Meet Our Team

Matt LeeMatt Lee, PhD

Interim Executive Director for International Programs
Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Support Services
Professor of Sociology

Administration, Development and Outreach

Administration, Development and Outreach (ADO) is the primary administrative unit of International Programs that collaborates and supports each unit through: strategic partnership development, marketing and communications, human resources, and front desk management.


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Jenn Kennison

Business Manager 
Telephone: 225-578-1104




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 Meg Hoechsmann

 Program Manager - Development & Outreach
 Telephone: 225-578-8384


Academic Programs Abroad

Academic Programs Abroad (APA) facilitates student exchange, offering offer LSU students a wide range of safe and affordable opportunities to participate in long and short-term programs abroad or in the United States. APA also handles incoming semester- and/or academic year-long international student exchanges from our bilateral agreements.

 picture of Harald LederHarald Leder, PhD

 Telephone: 225-578-6801 

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 Jill Clemmons

 Associate Director
 Telephone: 225-578-6801

picture of Marissa Baham Marissa Baham

 Study Abroad Program Manager
 Telephone: 225-578-6801 

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 Ellen Phillips

 International Programs Coordinator
 Telephone: 225-578-6801

 picture of Jordan VernonJordan Vernon

 Marketing and Outreach Coordinator
 Telephone: 225-578-6801 

International Services

International Services (IS) provides immigration advisory services and assistance for the community of non-immigrant students, scholars and employees that the University sponsors. IS is the primary office responsible for the University's compliance with US federal Immigration regulations.


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 Natalie Rigby

 Telephone: 225-578-3191

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 Loveness Schafer

 Associate Director
 Telephone: 225-578-3191

picture of Lorena ColinaLorena Colina

Assistant Director
Telephone: 225-578-3191

picture of Angela Kanney Angela Kanney

 Orientation and Employment Services Coordinator
 Telephone: 225-578-3191

picture of Sara Olivier Sara Olivier

 Documentation Services Coordinator
 Telephone: 225-578-3191

picture of Alberto Angula Alberto Angulo

 SEVIS Compliance Coordinator
 Telephone: 225-578-3191 

picture of Abby Mensing Abby Mensing

 LSU Global Coordinator
 Telephone: 225-578-3191 

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 Janice Goodloe

 Administrative Program Specialist
 Telephone: 225-578-3191

International Cultural Center

The International Cultural Center serves to promote international friendship and facilitate greater interaction and understanding between the international students at LSU and the Baton Rouge Community through educational, cultural, and social activities. 

English Language & Orientation Program

The English Language & Orientation Program (ELOP) provides English language training and preparation for international students seeking admission to LSU. 

Margaret Jo Borland

Telephone: 225-578-5642