Important Documents and People

This page will describe several (but not all) the documents and people that are important for F-1 and J-1 students.

Every school that brings F-1 and J-1 students to the U.S. is required to have special staff members available to advise the students on their student visa status. For F-1 students, these staff members have the title Designated School Official (DSO) or Principal Designated School Official (PDSO). For J-1 exchange visitors, these staff members have the title Responsible Officer (RO) or Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO).

Cala Flippo, RO, DSO
Assistant Director, International Student Services & Success
P: +1 256 765 6735

Sarah Stevens, PDSO, ARO
Assistant Director, International Services & Compliance
P: +1 256 765 4406
Callie Murchison, DSO
International Services Specialist
P: +1 256 765 5217