Designated School Official and Alternate Responsible Officer
Brenda is a knowledgeable and friendly resource for the wide variety of issues students face. She serves as a Designated School Official (DSO) and an Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) for SEVIS compliance, and she is fluent regarding immigration procedures and other regulatory issues. Brenda is the primary contact for external communications, and manages logistics for our outreach and programming.
Brenda grew up in Brooklyn, Iowa, and attended Iowa State University. She started her career working in a law office, and she joined the Student Affairs office at Grinnell in 1997. She is active in NAFSA: Association of International Educators, and enjoys working with students from around the world. She lives in Malcom with her husband, Scott, and daughters, Carissa and Miranda.