Our admissions counselors are here to answer any questions you have about admissions, financial aid, enrollment, degree programs, life at UIW, and more. Scroll down to find your personal admissions counselor based on your high school.
Dean of Enrollment
Heather was born and raised in the San Antonio area. She attended Judson HS before completing her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at UIW. After several years as the Director of Undergraduate Admissions at UIW, and a stint with the College Board in Austin, Heather returned to UIW as the Dean of Enrollment in May 2017.
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Jessica was born and raised in Houston, Texas, and is a product of Catholic school education from kindergarten through high school. In 2003, she moved to San Antonio and began her career working with both high school and college students in education. In December 2015, she graduated from the University of the Incarnate Word with a Master’s Degree in Organizational Development.
For me, at UIW, the WORD is Connectivity! There are so many opportunities for students to connect with other people on the UIW campus. In the process, you will develop your own connection to the school which will help you as you work toward your academic goals. I tell students all the time: get to know your professors and administrators, get involved, build those lasting relationships. College will be what you make of it; you’ll get out of it what you put in to it – so put your best foot forward! And if you’re not sure where to start, come see me, and I’ll be glad to help you!
Academy of Creative Education
Alamo Heights High School
Antonian College Preparatory High School
BASIS Shavano Park
Buckner Fanning School
Castle Hills High School
Central Catholic High School
Christian Academy of San Antonio
Christian Heritage High School
Churchill High School
George Gervin Academy
Holy Cross High School
International School of America
Incarnate Word High School
Lady Bird Johnson High School
Lee High School
MacArthur High School
Madison High School
Panhandle area high schools
Providence High School
Reagan High School
River City Believers Academy
River City Christian High School
Roosevelt High School
San Antonio Christian High School
School of Science and Technology
Southwest Preparatory High School
St Anthony Catholic High School
St. Gerard's Catholic High School
St. Mary's Hall
West Texas area high schools
Trinity Christian Academy
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.
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.
Johnny recruits all students interested in a graduate program at the University of the Incarnate Word. View a list of available graduate programs at uiw.edu/academics.
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 is now pursuing a Master's degree in Higher Education.
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.
Brandeis High School
Brennan High School
Business Careers High School
Clark High School
Communication Arts High School
Cornerstone High School
El Paso area high schools
Harmony Science Academy
Health Careers High School
Holmes High School
John Jay High School
Laredo area high schools
Marshall High School
O'Connor High School
Rainbow Hills Baptist (now Legacy Christian Academy)
Rio Grande Valley area high schools
Sendero Christian High School
Stevens High School
Sunnybrook Christian High School
Taft High School
Texas Military Institute
Warren High School
Freshman Admissions Counselor
TJ was born and raised in Boardman, Ohio. In 2008 he moved to Lufkin, Texas where he graduated from Lufkin High School. He graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2018 with his Bachelors of Business Administration in Management with Business and University Honors.
For me, at UIW, the WORD is Opportunity! Every student who comes to UIW has the opportunity to change the world. Whether it’s studying abroad, working on campus, or getting an internship from the Career Services Office, every student has the opportunity to do something unique and special.
Bandera High School
Beaumont area high schools
Boerne High School
Boerne Champion High School
Bracken Christian High School
Canyon High School
Canyon Lake High School
Comfort High School
Geneva School (Boerne)
Gulf Coast area high schools
East Texas area high schools
Houston area high schools
Ingram Tom Moore High School
John Paul II Catholic High School
Marion High School
Navarro High School
New Braunfels High School
New Braunfels Christian Academy
North of San Antonio area high schools
San Marcos High School
San Marcos Baptist Academy
Seguin High School
Smithson Valley High School
Tivy High School
Freshman Admissions Counselor
Joey was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas where he graduated from Central Catholic High School. He graduated from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice in 2018.
For me, at UIW, the WORD is Community! From day one, UIW students enter into a tight-knit community that is designed to help them excel both during their time here, as well as beyond. From my first day here, faculty and staff who have been here for a decade treated me as if I was here for as long as they have, and the stories they have told of their students show that everyone really cares.
Alameda (Henry Ford) Academy
Austin area high schools
Brackenridge High School
Brooks Academy of Sci/Engineering
Burbank High School
Central Texas area high schools
Cole (Ft Sam) High School
Corpus Christi area high schools
Del Rio area high schools
Devine High School
Eagle Pass area high schools
Edison High School
Fox Tech High School
Gateway Christian High School
Harlandale High School
Healy Murphy High School
Highlands High School
Jefferson High School
Jubilee Academic Center
Kennedy High School
KIPP University Prep High School
Lanier High School
Lutheran High School
McCollum High School
Medina Valley High School
Memorial High School
Milton B Lee Academy of Science & Engineering
Natalia High School
Rick Hawkins Charter (School of Excellence) High School
Sam Houston High School
San Antonio School for Inquiry
San Antonio ISD
Somerset High School
South San Antonio High School
Southside High School
Southwest High School
St. Phillips Early College High School
Stacey High School
Travis Early College High School
Waco area high schools
Young Women’s Leadership Academy
Transfer Advisor (A-K)
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.
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.
Transfer Advisor (L-Z)
Victoria was born and raised in Carrizo Springs, Texas. She graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a Public Relations concentration.
For me, at UIW, the WORD is Success! Students can study abroad, join student organizations and give back through community service. Students, now is the time to make your mark and challenge yourself to be the best you!
UIW Student Ambassadors assist the Office of Admissions in recruitment, retention, and orientation of new students. They foster a sense of community among students and visitors and act as official representatives of UIW. As Ambassadors, students gain valuable leadership skills, develop pride in the university, and meet new people.
Think you have what it takes to be a student ambassador? Do you like to have fun and meet new people? Do you want to be involved on campus?
Email our member's chair, Whitney Bell, for more information and an application. You can reach Whitney at email@example.com.
Do you have a question for our student ambassadors? Ask our ambassadors about their
experiences as students and leaders at UIW.
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The Coordinator is responsible for the overall supervision, operation, and direction of the Student Ambassadors and serves as the official liaison for the organization with university administrators.
Hometown: Alpine, TX.
Major: Kinesiology with a minor in Special Education.
Advice for incoming students: "Be confident, get out of your comfort zone, and try new things!"
Random Fact: "I play Sudoku about 5 times a day."
Co-Coordinator and Membership Chair
The Co-Coordinator assists the Coordinator in monitoring and implementing duties and responsibility of Student Ambassador officers.
The Membership Chair organizes the recruitment and retention activities of the organization, schedules interviews with potential members, and monitors participation of members.
Hometown: Austin, Texas.
Major: Psychology with a minor in Sociology.
Advice for incoming students: "Get involved and make UIW your home!"
Random Fact: "I am part Cuban."
The Membership Co-Chair assists the Membership Chair with all scheduling for the organization and monitoring member participation.
Hometown: Robstown, TX.
Advice for incoming students: "Utilize your professor's office hours and establish a good student-teacher relationship!"
Random Fact: "My favorite book from the Harry Potter series is The Order of the Phoenix. :)"
The Fundraising Chair plans and implements organizational fundraising ventures as well as securing community or university sponsorship as required by the organization.
Hometown: Pearsall, Texas.
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies with Minors in Reading and Special Education.
Advice for incoming students: "Investing in a planner and taking the time to plan and schedule your time is extremely beneficial to not only your state of mind, but your grades as well!"
Random fact about me: "I love everything Disney, and I have a small collection of vintage items."
The Events Chair is responsible for working with the Campus Visit Coordinator to plan all Student Ambassador functions including Overnighter, Preview Day, Campus Visit Day, and Campus Tours.
Hometown: Laredo, TX.
Major: Psychology with a Minor in Philosophy
Advice for incoming students: "Make sure you remembered for the right reasons. Get good grades, join as many organizations as you can, and never lose sight of your goals!"
Random Fact: "I like giraffes!"
Public Relations Chair
The Public Relations Chair organizes public relations, advertising, and marketing for the organization. The PR Chair also monitors and contributes to social media accounts for the organization, keeps records of events and socials throughout the semester, and compiles a "Scrapbook" and a history of the UIW Student Ambassador Organization as well.
Hometown: Mission, TX.
Advice for incoming students: "Don't wait until 2:45 a.m. to do things."
Random Fact: "It's 2:45 a.m."