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
Contact JR at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 210. 883.1996
Residence Life Coordinator of Operations 210-829-6034
Contact Liz at email@example.com or call (210) 841-7403
Contact Soraida Portales at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 210. 841.7404
Samira was born in Eagle Pass, Texas but raised in Austin, Texas. She earned a B.A. in Mexican American Studies and a minor in Bicultural Bilingual Studies from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is currently seeking her Master’s in Education with a concentration in Student Services in Higher Education at UIW. Her experience in Student Affairs began at UTSA were she held multiple positions serving as a Resident Assistant for two years and a Senior Resident Assistant for one year. In addition, Samira has been an Orientation Leader, Student Coordinator and a Staff Assistant for the Office of Orientation and Family Programs at UTSA. Her journey as a first generation college student has inspired her to continue working in a university setting by helping make a positive impact on other students. She hopes to grow as a professional at UIW and enjoys living life one moment at a time.
Contact Samira López at email@example.com or call (210) 283-5024
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) 883-1994
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.