Contact Us

Contacting the ISSO

Towson University is open . The ISSO is available during normal business hours Monday - Friday, 8 am- 5 pm, by email at

In-person staff services are currently available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 9 am- 5 pm. Virtual services continue for students' convenience if unable to visit the office.

We ask that you not email individual advisors as this will delay the reponse you receive from our office at this time.

Immigration requests may be submitted online through ISSO Portal.

Office Location

Psychology Building Suite 408
Towson University

Mailing Address

International Student and Scholar Office
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252,

Telephone: 1-410-704-2421

Immigration Emergency After Hours:  
If you have a true immigration emergency (for example, you or another TU student is currently detained by Department of Homeland Security or you or another TU student is in the hospital), please contact the TU police at 410-704-2134 and they will contact an ISSO advisor on call.

Professional Staff

Gail Gibbs, Director
H-1B advisor, J-1 exchange visitors advisor, F-1 student advisor

Kelly Hughes, Assistant Director
F-1 student advisor

Administrative Assistant
F-1 new student processing

Student Assistant Staff


Rachida Koudjra

Ahmed Ahmed

Casandra Onuoha

Natasha Nambalirwa