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Sonia Jasso

 

Sonia L. Jasso, Director of Academic Advising & Directions and Connections Center

Sonia Jasso oversees the Directions & Connections Center and the University Advising Center. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Texas Tech University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from The University of Texas at San Antonio.

Sonia can be reached by email at: sjasso@uiwtx.edu or by phone 210-805-5814. Her office is located in the Administration Building, room 105.

 


 

Kedra Grant-Brinkley

 

Kedra Grant-Brinkley, Assistant Director/Area Coordinator

Kedra Grant-Brinkley, Assistant Director, is a first-generation college student and is an alumna of UIW, completing her Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing in December 2008 and her Masters of Art in Adult Education in December 2014. Kedra is the Area Coordinator for the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences and the Dreeben School of Education.

Kedra can be reached by email at: kegrant@uiwtx.edu or by phone at 210-805-5814. Her office is located in the Administration Building, room 105.

 


 

Dora Garner

 

Dora Garner, Academic Counselor/Area Coordinator

Dora Garner, Academic Counselor, is an alumna of UIW, completing her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology of Organizations and Development in 2005. Dora is the Area Coordinator for the School of Media and Design and the School of Math, Science and Engineering.

Dora can be reached by email at: dgarzatr@uiwtx.edu or by phone 210-805-5814. Her office is located in the Administration Building, room 105.

 


 

Ashleigh Smith

 

Ashleigh Smith, Athletics Academic Advisor

Ashleigh Smith, Athletics Academic Advisor, is a former student-athlete and alumna of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff where she received her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. She received her Master of Education degree in Higher Education from Iowa State University. Ashleigh serves as the advisor for those student-athletes participating in football, women’s soccer, tennis, cross country, track and field, and men’s basketball.

Ashleigh can be reached by email at: ansmith2@uiwtx.edu or by phone 210-283-6337. Her office is located in the Administration Building, room 111.

 


 

Haley Ayres

 

Haley Ayres, Athletics Academic Advisor

Haley Ayres serves as an Athletic Academic Advisor in the Student Success Department. Haley 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 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Haley is the advisor for student athletes participating in baseball, swimming & diving, golf, women’s basketball, softball, volleyball, and men’s soccer.

Haley can be reached by email at: ayres@uiwtx.edu or by phone 210-283-6338. Her office is located in the Administration Building, room 113.

 


 

Diana Dimas

 

Diana Dimas,  Advising Specialist

Diana Dimas is the Advising Specialist with the Directions and Connections Center. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Development as well as a Master of Arts in Administration in Organizational Development from the University of Incarnate Word.

Diana may be reached by email at: dimasd@uiwtx.edu or by phone 210-283-6321. Her office is located in the Administration Building, Room 120.

 


 

Dr. Lisa Valenzuela

 

Dr. Lisa Valenzuela,  Advising Specialist

Dr. Lisa Valenzuela is an academic advisor for the Directions and Connections Center at UIW. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Her graduate work includes a Master of Arts in Literature, as well as a PhD in Literature, from the University of Essex in Colchester, UK. She currently serves as the Nursing Advisor in the School of Nursing and Health Professions.

Lisa may be reached by email at: lshaver@uiwtx.edu or by phone 210-283-6322. Her office is located in the Nursing Building, Rm. 112.

 


 

Candace Graham

 

Candace Graham, Pre-Pharmacy Counselor/Advisor

Candace joined the Feik School of Pharmacy as the Pre-Pharmacy Counselor/Advisor in 2012. She holds a BA degree in English-Communications from Gwynedd-Mercy College, Cum Laude, and is due to earn her MA degree in Communication Arts in December, 2015 from the University of the Incarnate Word. She brings several years of experience in college advising and recruiting from community college, public and private university settings. She also taught high school speech-communications. Her heart lies in serving others and contributing to students’ success in education.

Mrs. Graham can be contacted via email at cmgonza4@uiwtx.edu or by phone at 210-829-2703. Her main campus office location is in the Administration Building, room 115, and she can be reached at the Feik School of Pharmacy every Tuesday by phone at 210-883-1000.

 


 

Mara L Young

 

Mara L Young, Biology Advisor

Mara Young is the Biology Advisor, and an alumna of the University of the Incarnate Word. Earning her undergraduate degrees in both Cultural Studies and Religion, as well as a Master’s degree in Religious Studies from UIW’s Pastoral Institute.

Mara can be reached by email at: myoung@uiwtx.edu or by phone at 210-829-3863. Her office is located in the AT&T Science Building, Office 120.

 


 

Janie Rios

 

Janie Rios, Administrative Secretary

Janie Rios is the newest addition to the University Advising Center, serving as the administrative secretary.

Janie can be reached by email at: jarios1@uiwtx.edu or by phone 210-805-5814. Her office is located in the Administration Building, room 105.