Ron Cushing is regarded as one of the most experienced international office directors in the United States today. He has served as Director of International Services at the University of Cincinnati for more than two decades, managing a large staff with responsibility for an international population of over 5,000 students, scholars and dependants. He has audited numerous existing international offices at many types of educational institutions, and assists with implementing internal systems for new institutions and system-overhaul for institutions in distress. Renowned as a trainer, Ron Cushing has minted numerous Principal Designated School Officials (PDSOs) and Responsible Officers (ROs) and trained hundreds of staff nationwide in managing SEVIS programs. He has extensive experience filing employment-based immigration petitions (H-1B, TN, O) and immigrant petitions (green cards) with the federal government. In addition, he is knowledgeable on other issues relevant to non-resident aliens including taxation, withholding and I-9 completion. In addition, he has extensive experience developing international recruitment plans and managing global recruitment agency networks within a robust quality assurance framework.