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Robin Catmur-Smith
Director of Immigration Services
University of Georgia
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Robin Catmur-Smith is Director of Immigration Services at the University of Georgia and has been in the field of international education since 1995. In her current position at UGA she manages all permanent residency work and supervises eight amazing colleagues who process immigration sponsorships for over 3,400 international students, scholars, faculty and staff.  Robin has held numerous volunteer positions for NAFSA: Association of International Educators and is on the Board for the Council for Global Immigration (CFGI). She serves as a trainer and presenter for NAFSA and CFGI, presenting workshops pertaining to nonimmigrant and immigrant visa sponsorships, and management development.  She is an alumni scholar of the University System of Georgia’s Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) - 2012, Advanced Leadership Academy (ALA) – 2014, and is the recipient of the NAFSA 2012 Award of Excellence. Raised in India, Canada, and several places in between, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Development from the University of California at Davis, and a Master’s degree in Globalization Studies from Dartmouth College.