B.A. in International Studies from Middlebury College, and earned Master’s degrees from Stockholm University (International Education) and Fairleigh Dickinson University (Multilingual Education). Olivia can be reached at email@example.com.
Effective immediately, Olivia will be the key ISSO contact for scholars in J-1 and TN classification. Her principal responsibilities will be assisting university departments in hosting and hiring foreign national scholars and advising international scholars in J-1 and TN status on issues related to immigration status, benefits, employment and travel.
Please direct your international employment and sponsorship questions to the ISSO scholar services team as follows:
|Scholars/Employees in J-1, TN and “all other” statuses||Olivia Whitmanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Employees in H-1B Status (Teaching and Research)||Andrea Popaemail@example.com|
|Employees in H-1B Status (Clinical and Staff),and O-1 Status||Jeanne Kelleyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lawful U.S. Permanent Residence (“green card” sponsorship)||Jeanne Kelleyemail@example.com|
Your Scholar Services team,
Jeanne E. Kelley
M. Andrea Popa
Assistant Director for Scholar Services
Olivia K. Whitman
International Scholar Advisor
International Students & Scholars Office Boston University
888 Commonwelth Avenue, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02215
Tel: (617) 353-3565
Fax: (617) 358-1170