OISS Mission

The mission of OISS is to provide comprehensive immigration and support services to international students and scholars while supporting them in pursuit of their educational, personal and professional goals, and to promote their full functioning in the U.S. and integration into the University of St. Thomas.

Our Staff

Ethan Olson

Associate Director of International Admissions

Miho Patani

Assistant Director

Othman (Ozzy) Zaimi

Intercultural Programs Manager

James Dedon

SEVIS Specialist

Brian Raiche

International Program Manager

Margaret Brandes

Office Coordinator

Amanda Hager

Graduate Assistant

Derek Le

International Admissions Graduate Assistant

Walk-In Policy

To make an appointment to meet with an OISS advisor, please call our main office at 651-962-6650. Walk-in appointments are available but they are limited to advisor availability.