As Director of International Student & Scholar Services Richard advises F-1 international students and J-1 Exchange Visitors, is the campus SEVIS Coordinator, works with international scholars and faculty on immigration and visa matters and is committed to supporting international students and scholars so they may succeed both academically and personally at Western.

Richard has 25 years of experience in international education, teaching English in Japan, teaching and advising students at an international school in Richmond, BC, Canada, and since 2002, working in international student and scholar services at Western Washington University.

Richard holds a BA in Liberal Arts from The Evergreen State College and an MEd in Student Affairs Administration from Western Washington University. For fun he enjoys cooking, trying new and different foods, gardening, and watching sports. Richard is originally from Seattle, WA.