International Students and Scholars

328 O'Dowd Hall
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-3358
Fax: (248) 370-3351

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Meet the Staff

Meet the Staff

headshot of Rosemary Max

Rosemary Max

Executive Director,
Global Engagement

headshot of Dave Archbold

David Archbold


Nisreen Al-Bataineh

Nisreen Al-Bataineh

Assistant Director

Petra Knoche

Petra Knoche 

International Adviser

Photo of Joanne Tarling

Joanne Tarling

International Adviser

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Lindy Hancock

Administrative Assistant

Hannah Pachucki

Front Desk Manager 

Student Assistants

Alexis Asaro

Alivia English

Outreach Ambassadors

Yue Zhuo - China -


The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) is committed to providing Oakland University’s diverse international students with outstanding service, support, and advocacy, with the goal of building a campus community that nurtures global citizenship and multicultural appreciation.

Assistance is provided to international students and scholars who require:

  • Immigration-related advising
  • Social and cultural programming
  • An orientation to Oakland University