Students in the H-E-B School of Business and Administration benefit from personalized advising throughout their time at the University of the Incarnate Word. This is achieved with help from advising specialists and faculty advisors.

  • The Role of an Advisor

    Advisors in the H-E-B School of Business assist students in many ways.
    • The pathway to graduation: 4-year degree plan (sequence and value)
    • The significance of community service and how to identify community service opportunities
    • How to create and understand a degree evaluation
    • Study abroad opportunities and the significance for business students
    • The steps in professional/career development for a business student
    • How to access and utilize resources on campus (tutoring, career services, campus life, financial aid)
    • The language of higher education (example: credit hours, prerequisites, etc.)
    • Keys to success in college (importance of attendance, classroom etiquette, visiting faculty during office hours, effective communication, etc.)
    • The UIW mission and its impact on student success
    • The appropriate courses for registration and how to register.

Advising Specialists

The H-E-B School of Business has two full-time Advising Specialists. These advisors are assigned to incoming first-time students during their first five semesters on campus. Transfer business students are assigned an Advising Specialist for their first semester only.

The role of our professional advisors is to assist students with course selections and degree plan guidance. They also help with audit reviews and discuss student responsibilities and community service requirements. Professional advisors are a connection to other resources on campus, guiding students on the path to graduation.

  • Haley Ayres, M.Ed. | Advising Specialist

    Haley AyresHaley Ayres, M.Ed.

    • ayres@uiwtx.edu
    • (210) 930-8014
    • Office: GB 2016 | Gorman Business and Education Center

    Advising Concentrations

    Ms. Ayres advises students in the following business concentrations:

    • International Business
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Management Information Systems (MIS)
    • Sport Management
    Ms. Ayres joined the H-E-B School of Business as an Advising Specialist in 2015. She previously served as an athletic academic advisor in the Student Success Department at UIW. Ms. Ayres received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, and her Masters of Education in Workforce Development Education from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.
  • Gloria Ramos-Cortes, MBA | Advising Specialist

    Gloria Ramos-CortesGloria Ramos-Cortes, MBA

    • gcramos@uiwtx.edu
    • (210) 805-5828
    • Office: GB 204 | Gorman Business and Education Center

    Advising Concentrations

    Ms. Romos-Cortes advises students in the following business concentrations:

    • Accounting
    • Economics
    • Finance
    • General Business
    • Professional Golf Management (PGM)

    Ms. Ramos-Cortes joined the H-E-B School of Business in the fall of 2018. Before coming to UIW, she was an academic advisor at the Texas A&M-San Antonio College of Business for six years. She holds an MBA from Texas A&M - San Antonio.

Faculty Advisors

After the designated time with our advising specialists, students will transition to a faculty advisor in their chosen field of study. This transition takes places after a student has completed his or her first five semesters. The transition for transfer students takes places after one semester completed at UIW.

The role of a faculty advisor is largely the same as that of an advising specialist, but a faculty advisor also serves as a mentor to students. Students receive advice from faculty that is specific to their chosen field. The faculty-student partnership is vital to a student's success in the classroom and in the marketplace upon graduation.


Advising Resources

Students at the H-E-B School of Business have many resources to assist them in their journey to graduation. Expand the options below to find these useful resources, including forms needed for registration, as well as tutorials for Blackboard, Bannerweb and Degree Works.