International Students and Scholars Office

International Students and Scholars Office

About Us

The International Students and Scholars Office provides services and programs to enhance the experience of international students at Cal Poly Pomona.

Learn about events and workshops, visas and employment requirements, and connect with an International Student Advisor. 

Advisor Student Last Name
Kelly L McCullen Ending with letters A-L
Junko Takada Ending with letters M-Z

We Are Here to Help

  • Provide guidance on maintaining F-1 immigration status while attending CPP

  • Process F-1 immigration benefits

  • Navigate university policy and understand F-1 visa restrictions

  • Ensure university and student compliance with immigration policies

  • Provide educational tools, including workshops and tutorials

Meet the ISSO Team

Junko Takada

SEVIS Specialist/International Student Advisor
International Student & Scholar Services


About Junko:

Junko was born in Aichi, Japan, and came to the US after graduating from college. She has been a DSO for over 10 years at different institutions. She is passionate about helping international students acclimate to life in the US and on campus.  In her free time, she likes to watch cooking, DIY, and comedy shows.


Arthur Wang

Associate Director
Global Education Institute

About Arthur:

Arthur joined California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in 2015.  He’s currently the Associate Director of Global Education Institute, responsible for international program recruitment, agreements, budget, MOUs, and daily operation of the unit. He is also serving as the Designated School Official (DSO) and Responsible Officer (RO) for the campus. Before that, he worked as the Associate Director of International Programs, Asia at California State University, Fullerton for 12 years since 2003.  During 2002-2003, he worked at the University of Utah for one year as the program coordinator of International Programs for Asia.  As the associate director of International Programs, Asia at University Extended Education at California State University, Fullerton, he was mainly responsible for training programs for international students, faculty, and working professionals. He holds a master’s degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Toledo, Ohio. 

Kelly McCullen

Interim Associate Director
International Students & Scholars Services


About Kelly:

Kelly grew up in a culturally mixed household in Southern California. She transitioned from a small private high school in urban Los Angeles to California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) in 2002. She was an academic adviser in the College of Business until 2007 when she moved to the International Center as an international student adviser. Kelly began coordinating student and scholar services in the International Center in 2010 where she oversees daily operations serving F and J students and scholars. Kelly earned her undergraduate degree in business administration and master’s degree in public administration from Cal Poly Pomona. Kelly and her husband enjoy bike riding at the beach and walking their German Shepherd, Titus.

Contact Us

Contact Information

Phone Number: 909-869-3267 
Location: Building 1, Room 104 (map)

Schedule an Appointment

Undergraduate students: Schedule an appointment with an International Student Advisor by clicking the link below. 

Graduate students: email 

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