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Jennielle StrotherJennielle Strother, Dean of Enrollment

A graduate of Judson High School, Jennielle is a San Antonio native. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from Dallas Baptist University and a Master's degree in Enrollment Management from Capella University. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Organizational Leadership Studies from Northeastern University. Jennielle has over fifteen years of experience in higher education, ranging from collegiate athletics, enrollment management, and financial aid with both undergraduate and graduate students. Jennielle loves spending time with her husband and their young children.

If you would like to reach Jennielle, please contact the Office of Admissions at (800) 749-9673 or  (210) 829-6005, or you may e-mail her at jennielle.strother@uiwtx.edu.

A word from Jennielle:
For me, at UIW, the WORD is Service! UIW was founded by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in 1881, and their spirit of community service continues to inspire our students, staff, and faculty. At UIW, we are committed to developing the whole person and values of life-long learning, which includes rich academic and community service experiences. As a first-generation college graduate, I know how important it is to have a campus committed to my success, and you will find that here at UIW.

 


 

javierJavier Lara, Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Javier Lara is from El Paso, TX where he graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School. He earned his Bachelor of Arts, double majoring in Communications and Behavioral Science, from Concordia University of Austin, Texas, and he earned his Master's degree in Human Sciences in 2009. He has worked in admissions and college readiness for 16 years in both undergraduate and graduate admissions.

If you would like to reach Javier, please contact the Office of Admissions at (800) 749-9673 or (210) 829-6005, or e-mail him directly at jdlara@uiwtx.edu.

Javier recruits from:

  • Beaumont ISD

  • East Texas area high schools

  • Panhandle area high schools

  • West Texas area high schools

Javier also recruits from the following states:

  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Virginia
  • Vermont
  • Washington D.C.
  • West Virginia

A word from Javier:
For me, at UIW, the WORD is Accessibility!   My staff and I travel to high schools, community colleges, and college fairs to visit with students and parents at times convenient to them. UIW staff and faculty are open to meet with prospective students who want to know more about the campus, academic programs, and admissions requirements. It is not unusual to be able to come to campus and visit with a counselor in the Admissions Office or a member of the Financial Aid office at times that are convenient to you. We love to have you on UIW's campus!

 


 Johnny

Johnny S Garcia, Jr., 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.

A word from Johnny:

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.

 


 

Adam MasonAdam Mason, Freshman Admissions Counselor

Adam is from San Antonio and a graduate of Robert E. Lee High school. He graduated from the University of the Incarnate Word in 2008 with a B.S. in Kinesiology.

If you'd like to contact Adam, call the Office of Admissions at (800) 749-9673 or (210) 829-6005 or e-mail him at amason@uiwtx.edu. 

Adam is responsible for the following schools:

  • Clemens High School
  • Coastal Bend area high schools
  • Diley ISD
  • East Central ISD
  • Floresville High School
  • International School of the Americas
  • Jourdanton High School
  • Judson ISD
  • La Vernia High School
  • Lytle ISD
  • North East ISD
  • Poth High School
  • Steele High School
  • Randolph High School
  • Wagner High School

 Adam also recruits from the following states:

  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Wisconsin

A word from Adam:

For me, at UIW the WORD is Commitment. As a student at UIW, my success was not only determined by my own commitment, but also through the commitment of the entire UIW community. 


 

 Oscar SalazarOscar Salazar, 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 will soon be pursuing a Master's degree in Higher Education.

If you'd like to contact Oscar, call the Office of Admissions at (800) 749-9673 or (210) 829-6005 or e-mail him at osalazar@uiwtx.edu

Oscar is responsible for the following schools:

  • Austin area high schools
  • Bandera ISD
  • Boerne ISD
  • Bracken Christian School
  • Center Point ISD
  • Central Texas area high schools
  • Comal ISD
  • Dallas/Ft. Worth area high schools
  • Geneva School
  • Ingram ISD
  • John Paul II CHS
  • Kerville ISD
  • Marion ISD
  • Medina ISD
  • Navarro ISD
  • New Braunfels area high schools
  • New Braunfels Christian
  • Northside ISD
  • San Marcos ISD
  • Seguin ISD
  • Waco area high schools

Oscar also recruits from the following states:

  • Alaska
  • Idaho
  • Kansas
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • South Dakota
  • Washington
  • Wyoming

A word from Oscar:

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.


 

 

Melissa MoralesMelissa Morales, Freshman Admissions Counselor  

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.

If you'd like to contact Melissa, call the Office of Admissions at (800) 749-9673 or (210) 829-6005 or e-mail her at mamora10@uiwtx.edu. 

Melissa is responsible for the following schools:

  • Carrizo Springs ISD
  • Cotulla ISD
  • Crystal City ISD
  • Del Rio area high schools
  • Eagle Pass ISD
  • Edgewood ISD
  • Harlandale ISD
  • Hondo ISD
  • Laredo area high schools
  • Medina Valley ISD
  • Natalia ISD
  • Pleasenton ISD
  • Pearsal ISD
  • Rio Grande Valley area high schools
  • Sommerset ISD
  • South San Antonio ISD
  • Southside ISD
  • Southwest ISD
  • Uvalde ISD

Melissa also recruits from the following states:

  • Arkansas
  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • Puerto Rico
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee

A word from Melissa:

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.


 

 

Marc MoralesMarc Morales, Freshman Admissions Counselor  

Marc was born and raised in Fort Stockton, Texas, and is a graduate of Fort Stockton High School. In 2010, Marc earned his Bachelor of Arts, double majoring in Sociology and Political Science from Texas Tech University.

If you'd like to contact Marc, call the Office of Admissions at (800) 749-9673 or (210) 829-6005 or e-mail him at msmorale@uiwtx.edu.

Marc is responsible for the following schools:

  • Alamo Heights ISD
  • Antonian College Preparatory High School
  • Central Catholic High School
  • Gulf Coast area high schools
  • Holy Cross of San Antonio
  • Houston area high schools
  • Incarnate Word High School
  • Providence High School
  • San Antonio ISD
  • Southwest Preparatory High School
  • St. Anthony Catholic High School
  • St. Gerard Catholic High School
  • St. Mary's Hall

Marc also recruits from the following states:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Hawaii
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • Utah

A word from Marc:

For me, at UIW, the WORD is Future! Join multiple student organizations, study abroad, and give back through community service. Always remain open-minded, listen before you speak, meet new people, make lasting friendships and challenge yourself to become the best you!


 

 

Amy YanawayAmy Yanaway, Transfer Admissions Counselor  

Amy is a native of San Antonio and a graduate of John Marshall High School. She received an Associate of Arts in Music from San Antonio College in 2010. She then transferred to the University of North Texas and received a Bachelor of Arts in Music in 2012. Amy continued on to graduate school at the University of Houston and received a Master of Music in Music Theory in August 2015.

If you'd like to contact Amy, call the Office of Admissions at (800) 749-9673 or (210) 829-6005 or e-mail her at yanaway@uiwtx.edu. 

Amy recruits from:

  • All community colleges outside of San Antonio
  • Northwest Vista College (Alamo Colleges)
  • San Antonio College (Alamo Colleges)

A word from Amy:

For me, at UIW, the WORD is Opportunity! Higher education opened so many doors for me, and I learned about majors and careers I had never thought of before. College is a time to have fun and discover what you are passionate about. 


 

MaryssaMaryssa Bustamante, Transfer Admissions Counselor  

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.

If you'd like to contact Maryssa, call the Office of Admissions at (800) 749-9673 or (210) 829-6005 or e-mail her at mabustam@uiwtx.edu.

Maryssa recruits from:

  • All community colleges outside of San Antonio
  • St. Philip's College (Alamo Colleges)
  • Northeast Lakeview College (Alamo Colleges)
  • Palo Alto College (Alamo Colleges)

A word from Maryssa:

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.