Meet Our GEO Team

Dr. Michael Mills, Director

Dr. Mills has been at MSU Texas since 2003, and has been working specifically in the international education field since 2014. In October 2019, Dr. Mills became the Director of the Global Education Office, where he oversees the operations of the MSU Study Abroad Programs, International Student Services, International Enrollment Management, and the Intensive English Language Institute. He also directly oversees all MSU Texas Study Abroad Programs, including one of the largest university led study abroad consortiums in the country, the MSU Texas British Studies Program in London. 

Dr. Mills also teaches the Foundations of Business Course in the Dillard College of Business Administration, where twice his students have finished ranked #1 in the world while participating in a global simulation of over 10,000 students.  

He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from MSU Texas, a Master of Business Administration degree from MSU Texas, and a Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration from the University of North Texas.



Seth Skelton

Seth Skelton, Senior Associate Director

International Student Services and Recruitment

I’m passionate about education and am thrilled with the opportunity to support international students reach their academic goals. I have years of professional experience in healthcare administration and grants management and now being able to help students prepare for careers in those fields, and others, is something I feel great about. You’ll generally find me swimming, running or having fun with my family around town. Both of my parents are MSU Texas graduates and I’m happy to be a part of the Wichita Falls, Texas and MSU Texas community.


Dr. Heidi Hakimi-Hood

Dr. Heidi Hakimi-Hood, Associate Director   

International Student Services,Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) & Italian Air Force English Language Program (ITAF)

I’m Heidi, and my father, from Afghanistan, was the first international student I ever met. My passions are Global Education and international partnerships. I coordinate MSU’s IELI program and teach international military personnel and dependents affiliated with the Euro-NATO Join Jet Pilot Training Program. I have managed study abroad programs in Chile, Mexico, and the UK and served as ambassador for the Global Outlooks Institute, where I studied higher education models in the UK and Germany and met senior leadership at the European University Association in Belgium. I hold M.A. degrees in English and Spanish and a Ph.D. in English.

International Student Services and Recruitment

As a proud MSU Texas alumna, I aim to ensure that students are supported and are able to reach their full potential throughout their academic journey. It has been a pleasure serving the international student body and the general MSU Texas student body as an international student, and now, as a staff member.  As long as students are comfortable and reaching their goals that makes me happy. I view all the students as members of my extended family and with strength and health we will remain an international family.

Johnna Lynn Weigand

Johnna Lynn Weigand, Study Abroad Specialist

Johnna Lynn joined the MSU Texas family in March 2013 and has been in the Study Abroad office since 2017.  In the time spent with Study Abroad, she has advised and guided many students toward their program of interest.  She enjoys seeing the reactions of the students when they discover that studying abroad is much easier and affordable than they may think.  Please contact her if you are interested in one of our programs we offer here at MSU Texas, ie: London, Spain, Grenada, Prague or France.