Meet International Student Services

Tugrul Polat

Director of International Student Services


  • PhD in Heritage Studies, Arkansas State University (in progress)
  • MBA, University of North Alabama
  • Finance, University of North Alabama

Professional Memberships:

  • Phi Beta Delta, Honors Society for International Scholars

Sara Parrott

Assistant Director, PDSO, RO

Sara is the Assistant Director and international advisor for UALR. She earned her BA in International Studies at Southwest Baptist University and is currently pursuing her Masters in Second Language Acquisition at UALR. She is a Principle Designated School Official (PDSO) certified for F immigration advising and an  Responsible Officer (RO) certified for J immigration advising. Sara spent 6 months researching in Prague and has traveled to China, South Korea, Belgium, Canada, Mexico, Russia and the Czech Republic.

Bailey Gambill

International Student Advisor

Bailey is an International Student Advisor for UALR. She earned her BA in English at Arkansas State University (ASU). From 2008-2013 she worked with international students in the Office of International Programs at ASU, beginning as a Student Worker and ending as the Student Support Services Coordinator. Bailey lived in China for two years teaching English as a Foreign Language and has traveled to Venezuela, Italy, South Korea, China, Thailand, and Bangladesh.