Meet the Staff

Michael Fekete
Deacon Michael J. Fekete

Director of International & Global Scholar Services
(815) 836-5549
FeketeMi@lewisu.edu

Michael is excited to be at Lewis, himself a product of a Lasallian high school education in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

He has been involved in international education for over 21 years. He is thankful for his training at the internationally-diverse University of Pittsburgh in both international education exchange and study abroad. He draws from his multiple experiences in student affairs, immigration and academic advising from Pennsylvania State University, School for International Training, The Institute for the International Education of Students (IES), Kaplan Inc., and Moraine Valley Community College here in Chicago.

An international student himself in Hungary and Scotland, Michael has traveled the world, assisting with recruitment for Lewis University in Asia.

His academic background includes studies in Rhetoric and East European history at the University of Pittsburgh, specialization in conflict resolution at the University of Glasgow's Institute for Russian and East European Studies and completion of Master's degree coursework in Educational Exchange at the School for International Training.  He has integrated his time over the last 10 years in the areas of service and ministry while earning graduate certificate's in pastoral studies from St. Xavier University, Lay Ecclesial Ministry from the University of St. Mary/Mundelein Seminary, further study of Lewis' founder through the Lasallian Leadership Institute and a Master's in Pastoral Studies from Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, the largest graduate school of ministry in the world. He was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate in June 2016. He presently is involved with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) University Ambassador Program on campus focusing on social justice issues and interfaith initiatives while serving the Church as a CRS Global Fellow.

He presently lives on the southwest side of Chicago and enjoys spending his time as a “foodie” and traveling with wife Mary Jo and watching his son Justin grow as he journey’s academically and personally as a student at the University of Pittsburgh.


Jay Ann Chan
Jay Ann Chan

Graduate Assistant
jchan2@lewisu.edu

Hi! My name is Jay Ann Karen Chan. My friends call me Jay. I'm an international graduate student from the Philippines.

I graduated last 2016 as a Liberal Arts and Commerce student with 2 bachelor degrees - Marketing Management and Mass Communications. I came to the United States last 2019 to pursue my Masters degree in Business Administration with Marketing as my concentration at Lewis University. 

Working as a student employee for over a year has been nothing but a breeze. The best part of this job is getting the chance to know, interact, and learn glimpse of the culture of students from different parts of the world. Moving from one country to another is not as easy as it looks like. It takes a lot of courage to walk away, to start everything from scratch, to leave the comfort of the familiar and loved. But everything gets better and easier having good friends and colleagues around me.

Now as a graduate assistant, I look forward and hope to meet more people, make new friends, and offer any assistance every student needs.


Enkhsaruul Davaanyam
Enkhsaruul Davaanyam

Student Employee
President of ISA
enkhsaruuldavaanya@lewisu.edu

My name is Enkhsaruul Davaanyam, Enzo for short. I was born in Mongolia, Ulan-Bator, where I studied in a private Russian school from preschool till freshman year of junior high.

Later on my family and I moved to Hong Kong, where I spent my Sophomore year on Tung Chung island. Then, finally, I flew to the US of A, the land of opportunities, where I became a “Red Devil” at Hinsdale Central, my best years of high school (Jr.,Sr.). After graduating from an American public school, I had a chance to go to college (which makes me the first one from my family).

So, here I am, a proud “Flyer” at Lewis University. Currently a sophomore, working hard towards my Bachelors here at Lewis. Majoring in Aviation Flight Technology with a dream to become an Airline Pilot and accomplish greatness like Captain Sully.

The existence of friendship and the pleasures it brings, makes the world better. And that is my experience here at Lewis University in a nutshell. Whether you’re from the other side of the globe or fell from the sky, just know that everyone is welcome here at the University to become a “Flyer”.


Duyen Hai Doan
Duyen Hai Doan

Student Employee
Vice President of ISA
duyenhdoan@lewisu.edu

Hi guys! My name is Duyen Hai Doan. You can just call me Aurora. I’m an undergraduate, and I come from Vietnam. 

I’ve been in America for about a year and a half. I came here in my senior year of high school. I graduated from Kokomo High School in Kokomo, Indiana. I had a wonderful year there with my friends and my host family.

I had a hard time when I was trying to find a university that suits me. Luckily, I found Lewis University. They offered me a lot of great business programs, which was exactly what I was looking for. So, here I am, a new Flyer at Lewis University. 

I’m double-majoring in International Business and Finance with a dream to run my business in the future. Now, I’m working as an undergraduate assistant at the International Students Office and a student ambassador at the Admission Building. I love helping and getting to know more about other students at the university.

Staying far from home is a big challenge for me. I miss my family and my friends a lot but I know that this is a great opportunity for me to learn and gain experiences. I feel grateful and pleased with everything in my life.


Mai Hoang
Mai Hoang

Student Employee
maichoang@lewisu.edu

My name is Mai Hoang, and I’m from Vietnam. I graduated from Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, majoring Political Science and was supposed to work as a diplomat, however, the best part of life is that you can never predict where it’s heading us to. I’ve been engaging in teaching and working in education field since 2012, starting with working as a private tutor, to a part-time employee of an educational company, and before I moved to America, I was the director of Department of Overseas Partnership of an educational company in Hanoi, Vietnam. 

In 2017, I had an opportunity to visit Lewis University and fell in love with Lewis campus and people. I was extremely excited to find that Lewis offered M. Ed Instructional Technology and Design program which was exactly what I was looking for. So here I am at Lewis University, proudly being a Flyer. 

I love helping and working with students as much as I love being one. Lewis University offers me both things, as I have a chance to work at the International Students Service Office, where I am absolutely excited and eager to help and make friends with other international students here. 

Roger Federer on pursuing his tennis career once said: “When you’re good at something, make that everything”. Lewis University is nurturing that dream for me. I am living the best days of my life.


Designated School Officials: Assist in Signing of I-20AB for Travel and Basic F-1 Advisement

Tyler King
Director of International Recruitment
kingty@lewisu.edu
815-836-5635

Dr. Leslie Jacobson
Director, Graduate Admission.
JacobsLe@lewisu.edu
815-836-5821

Christopher Swanson
Director Study Abroad
SwansoCh@lewisu.edu

815-836-5993

Ashley Skidmore
Dean of Undergraduate Admission
skidmoas@lewisu.edu
815-836-5212