Residents living on campus are supervised by the Director of Residence Life, the Assistant Director of Residence Life, the Residence Life Coordinator of Operations, the Residence Life Coordiantor, the Assistant Residence Life Coordiantor, 3 Graduate Assistants, the Madeleine Hall Director and 50 Resident Assistants, and various work-study workers. The University is accompained by a High School Boarding Program that houses both students from St. Anthony's High School and Incarnate Word High School. In addition, both custodial and maintenance staff play an important role in providing an exceptional living environment.
Diane was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She attended High School in Mexico and a semester of College in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. She returned to San Antonio and attended and graduated from St. Mary’s University. Diane began her journey at UIW in the Spring 2003 as the Assistant Director of Operations. In 2007 she received her Masters in Adult Education with a concentration in Organizational Development. Diane enjoys journaling her life experiences and reading books. She will pursue a Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership and her life time goal is to write a book.
Contact Diane Sanchez at email@example.com or call (210) 829-6034
J.R. Chiodo-Benmuvhar is a new addition to the UIW Residence Life family. JR is originally from Kansas City, Missouri, where he attended the University of Missouri at Kansas City with a BA in History, Classics. JR earned his Masters of Science in Education, focusing in Higher Education Administration and Policy study from The University of Kansas. Taking his experience and new found knowledge of theory, J.R. moved his family to Santa Fe, NM and served as a Residence Hall Coordinator at Santa Fe University of Art and Design. While in Santa Fe, J.R. had the opportunity to work with students from around the globe and develop leadership amongst the staff, as well as organize several programs. J.R. served as the University Conduct Coordinator and Summer Conference Coordinator during his two and a half year stay. J.R. is passionate about the success of students and views every conversation as a learning opportunity, whether it is walking on campus, visiting with students in the office, or having hard conversations in a conduct meeting. In the next few years, it is J.R.’s hope to pursue a doctorate in education. J.R. is excited to be a part of the UIW Residence Life family and is looking forward to exploring San Antonio with his wife and son.
Contact JR at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 210. 883.1996
Residence Life Coordinator of Operations 210-829-6034
Elizabeth Valerio is the newest member of the University of the Incarnate Word residence life team serving as Boarding Program Coordinator for Incarnate Word High School & St. Anthony Catholic High School. The primary areas of responsibility for the Coordinator include: Supervising the Assistant Coordinator and indirectly supervising the Boarding Assistants; Managing the Boarding Program Budget with collaboration from the Director of Residence Life and Assistant Coordinator; Disciplinarian and Educator for the boarders, Communicating regularly with constituents of the program - High School and University Administrators, High School Faculty, English Language Services (ELS) and parents of the boarders. The Coordinator is required to live on the UIW Campus adjacent to the Boarding Program. Throughout her college career Elizabeth remained active in various student organizations serving as President of STARS, RA and SRA for the Residence Life department, and Residential Senator for SGA just to name a few. She was a member of the Residence Life department and has extensive experience in working with students, and planning events within the UIW residential community. Elizabeth’s motto is “Love what you do, Do what you Love.” She is very passionate and intentional in serving young adults and truly impacting their lives by making a difference as they continue to grow, develop, and find who they are in their own individual journey of life. Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine from the University of the Incarnate Word and will be working toward a Master in Student Services in Higher Education.
Contact Liz at email@example.com or call (210) 841-7403
Contact Soraida Portales at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 210. 841.7404
Contact Kathryn Gabriel at email@example.com or call (210) 283-1994
Vanessa was born and raised in McAllen, Texas. She earned a BA in Political Science with a minor in Communications from the University of Texas at San Antonio. While attending UTSA, Vanessa worked in Residence Life serving in roles such as Assistant Coordinator of Summer Conferences, Programming Coordinator, and Senior Resident Assistant over the course of 3 years. Vanessa returned to UTSA in 2010 to earn her Teaching Certification in Early Childhood through 6th grade, generalist track. She plans to pursue a Master's Degree in Higher Education with a concentration in Student Services at UIW begining Summer 2012. Vanessa is passionate about service and student development. Because of this, she seeks any opportuntiy to enrich individuals lives to assist them in healthy development and growth. During her spare time, she enjoys collaborating in city wide projects that are dedicated to community outreach and estbalishing relationships with community resources.
Contact Vanessa Cerda firstname.lastname@example.org or call (210) 283-5024
Contact Manuel Esquivel at email@example.com or call (210) 883-1995
A Resident Assistant (RA) is a student staff member that lives in the residence halls. Your RA can be one of the most helpful and resourceful people you will interact while living at UIW. These students have been carefully selected for their leadership potential, interpersonal skills, positive attitudes, and sense of commitment. As a peer, the RA is a basic source of information and referral. RAs assist residents in adjusting to campus life, including academic concerns, roommate relationships, homesickness, and other matters. Your RA is responsible for providing leadership and support to you and other members of your community. Get to know your RA and utilize her/his knowledge and skills.