Our admissions counselors are here to answer any questions you have about admissions, financial aid, enrollment, degree programs, life at UIW, and more. Scroll down to find your personal admissions counselor based on your high school.
Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
Johnny is a native of San Antonio, graduating from O.W. Holmes High School. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Our Lady of the Lake University. Johnny has over 10 years of admissions experience working with a range of students, including new freshman, transfer students, graduate and doctoral students. When he isn’t helping students reach their education goals, Johnny enjoys spending family time with his wife and three daughters.
For me, at UIW, the WORD is Enrichment! Through our quality graduate and doctoral programs students are able to achieve an advanced degree that will provide opportunities both personally and professionally.
Johnny recruits all students interested in a graduate program at the University of the Incarnate Word. View a list of available graduate programs at uiw.edu/academics.
Freshman Admissions Counselor
Oscar was born and raised in Cotulla, Texas, and he is a graduate of Cotulla High School. In December of 2014, he graduated from the University of the Incarnate Word with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a concentration in Journalism. He is now pursuing a Master's degree in Higher Education.
For me, at UIW, The WORD is Involvement! At UIW, the opportunities to get involved are endless! As a student at UIW, I was heavily involved in the UIW community and worked with several offices across campus. This allowed me to take on leadership roles in diverse groups and organizations, and it also allowed me to participate in study abroad trips to England, Spain, France, and Germany. I was able to make connections, develop professional relationships, and make long-lasting friendships. Not only does getting involved look good on a resume, but it also allows for a vast amount of networking opportunities. Thanks to UIW and its focus on growth, all students can make their college experience unique and fulfilling.
Oscar also recruits from the following states:
Freshman Admissions Counselor
Victoria was born and raised in Carrizo Springs, Texas. She graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a Public Relations concentration.
For me, at UIW, the WORD is Success! Students can study abroad, join student organizations and give back through community service. Students, now is the time to make your mark and challenge yourself to be the best you!
Victoria also recruits from the following states:
Freshman Admissions Counselor
Jessica was born and raised in Houston, Texas, and is a product of Catholic school education from kindergarten through high school. In 2003, she moved to San Antonio and began her career working with both high school and college students in education. In December 2015, she graduated from the University of the Incarnate Word with a Master’s Degree in Organizational Development.
For me, at UIW, the WORD is Connectivity! There are so many opportunities for students to connect with other people on the UIW campus. In the process, you will develop your own connection to the school which will help you as you work toward your academic goals. I tell students all the time: get to know your professors and administrators, get involved, build those lasting relationships. College will be what you make of it; you’ll get out of it what you put in to it – so put your best foot forward! And if you’re not sure where to start, come see me, and I’ll be glad to help you!
Jessica also recruits from the following states:
Freshman Admissions Counselor
Whitney is from Dixon, MO where she graduated from Dixon High School. She earned her Bachelor of Science, double majoring in Mass Communication and Public Relations from Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, MO.
For me, at UIW. The WORD is Future! As part of the UIW admissions staff I get to take part daily in helping build our bright future!
At UIW students have an opportunity to build a great foundation for life through academics, campus involvement, volunteering, internships and study abroad trips that will set them up for a successful and fulfilling future.
Whitney also recruits from the following states:
Transfer Advisor (A-K)
Maryssa is from Mercedes, Texas, and is a graduate of Mercedes High School. She graduated from the University of the Incarnate Word with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Child and Adolescent Development, and a minor in Sociology.
For me, at UIW, the WORD is Network! As an alumna of the University of the Incarnate Word, I have learned the importance of building a rapport with both your peers and administrators. My success after college was greatly influenced by the relationships I had the privilege of forming during my time at UIW.
Melissa is originally from Puerto Rico. She graduated from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. In 2011, she received her Master of Arts in International Relations from St. Mary's University.
For me, at UIW, the WORD is Community! I have always felt welcome at UIW, even as someone who graduated from a different university. The UIW community, both staff and students, have demonstrated a warm and welcoming demeanor, and I am glad to be part of the UIW experience.
UIW Student Ambassadors assist the Office of Admissions in recruitment, retention, and orientation of new students. They foster a sense of community among students and visitors and act as official representatives of UIW. As Ambassadors, students gain valuable leadership skills, develop pride in the university, and meet new people.
Think you have what it takes to be a student ambassador? Do you like to have fun and meet new people? Do you want to be involved on campus?
Email our member's chair, Whitney Bell, for more information and an application. You can reach Whitney at email@example.com.
Do you have a question for our student ambassadors? Ask our ambassadors about their
experiences as students and leaders at UIW.
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The Coordinator is responsible for the overall supervision, operation, and direction of the Student Ambassadors and serves as the official liaison for the organization with university administrators.
Hometown: Alpine, TX.
Major: Kinesiology with a minor in Special Education.
Advice for incoming students: "Be confident, get out of your comfort zone, and try new things!"
Random Fact: "I play Sudoku about 5 times a day."
Co-Coordinator and Membership Chair
The Co-Coordinator assists the Coordinator in monitoring and implementing duties and responsibility of Student Ambassador officers.
The Membership Chair organizes the recruitment and retention activities of the organization, schedules interviews with potential members, and monitors participation of members.
Hometown: Austin, Texas.
Major: Psychology with a minor in Sociology.
Advice for incoming students: "Get involved and make UIW your home!"
Random Fact: "I am part Cuban."
The Membership Co-Chair assists the Membership Chair with all scheduling for the organization and monitoring member participation.
Hometown: Robstown, TX.
Advice for incoming students: "Utilize your professor's office hours and establish a good student-teacher relationship!"
Random Fact: "My favorite book from the Harry Potter series is The Order of the Phoenix. :)"
The Fundraising Chair plans and implements organizational fundraising ventures as well as securing community or university sponsorship as required by the organization.
Hometown: Pearsall, Texas.
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies with Minors in Reading and Special Education.
Advice for incoming students: "Investing in a planner and taking the time to plan and schedule your time is extremely beneficial to not only your state of mind, but your grades as well!"
Random fact about me: "I love everything Disney, and I have a small collection of vintage items."
The Events Chair is responsible for working with the Campus Visit Coordinator to plan all Student Ambassador functions including Overnighter, Preview Day, Campus Visit Day, and Campus Tours.
Hometown: Laredo, TX.
Major: Psychology with a Minor in Philosophy
Advice for incoming students: "Make sure you remembered for the right reasons. Get good grades, join as many organizations as you can, and never lose sight of your goals!"
Random Fact: "I like giraffes!"
Public Relations Chair
The Public Relations Chair organizes public relations, advertising, and marketing for the organization. The PR Chair also monitors and contributes to social media accounts for the organization, keeps records of events and socials throughout the semester, and compiles a "Scrapbook" and a history of the UIW Student Ambassador Organization as well.
Hometown: Mission, TX.
Advice for incoming students: "Don't wait until 2:45 a.m. to do things."
Random Fact: "It's 2:45 a.m."