School Officials

Designated School Official (DSO)

At schools authorized to receive international students, one or more Designated School Officials are chosen by the school as official representatives to the U. S. government and authorized by the government to issue F-1 class non-immigrant student visa-related documents. UIS has nine:

  • Lori Atkinson,
  • Margaret Carlen,
  • Gwen Cribbett,
  • Jonathan GoldbergBelle,
  • Rick Lane, (PDSO)
  • Rachael Matingi,
  • Tracy Rakes,
  • Joel Short,
  • Jolene Vollmer,

Principal Designated School Official (PDSO)

Each government-approved school must choose one DSO who will be responsible for all the DSOs at the school, who will maintain the official government records for international students, and who is authorized to make changes in the DSO team. The PDSO at UIS is Rick Lane,