International Student Services

Our Staff

Full Time Professionals
Ann Rahmat

Ann Rahmat

Director, MBA, DSO
Tel: 816-271-5928

Fumi Matsumoto Cheever

Fumi Matsumoto Cheever

Asst Director, MEd, PDSO
Tel: 816-271-5998


Graduate Assistant
Sanhith is from India. He is a graduate student in the Information Technology Assurance Administration (ITAA) Master program, and is a candidate for the degree in Spring 2018. Currently, he is also working on campus as a Graduate Assistant (GA) for the International Student Services office. His GA assignments includes the opportunity to enhance the International Student Services website and to reach out to International Students to resolve admission issues or concern. He is proud to share, "I love studying in Missouri Western because the environment is so practical and very collaborative to involve in researching more about the academic projects. With a graduate degree from Missouri Western gives more value to find a job either in the United States or back in India."
Program Assistants
Oganya, or simply "O" to her friends at Missouri Western is a Psychology Bachelor degree candidate. She arrived on campus Fall 2015, and is a second year student from Nigeria recently stated, "At Missouri Western you get more than just an education, you get an experience of a life time. You are more than just a student, you are a community member, you belong to a family. Being here has exceeded my expectations of the college experience of an International Student greatly. This was definitely the right choice for me."

Carson Myers is a Senior from Gower, Missouri. He grew up just minutes away from MWSU and is now about to receive his Bachelor's degree in International Studies. Carson says, "I have loved my time here at Missouri Western. It's a special place for me. I have learned a lot in class, but I truly have learned so much more just from the people I'm surrounded by here. I'm thankful for my time here at MWSU and that I can call myself a Griffon."
Charity Page is a St. Joseph native that has a passion for learning about different cultures, including a transformative study abroad experience in Japan. She is working towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and she plans to graduate in May, 2018. "I am so happy that I can easily make connections with so many different people from around the world at MWSU. The professors and the students here are so friendly and inclusive. It doesn't take long for everyone to feel like they belong on this campus. I also enjoy the supportive atmosphere of the international community here. Everyone learns from each other and helps one another."
Sandy Lewandowski is a non-trad student, who is graduating fall 2017 with a bachelor in Population Health. Even though a non-trad student she is very involved on campus. "One of my best experiences on campus has been working in ISS with Ann, and Fumi. I have learned so much about so many different cultures....the food is the best part! It did not take long for me to feel like I belong in this department. I love this campus and the atmosphere it brings to the whole student body. If you do not know who, where, when, or how; there is always someone around to help you figure it out."#GoGriffs#foreveragriffin.