Our Staff

Dr. Mustapha Jourdini - Executive Director

Dr. Mustapha Jourdini

 

A former F-1 student from Morocco, Dr. Jourdini served as the President of International Student Association. He is active with NAFSA, Association of International Educators. Dr. Jourdini holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English and a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with a specialization in international education from Eastern Kentucky University (EKU). His published research examines the impact of international students, diversity and cultural stereotypes, international education, and student affairs. He is passionate about serving and advocating for international students and scholars and promoting all facets of global education.

Prior to joining Lamar University, Dr. Jourdini served in many capacities at Lesley University, Pellissippi State Community College, Al Akhawayn University, and Eastern Kentucky University.

Office of International Student Programs and Services

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Ms. Margo Hymer - Assistant Director

Ms. Hymer is a Texas native, a Lamar University alumna, and a Southeast Texas transplant. She has several years of experience working in higher education.  Ms. Hymer is eager to have returned to OISPS.  She is looking forward to working with the international student community, faculty and staff.
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Mrs. Tracy Bourgeois - Sr. ISSO Specialist

Tracy Bourgeois was born in Fort Worth, TX, and recently moved to the Beaumont area.  She has been employed by Lamar University since 2015.  Ms. Bourgeois is excited to start this new adventure in the Office of International Student Programs and Services.  She enjoys traveling, hanging out at the beach and watching football.  Go Cowboys!

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Mr. Ian Quinn - Intl. Admissions Coordinator

Ian Quinn has been working with Lamar University’s international students and addressing their admissions concerns since 2016. A 2012 alumna of Lamar University, he was born and raised in the Beaumont area. Mr. Quinn joins the OISPS to better assist new and incoming international students in their pursuit to enroll into higher education.