The Care and Advocacy Team (CAT) is dedicated to providing culturally-appropriate support services to international students.
Care and Advocacy Team
CAT helps international students access Missouri State resources including:
mental health support,
community connection, and
other university resources for your support and safety at Missouri State University.
We're here to help you navigate university and community resources. Contact us with questions about mental and emotional health, academic issues, bias prevention, and more. We will help you connect with the appropriate resource and provide the support you need to succeed.
For university and community resources
We are strong advocates of international student needs to our university colleagues and community members. Contact us with questions about culturally-appropriate support services and international student needs.
Meet our team
Our team consists of staff and graduate assistants in International Programs. We're dedicated to ensuring international students access the help and connections they need.
Smith serves as the Leadership Programs Specialist in International Programs and coordinates the Global Leaders and Mentors Program, helping new international students make valuable and lasting connections at Missouri State.
Parnell leads the Office of International Services, responsible for international student admissions, immigration support, and more. His passion for cultural exchange began in high school and led to a career in international education.
Fan develops, implements, and facilitates international education and leadership training programs. She dedicates her effort into the Public Affairs mission and focuses on academic, practical, and cultural experiences of international students.
Liu began her Missouri State career at the Dalian, China campus in 2005. Now she's the liaison between Missouri State and Chinese partners to ensure Chinese students cross cultural barriers and accomplish their academic and cultural exchange goals.
Moore leads ELI Special Programs to further university outreach initiatives, create innovative programs that highlight the university's Public Affairs mission, and partner with International Programs teams to achieve long-term strategic goals.
Young has served Missouri State for over 20 years and found his passion in serving international students. As advisor to multiple international student organizations, he works closely with international student leaders to promote cultural exchange.