International Programs Staff

Diana Sousa

Program Manager

  • Primary point of contact for newly accepted and continuing international students 
  • Primary resource person for newly admitted VISP students
  • Designated School Official (DSO) - oversees immigration benefits for F-1 students 
  • Alternate Responsible Official (ARO) - oversees immigration benefits for J-1 students
  • Coordinates Global Ambassador Program 
  • Supports the Dean with logistical and administrative aspects of managing the study abroad process for students

Contact: Call 212.854.1777 or email

Mark Farrell

Office Assistant

  • Supports operations of the Office of International and Intercultural Student Programs (IISP)
  • Answers preliminary questions and refers students accordingly 
  • Designated School Official (DSO) - signs the FORM I-20; updates and maintains F-1 student records in SEVIS.
  • Alternate Responsible Official (ARO) - signs the FORM DS-2019; updates and maintains J-1 student records in SEVIS. 

Contact: Call 212.854.1777 or email