As Associate Director for International Support Services at The University of Kansas, Michael Ediger manages the programming and retention functions of the office, while serving as an immigration advisor for the campus international student community. Prior to his arrival at KU in 1998, he worked for twenty years in student housing at Fort Hays State University, and has accrued more than four decades of experience organizing campus orientation and training programs, coordinating events, and advising and mentoring student leadership organizations. He has presented on topics related to international student advising at local, state, regional and national conferences, and acted as local arrangements co-chair for a NAFSA: Association of International Educators regional conference. He is likewise past chair of the Kansas International Educators (KIE) association and was the state representative for Kansas on the NAFSA Region II Team. Michael holds an Associate degree from Hutchinson Community College, as well as a Bachelor’s in History and a Master’s in Educational Administration from Fort Hays State University. He is a member of the KU chapter of Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for international education and has served multiple terms on their executive board as secretary and president. He was the national recipient of Phi Beta Delta’s distinguished Edward S. Blankenship Outstanding Staff Award and was honored with the NAFSA Region II Bruce Tracy Award in recognition of professional and personal contributions to the field of international education.