Ron Cushing has been the Director of International Services at the University of Cincinnati for 18 years. He is responsible for serving the needs of approximately 3,000 nonimmigrant students, faculty, and researchers. He has served as the Student Scholar Regulatory Representative (SSRR) for NAFSA Region VI (1997-1999) and as a mentor to hundreds of colleagues through his Fundamentals of Foreign Student Advising seminars. Ron has made dozens of presentations at professional conferences, including regional and national NAFSA: the Association of International Educators; the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC); the American International Educators Association (AIEA); the American International Recruitment Council (AIRC); the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AAOCRAO); and other organizations. In past two years many of these presentations have been focused on the use of overseas representatives in the recruitment of international students. The University of Cincinnati is one of founding member institutions for the AIRC and has taken a lead role in promoting the use of trusted third party representatives in the recruitment of international students within the higher education community. Ron has helped develop contracts and training manuals for overseas representatives and has traveled extensively identifying and training representatives for the University of Cincinnati. Most recently Ron has helped draft the Certification Standards for the AIRC. Ron is also a recipient of the University of Cincinnati's "Just Community" award given to individuals for "outstanding contributions that promote the ideals of a just and caring community."