International Admissions & International Student Services Personnel  

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Yasushi Onodera
Associate Dean for International and Multicultural Student Services

Yasushi Onodera joined ATU in 2008. He graduated from State University of New York at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and from the George Washington University with a Master of Arts in Education and Human Development. Yasu was born and raised in Kanagawa, Japan and has lived in Malaysia and New Zealand. He has visited Australia, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Korea, Mexico, Myanmar, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. Having experience as a F-1 student and a J-1 exchange visitor himself, he enjoys working with international students who strive for a dream of earning a degree in the USA.

Mike Rivas

Mike Rivas
Assistant Director for Admissions

Mike grew up in Southern California, and earned BFA and MFA degrees from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles and recently completed a Master of Science in College Student Personnel at Arkansas Tech. He has more than 18 years of experience in college recruitment planning and admissions counseling at some of the top institutions in the US. Also, he has served as a Designated School Official (DSO) to provide international students immigration advice. Being multicultural and bilingual in English and Spanish himself, he is committed to serving culturally diverse and underrepresented students.


Sabrina Anwar
International Student Services Specialist

Sabrina Anwar is the International Student Services Specialist. She has been in the United States since 1994. She received the Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Nutrition from Dhaka University in Bangladesh. Also, she earned a second Master of Science in Information Technology from the Arkansas Tech University in 2004. She has been living in Russellville for more than 15 years and working at ATU since 2005. Her passion is to help people and she enjoys working with international students from all over the world.


Judy Crouch
Admissions Officer

Judy Crouch is the Admissions Officer for international students. She is a long time resident of the Russellville area with strong ties to the community and Arkansas Tech University. Judy has many years of volunteer service with area schools and youth organizations. She has also dedicated the past 10 years to Tech as Administrative Specialist. With her experience and enjoyment of student interaction, Judy is excited to help expand the international program and welcomes the opportunity to help international students succeed at Arkansas Tech University.


Sara Chronister
International Student Immigration Specialist

Born and raised in Russellville with family that has lived in the area for generations, Sara graduated from Arkansas Tech in 2008 with a BA in History and Political Science and from the University of Tulsa, College of Law with her Juris Doctor in 2012. She has been licensed to practice law in Arkansas since 2012 where she maintained a solo practice for 2 years. Sara is a problem solver who likes to help others and explore new cultures.

Grishma Khatri
Graduate Assistant
Home Country: India
Grishma is a graduate assistant for International Admissions. She is majoring in Applied Sociology. Born and raised in Ghana, she has followed all Indian traditions and has a multicultural background. She can speak more than 4 languages. 
Yushia Thao
Graduate Assistant
Home Country: United States
Yoshi is a graduate assistant for the International Student Services. He is majoring in College Student Personnel.
Yu-Shan Li (Amber)
Student Worker
Home Country: Taiwan
Amber is a student worker for International Student Services. She is majoring in Game and Interactive Media Design.