OIP ISSFS Center
Title: International Student Advisor/SEVP Principal Designated School Official (PDSO)
Department: OIP ISSFS Center
Building: 3620 Varsity Drive
Ms. Meg Morgan joined the University of Texas at Tyler in 2015. Ms. Morgan is the Principal Designated School Official (PDSO) for F Program activities (May 2017 - present), and is responsible for advising all F-1 international students whose last names begin with M-Z on the UT Tyler campus, as well as all international students at the Houston Engineering Center. She assists with developing student workshops, presenting new student orientations, supporting campus departments, and monitoring immigration policies to ensure compliance across campus.
Ms. Morgan holds a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Central Bible College in Missouri and an M.S. in College Student Personnel Services from Arkansas State University which she chose specifically as preparation for working in international education. She has worked in the immigration advising field for over 10 years, serving as associate director of international student services at the University of Texas at Dallas from 2008-2013 and as international student advisor from 2005-2008, as well as serving as the assistant director of international student services at Texas A&M University in Commerce (2003-2005).
A long-time member of NAFSA (Association of International Educators), Ms. Morgan has served on the Region III (Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas) leadership team as a publications officer and as international advising liaison, a position provided to assist advisors throughout the region with questions about Homeland Security requirements and how to develop sound advising policies. On the national level, she served six years as part of the NAFSA Trainer Corps, specializing in training new F-1 advisors. In 2013 she was honored to receive Region III's award for Outstanding Service in the field of International Education.
Meg has traveled to 12 countries (Bahamas, Canada, England, France, Holland, Ireland, Israel, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Wales and Zimbabwe) as a tourist, volunteer worker and through her past international positions.