Lyric Pryor

Recruitment & Retention Program Manager, Honors College

Lyric Pryor



Languages: English

I am a military brat, who was born in Abilene, Texas (although I only stayed there for a short time). I have lived all over the United States and overseas in Italy, which was an amazing experience! I earned my B.S. in Psychology, with a minor in Educational Studies and Analysis from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. I began my graduate journey by pursuing a Masters in Social Work at UTSA and began working as a graduate assistant with what is now Student Success Coaching. I also worked with the Honors College as a graduate assistant before getting a full-time position as the First-Generation and Transfer Student Program Coordinator. I also did extensive work with Northwest Vista College for my field practicum experience. Through these experiences, I realized my love for Higher Education and Student Affairs, leading me to decide to stop halfway through my MSW program and begin my M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration!

I enjoy spending time with my loved ones, exploring San Antonio, and trying all of the amazing food spots in the city!


Within my graduate studies, I am consistently engaging in research and dialogue about student success, what success actually looks like for students, and various factors that influence student it. Through my work with first-generation students, one particular area of interest for me is understanding the various forms of capital that students, especially those who are underrepresented, possess and develop through their experiences and interactions. I am excited to further my work as a scholar-practitioner, allowing me not only to increase my knowledge but also to work directly with students and other higher education professionals to support student success.

My favorite thing about working with Honors College students:

Honors College Students are high-achieving students who are looking to enrich their college experience. My favorite thing about working with these students is that there are so many ways for them to do this that go beyond academics. I get the chance to help them discover and develop their passions, interests, and goals. Through these discoveries, I also get to witness the amazing ways these students positively impact their communities and society.

Back to Faculty/Staff Directory