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UIW Residence Life Team


 

 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 Coordinator, the Assistant Residence Life Coordinator, 3 Graduate Assistants, and 50 Resident Assistants, and various work-study workers. The University is accompanied 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 Sanchez

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Diane Sanchez is responsible for 1200+ on-campus students and making sure that while they stay on campus, their experience is the best. From sitting on safety meetings, to collaborating with other departments on campus, Diane looks for new ways to deliver a positive and memorable residential experience.

Contact Diane Sanchez at castaned@uiwtx.edu or call (210) 829-3819

Her office is located in the Administration Building 52 (AD 52)

Fax: (210) 283-5023

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JR Chiodo

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J.R. Chiodo-Benmuvhar’s primary responsibility is the residential and academic experience. Overseeing the three Graduate Area Coordinators, J.R. is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the department, from maintenance, to concerns, to conduct. Consider him your “go-to” person for your housing and residential needs.

Contact JR at chiodobe@uiwtx.edu or call (210) 883-1996 

His office is located in the Joeris 1st Floor 110 (JO 110)

Fax: (210) 283-5023

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Manny Esquivel

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Manuel’s responsibility is to be the manager of all things housing and numbers. Beyond that, Manuel is responsible for applications, meal plans, assignments, room changes, and housing billing. Always be on the lookout for e-mails with important housing updates, deadlines, and procedures. Consider him your “go-to” person for questions about your bills or living at UIW.

Contact Manuel Esquivel at meesquiv@uiwtx.edu or call (210) 805-5865

His office is located in the Administration Building 41 (AD 41)

Fax: (210) 283-5023

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Soraida Portales

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Being the “parent” of 45 high school students is an incredible task, and that is the responsibility of Ms. Portales. Soraida is responsible for the daily residential experiences of our St. Anthony and Incarnate Word high school students. Whether it is driving students to doctors’ appointments, shuttling them to soccer practice, or having conversations of late homework, Soraida ensures our future college students are on the right path to success.

Contact Soraida Portales at sportale@uiwtx.edu or call (210) 841-7404

Her office is located in the Madeleine Hall (D306)

Fax: (210) 829-3899

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Patrick Matulich

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Patrick Matulich oversees the overall maintenance and aesthetics of our 10 residential facilities. In addition, he is responsible for final walk through once residents have checked out of their room. Chances are, if you’ve seen any brochures or posters from our department, Patrick has had a hand in their development as he also focuses on our marketing endeavors at the university.

Contact Patrick Matulich at matulich@uiwtx.edu or call (210) 283-5024

His office is located in the Joeris 2nd Floor 215 (JO 215)

Fax: (210) 283-5023

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Brandon Wilkins

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Brandon Wilkins is the front line supervisor for our 53+ Resident Assistants. Brandon’s responsibilities include reviewing action and activity in the residence halls, lock out charges, RA development, and assists with RA Recruitment and RA Training. If you want to be involved by becoming an RA, or you have concerns about an RA, please speak with Brandon.

Contact Brandon Wilkins at bmwilkin@uiwtx.edu or call (210) 883-1994

His office is located in the Joeris 1st Floor 108 (JO 108)

Fax: (210) 283-5023

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Alejandro De La Garza

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Alejandro de la Garza is responsible for the overall experience of our 1200+ residents. Alejandro is ready to assist with roommate conflicts, new ideas or initiatives, general questions, comments, or concerns. Alejandro is able to connect with a variety of different departments and resources to help enhance your residential experience.

Contact Alejandro de la Garza aadelaga@uiwtx.edu or call (210) 883-1995

His office is located in the Joeris 1st Floor 109 (JO 109)

Fax: (210) 283-5023

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Alejandro Flores

Alejandro Flores

Ensuring that our current and future residents are aware of everything housing is the primary responsibility of Alejandro. Alejandro assists the department by designing our publicity, whether it be flyers, posters, or videos. In addition, Alejandro manages all of the department’s social media accounts, in addition to chairing the department’s Media Marketing committee.

Contact Alejandro Flores aeflore1@student.uiwtx.edu

His office is located in the Administration Building 41 (AD 41)

Fax: (210) 283-5023

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Susanna Aldford

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Chances are, if you have come by the Residence Life Office or sent an e-mail to the department, you’ve interacted with Susanna. Susanna is responsible for our front line communications with current and future residents and manages the departmental e-mail account. If you have any general housing questions, Susanna is your go-to person, as she also directly assists the Coordinator of Operations.

Contact Susanna Alford salford@student.uiwtx.edu

Her office is located in the Administration Building 41 (AD 41)

Fax: (210) 283-5023

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Hollie

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As the Senior Resident Assistant: Administration, Hollie helps the Assistant Director with the daily operations of the Joeris Residence Life Office. Whether it is reviewing RA program proposals, managing the calendars of the Residence Life Staff, or assisting with maintenance or study concerns, Hollie is your go-to person if you need to get in contact with an administrator or have general Residence Life questions.

Contact Hollie Oaks oaks@student.uiwtx.edu

Her office is located in the Joeris 1st Floor 108 (JO 108)

Fax: (210) 283-5023

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Erin Flores

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You wouldn’t buy a car without test driving it, right? Well you wouldn’t select a room without seeing it either. Erin’s area of expertise is showing off the potential of your future home. Erin trains our Resident Assistant’s go give informative tours, and when able, is responsible for the interior design and layout of our model rooms. She even goes the extra mile and designs original art pieces to show!

Contact Erin Flores erflores@student.uiwtx.edu

Her office is located in the Administration Building 41 (AD 41)

Fax: (210) 283-5023

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 Resident Assistants

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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.

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