In September of 2017, Susan Snider Salmon was the recipient of the Leo Dowling Award of Excellence.  Every year NAFSA (Region VI) honors a member who has demonstrated the qualities that distinguished the late Leo R. Dowling of Indiana University, one of the “founding fathers” and an early president of NAFSA.

 Leo Dowling Award of Excellence Recipients demonstrate the qualities of compassion, integrity, and leadership, and I believe Susan Snider Salmon belongs amongst this group of esteemed NAFSA Region VI leaders.  She’s a fantastic, enthusiastic, smart, caring person, and I think her excellent work in this field has benefited hundreds of Region VI NAFSAns. 

Amy R. Weir, Director of International Programs | Wabash College

Susan Snider Salmon has been a member of NAFSA: Association of International Educators since 1985 and has served as a Regulatory Ombudsperson. In this position she was a liaison between member institutions and federal and state agencies to help resolve employment and scholar related issues. She continues to provide support to foreign student and scholar advisors, other educational institutional staff, and faculty, in regard to SEVIS and general student and school visa matters. Susan is a Senior Paralegal at Adams Immigration Law, LLC.

I am in awe of the depth of Susan’s understanding of immigration law:  “I often want to emulate her expertise and the way she treats people with respect. 

Angela Adams, Owner and Managing Attorney of Adams Immigration Law, LLC