SPS Admissions Counselors

The UIW School of Professional Studies Admissions team is here to help you achieve your educational goals. Our admissions counselors can assist you with starting your application for a bachelor's or master's degree, transferring your college credits and any questions you have about SPS programs. Please feel free to reach out via email, text or schedule a virtual appointment.

Meet the Team

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Teresa Villegas

Director of Enrollment Management and Outreach
Phone: (210) 832-2101
Email: tevilleg@uiwtx.edu

Teresa was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She is currently completing her Master of Business Administration in Human Resource Management degree at UIW. She earned a Master of Human Resource Management from Argosy University and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from UIW. Her background is in education and finance. She has eight years of experience working in education and two years working abroad at an international school in Shenzhen, China. She worked as a licensed personal banker prior to entering the field of education. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and giving back to the senior community. Her son Ryan is her greatest blessing in life. She hopes to teach at the university level, and is planning to start a Doctor of Business Administration after completing her MBA.

For me, at UIW, the WORD is Discover. As students we seek to discover who we are and who we want to be. What an education can provide us and what we provide others with our education. How we will respond to challenges and how challenges can define us. Why faith, truth and service are core values and how they impact us as individuals and the communities around us. As an adult leaner, it is refreshing to see that we are not alone in our academic endeavors. We discover that there are many resources available and people to guide us along the way. Let us answer your questions and help you get started on your next academic journey. Our UIW family awaits you!

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Alfred Van Raub Jr.

Military Admissions Counselor
Phone: (210) 283-6365
Email: vanraub@uiwtx.edu

Alfred was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, and retired from the U.S. Navy after 22 years of honorable service in the field of Military Intelligence. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, playing chess, home improvement projects and spending time with his family. He attended the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) School of Professional Studies (SPS) and completed his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree in August 2016 and graduated with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with a specialization in Human Resource Management in December 2017.

For me, at UIW, the WORD is Goals! Set your goals for your desired results - new study habits, networking, balancing work or volunteering this year. Envision yourself in the future then plan and commit yourself to Achieve! Your goals will represent the commitments you take to achieve more in different areas of life. I am always updating my goals to keep them relevant to the direction I want my life and career to take. Having supportive UIW staff and faculty, we are here to help you achieve your goals, so if you have a question or need help, do not hesitate to ask!

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Rebekah Cloud

Admissions Counselor
Phone: (210) 283-6864
Email: rcloud@uiwtx.edu

Rebekah was born and raised in Texas. In May 2017, she earned her Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in Fashion Merchandising, with a double minor in Business Administration and Marketing. She has started working toward her Master of Science in Accounting at UIW. She is a member of the Delta Xi Nu Multicultural Sorority Inc., where she was able to continue pursuing her lifelong passion for community service during her time as a student at UIW.

For me, at UIW, the WORD is Community. Every step of the way, UIW has helped me to foster my sense of community. As a member of the UIW family, becoming a Cardinal is finding a lifelong home, where I was able to find support at every turn. I am very grateful for the friendships and connections that I have made while here at UIW and I want to ensure that every student knows that feeling of community and support.

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Amber Aguilar

Admissions Counselor
Phone: (210) 829-2771
Email: amaguil4@uiwtx.edu

Amber was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She attended the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) and earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing degree in May 2020. She has two years of experience working in higher education and administration at TRiO Student Support Services as Lead Office Assistant while in her undergraduate studies. Her background is in education and administration. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, as well as serving her church community.
For me, at UIW, the WORD is Home. At UIW, you will truly feel like this is your second home. As an alumna that is back in the Nest, I can attest that when you’re here, it feels like you belong and are always welcome. The connections and memories you make at UIW last a lifetime and shape you as an individual and a member of the greater community. Our UIW family makes everyone feel welcome and that they are meant to be here. I encourage you to enjoy every moment at UIW because it goes by fast, and know when you’re here, you are family, and we welcome you home!

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Elizabeth Lujan

Admissions Counselor
Phone: (210) 832-2165
Email: eglujan@uiwt.edu

Elizabeth was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, and retired from Texas Public School Education after 26 years of teaching bilingual students in grades K-6th.  She was campus, district teacher of the year, and Trinity University Prize recipient. During the last years, she held other educational leadership positions, such as a Math and Language Support Specialist, district Academic Instructional Coach, and she wrote the district curriculum. She earned a Master of Arts in Bilingual Bicultural Studies from The University of Texas in San Antonio and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW).  In her spare time, she plays guitar, enjoys painting, writing poetry, and has published 4 bilingual books.  Two of which are children’s bilingual poetry books. She is a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma International Society, Texas State Organization, Beta Tau Chapter, and a professional honorary Society of women educators.

For me, at UIW, the WORD is Faith. At UIW, it is through faith that students will discover that they can achieve if they believe. My journey wasn’t easy, my parents did not possess a formal education, but through faith, I could attend and graduate from UIW. This university paved my journey by instilling in my faith along with GRIT.  I learned to Give it my all, Redo, if necessary, ignore giving up, and Take the time to do it right!  The UIW cardinals will always have faith in every cardinal while providing the resources needed to achieve. There is no elevator to success, and you must take the steps!

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