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Dr. Sonia Jasso

Sonia L. Jasso, Ph.D.

Director of Academic Advising & Directions and Connections Center

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

Sonia can be reached by email at advising@uiwtx.edu or by phone 210-805-5814. Her office is located in the Student Engagement Center, room 3120.


 

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.

Kedra can be reached by email at: kegrant@uiwtx.edu or by phone at 210-805-5814. Her office is located in the Student Engagement Center, room 3120.


 

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 August 2005 and her Master’s in Education in December 2017. Dora is the Area Coordinator for the School of Media and Design and works with students majoring in Math, Engineering and Statistics.

Dora can be reached by email at: dgarzatr@uiwtx.edu or by phone 210-805-5814. Her office is located in the Student Engagement Center, room 3120.


 

Academic Advisor (Currently Vacant)

Area Coordinator for the School of Health Professions. Additionally, works with students majoring in Biochemistry, Broadcast Meteorology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Meteorology, Nutrition & Dietetics and Nutrition Science.

Please contact the University Advising Center at (210)805-5814 to speak with an advisor about your questions regarding these majors.


 

Kristen Bates

Kristen Bates, Athletics Academic Advisor

Kristen Bates serves as an Athletics Academic Advisor in the University Advising Center. Kristen received her Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications and Master of Science in Education Degree in Sports Management from Baylor University. Kristen is also a former volleyball student-athlete and played Division I at Baylor.

Kristen serves as the advisor for student-athletes participating in men's basketball, football, fencing, synchro swimming, tennis, volleyball and men's soccer. (Dr. Sonia Jasso currently serves as the advisor for student-athletes participating in swim.)

Kristen can be reached by email at: kbates@uiwtx.edu or by phone at (210) 283-6338. Her office is located in the Student Engagement Center, room 3120.


  

Stephanie Hamilton

Stephanie Hamilton, Athletics Academic Advisor

Stephanie Hamilton serves as an Athletics Academic Advisor in the University Advising Center. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies of Social and Behavioral Sciences from Eastern Washington University. She received a Master of Education in Student Development Administration and a Master of Arts in Sports Administration & Leadership from Seattle University.

Stephanie serves as the advisor for student-athletes participating in women's basketball, baseball, golf, softball, women's soccer and track. (Dr. Sonia Jasso currently serves as the advisor for student-athletes participating in swim.)

Stephanie can be reached by e-mail at: sjhamilt@uiwtx.edu or by phone at 210-283-6337. Her office is in the Student Engagement Center, room 3120. 


   Travis Walker

Travis Walker, Graduate Assistant

Travis Walker serves as the athletics Graduate Assistant in the University Advising Center. He is from Canyon Lake, Texas. Travis graduated with honors from Crown College (Minnesota) in the Spring of 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with minors in Psychology, Counseling and Coaching. He served as a baseball team captain and leader of Crown College’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee for 3 years. Currently he is pursuing a Master’s in Sports Management from UIW.

 

Travis is located in the Student Engagement Center, room 3120


  

Haley Ayres

Haley Ayres, Business Advisor

Haley Ayres serves as a Business Advisor for the H-E-B School of Business & Administration. She 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 serves as the advisor for business administration students pursuing a concentration in International Business, Management, Marketing, Management Information Systems and Sports Management. 

Haley can be reached by email at: ayres@uiwtx.edu or by phone 210-930-8014. Her office is located in the Gorman Business and Education Center, room 206.

 


 

Gloria Cortez Ramos

Gloria  Ramos-Cortes, Business Advisor

Gloria Ramos-Cortes serves as Business Advisor for the HEB School of Business & Administration.  Before coming to UIW, she was an academic advisor at Texas A&M University-San Antonio, College of Business for six years.  She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management, along with her Master of Business Administration degree from Texas A&M University-San Antonio. 

Gloria serves as the advisor for business administration students pursuing a concentration in Accounting, Economics, Finance, General Business and Golf Management.

Gloria can be reached by email at: gcramos@uiwtx.edu or by phone 210-805-5828. Her office is located in the Gorman Business and Education Center, room 204.


 

Charles Puente

Charles Puente, Advising Specialist

Charles Puente is the advising specialist for the Dreeben School of Education. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and has completed his first set of graduate hours at Our Lady of the Lake University. He has served in various roles in higher education and student success for 10 years.

Charles can be reached by email at: cepuente@uiwtx.edu or by phone 210-283-6321. His office is located in the Student Engagement Center, room 3120.


  

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 Gonzalez, Pre-Pharmacy Counselor/Advisor

Candace joined the Feik School of Pharmacy as the Pre-Pharmacy Counselor/Advisor in 2011. She holds a BA degree in English-Communications, Cum Laude, from Gwynedd-Mercy College, in Gwynedd-Valley, PA and a MA in Communication Arts 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. Gonzalez may be contacted via email at cmgonza4@uiwtx.edu or by phone at 210-829-2703. Her main campus office location is in the AT&T Building, room 120, and she can be reached at the Feik School of Pharmacy every Tuesday by phone at 210-883-1000. 


 

David Kincaid

Dave Kincaid, Director of Academic Success 

Dave Kincaid serves as the Director of Academic Success for the Rosenberg School of Optometry. In this role, he is responsible for advising undergraduate Vision Science majors as well as working with the professional optometry students.  Dave graduated with a BA in English from Baylor University and a MS in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education from Texas A&M University.  He has worked in several capacities in higher education for over 20 years, including 13 years of academic advising.

Dave’s main office is located at the Rosenberg School of Optometry, but he will be in the University Advising Center (Student Engagement Center Room 3120) once a week to see students on the main campus. When on the main campus, he can be reach by phone at 210-805-5814 or by e-mail at dkincaid@uiwtx.edu.


 

Karina Johnson

Karina Johnson, Biology Advisor

Karina Johnson serves as the Biology Advisor. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from Florida International University in Miami, Florida. Karina has extensive advising experience as well as student affairs in higher education.

Karina can be reached by email at: kkjohns1@uiwtx.edu or by phone 210-829-3863. Her office is located in the Student Engagement Center, room 3120.


  

Megan York

Megan York, Social Science Advisor

Megan York is an alumna of the University of the Incarnate Word, earning a Master of Education degree in Student Services in Higher Education. She is also a former student-athlete and alumna of Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas where she received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing. Megan also completed two years of athletics competition and her Associate in Science degree at Des Moines Area Community College in Boone, Iowa.

Megan serves as the Professional Social Science Advisor for the College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences. She specifically works with students pursuing majors in Criminal Justice, Government, International Affairs, Psychology and Sociology.

Megan can be reached by email at: homan@uiwtx.edu or by phone at (210) 841-7238. Her office is located in the Administration Building, room 163.


 

Janie Rios

Janie Rios, Administrative Assistant

Janie Rios serves as the administrative assistant for the University Advising Center.

Janie can be reached by email at: jarios1@uiwtx.edu or by phone 210-805-5814. Her office is located in the Student Engagement Center, room 3120.