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Lily Swan

Lily Swan, Director of International Student and Scholar ServicesDirector of International Student and Scholar Services

Originally from the great state of Michigan, Lily earned a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Eastern Michigan University and Master of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

She fell into international education accidentally when a classmate suggested a graduate assistantship in the field. She served as a graduate assistant in the International Student and Scholar Services department at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas for one academic year and developed a fondness for the field.

After UNLV, she was the Senior International Student Advisor at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, where she worked extensively with international admissions and advising. She worked with international students from the time that they applied through graduation.

As director at UST, she serves as the primary designated school official and responsible officer. She is an active member of NAFSA, Trainer Corps, and has served on various training teams from F-1 for Beginners pre-conference workshop and F-1 Intermediate.

Outside of the office, she is a licensed Zumba® Instructor and teaches part-time. She is also a beauty enthusiast and enjoys cooking, crocheting and reading. She has three cats and a beautiful pure bred German Shepherd.

Contact Lily Swan at 713-525-3503.

Dora Zhang

Dora Zhang, International Student AdvisorInternational Student Advisor

Dora Zhang is originally from Shenyang, China. She went to Dalian University of Foreign Languages for her bachelor’s degree in English and Japanese Bilingual Studies and studied in Japan for one year. Dora moved to the United States in 2012 and earned her Master of Education in Educational Counseling from University of Southern California. In addition to China, Japan and the U.S., she has also traveled to the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, South Korea and Mexico.

Having been an international student herself in both Japan and the U.S., Dora truly understands the challenges as well as opportunities that come with living and studying in a foreign country. She has been working in international education since earning her master’s degree and enjoys supporting international students in having a great educational and personal experience. Personally, Dora loves ballroom and Latin dancing and snuggling with her two cats.

Contact Dora Zhang at 713-942-3412.

Hiba Elroz

Hiba Elroz, International Student AdvisorInternational Student Advisor

​Hiba has completed her Master of Business Administration degree from the University of St. Thomas. Her hobbies include learning about different cultures, which she gets to do daily in the field of international education! Hiba loves to travel, and she speaks four languages including English, Arabic, Spanish and Turkish. Hiba is from Houston with a background originally from Lebanon.

Contact Hiba Elroz at 713-942-5968.


Have questions about international studies at UST? Give us a call at 713-525-3503.