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NAFSA Region IV is one of NAFSA's 11 geographic regions. Each region is governed by an elected chair and a team of representatives from the various NAFSA professional sections and educator groups.

Interested in joining the NAFSA Region IV Team? View job descriptions for all NAFSA Region IV team positions.

Contact a regional team member based on their position responsibilities. Contact information can be found on the NAFSA member directory.

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Jorona Johnson

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Drake University
Communications Coordinator, NAFSA Region IV

Stephanie Rojas

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University of Northern Iowa
Education Abroad Representative, Region IV

Jeffrey Foot

Dr. Jeffrey Foot
Missouri Western State University
Teaching Learning and Scholarship Representative, Region IV

Merrilee Kohout

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Ozarks Technical Community College
Community & Two-Year Colleges Representative, NAFSA Region IV

Morrell Whitley

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University of Missouri - Columbia
International Student & Scholar Services Representative, Region IV
Morrell is from St. Louis, where he attended Soldan International Studies High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in business and management information systems from Missouri University of Science and Technology. After graduation, he began his career in international education as an international...

Tiffanie Loeb Schneider

Tiffanie Loeb Schneider
Concordia University - St. Paul
Academy Coach
Tiffanie is the Director of International Student Services and PDSO at Concordia University, St. Paul. Her role focuses on overseeing recruitment as well as immigration advising, academic advising, and programming for international students. Tiffanie is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Educational...

Karla McCollum

Karla McCollum
Iowa State University Foundation
Iowa State Representative, Region IV
Karla McCollum, Director of Development for International Engagement for the Iowa State University Foundation, has over 15 years of international experience which encompasses the fields of international admissions, recruitment, diplomacy, and now advancement. Karla’s roles have taken her to Asia...

Maleeha Latif

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Minot State University
North Dakota State Representative, Region IV

Heather Reed

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Augustana University
South Dakota State Representative, Region IV

Hannah Olevson

Hannah Olevson
Academic Programs International (API)
Conference Planner, Region IV

Jemma Lund

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University of Minnesota Learning Abroad Center
Minnesota State Representative, NAFSA Region IV
Jemma Lund is an Instructor-led Program Manager at the University of Minnesota Learning Abroad Center. She formerly was the Study Abroad Manager at the University of Wisconsin- Green Bay and has been working in the field since 2011. Before working in higher education, she taught English conversation...

Elizabeth O’Brien

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Kirkwood Community College
Conference Local Arrangements, NAFSA Region IV
Elizabeth O’Brien is the International Program Coordinator at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In her role, Elizabeth supports international students studying at Kirkwood on grant sponsored programs in addition to creating on-campus programing to support internationalization efforts...