Loveness Schafer

Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge

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Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge


  • Loveness Schafer is the Associate Director of International Services in the office of International Programs at Louisiana State University and A & M College. She has worked for LSU since August, 2000.  She manages  LSU’s Exchange Visitor Program, including processing visa documents for prospective visiting scholars and students; program administration; and cultural programming. Manages LSU’s employment-based immigration program, including processing H-1B visa documents for international faculty and researchers; and processing employment-based permanent resident petitions. She advises hiring and host departments and colleges on immigration matters. And serves as liaison or authorized contact person for the university on immigration matters, to agencies such as the US Department of Labor, US Citizenship and Immigration Services, and US Department of State.    
  • Prior to coming to LSU, Loveness worked for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) for two years as an Assistant Legal Officer, in Malawi. Here she interviewed asylum seekers and provided legal services for refugees.