International Enrollment Management (IEM)


Recruiting International Students - (WS19)

Monday, May 28
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Member Fee: $299.00 | Non-member Fee: $429.00 | Student Pricing: $99.00

How do you reach your enrollment targets given your own resource limitations? From determining target markets to tailoring your communication strategy, this workshop helps you build strategies and identify resources to plan an appropriate recruitment campaign. Intended for professionals at U.S.-based institutions who work with international recruitment. Register today.

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Shelby L. Cearley

Texas Tech University

Shelby Cearley currently serves as Director of Graduate Admissions and DSO for the
Office of Graduate Admissions at Texas Tech University. She is also the IEM and admissions
liaison for NAFSA Region III and a member of NAFSA’s Trainer Corps. A graduate of the
NAFSA Academy for International Education (Cohort IV), Cearley has presented several
admissions-related sessions at state, regional, and national conferences and was chosen as a
delegate for the 2007 Baden-Württemberg Seminar in Stuttgart, Germany. She is a member of
the Texas International Education Specialists and the Association of Metroplex International


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Lily Swan, M. Ed

Director of International Student and Scholar Services
University of St. Thomas

Lily Swan is the Director of International Student and Scholar Services at the University of St. Thomas (UST). Originally from the great state of Michigan, she earned a B.S from Eastern Michigan University and her M. Ed from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV).

At the start of her career in higher ed, she had hopes of pursuing a career in First-Year programming. However, she fell into International Education. She earned a Graduate Assistantship in the International Student and Scholar Services department at UNLV, prompting her career.

Afterward, she was the Senior International Student Advisor at the University of Houston-Clear Lake for five years. She worked extensively with international admissions and advising.

At UST, she serves as the PDSO/RO. She is an active member of the NAFSA, is a member of Trainer Corps and has served on the training teams for pre-conference workshops at the regional and national levels.


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