About Us


 
 
 
 
L.D. Newman, MA, JD
LD Newman, MA, JD

Director of IPSO & Assistant VP of International Initiatives
Beverly Tarver, MPA
Beverly Tarver, MPA

Senior Coordinator of International Services
Jonathan Harwood, MBA
Jonathan Harwood, MBA

Senior Coordinator of International Services
 Tiffany Takahashi
Tiffany Takahashi

Administrative Assistant
Beth Koons
Beth Koons

International Services Specialist
706-721-0670
mkoons@augusta.edu

 


IPSO is a service and compliance unit tasked to understand and apply laws to facilitate the employment of international personnel, the enrollment of international students and the hosting of international visitors to further the strategic goals of Augusta University while minimizing financial burden and institutional risk.

OUR MISSION

To support Augusta University departments and faculty in attracting and retaining high-caliber international scholars and students. To support Augusta University departments and faculty in the appointment of postdoctoral fellows who support the research growth of Augusta University. 

OUR GOALS

To provide Augusta University with an efficient and effective mechanism to recruit and retain international scholars and students by facilitating the visa status sponsorship and hosting processes through the various federal government agencies that regulate the entry of international scholars and students  To develop policies and practices which systematically support the efficient appointment of postdoctoral fellows at Augusta University.

OUR VALUES

In all capacities, IPSO strives to serve the best interests of the Augusta University community by reducing bureaucratic burden, ensuring compliance and promoting fiscal responsibility.  The office adheres to four core values in the design and delivery of its services:

  • Customer Service
  • Professionalism
  • Integrity
  • Diversity