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Residence Life Team

Residents living on campus are supported by the Director of Residence Life and Housing Operations, the Assistant Director of Residence Life, the Residence Life Coordinator of Housing Operations, the Residence Life Coordinator, the Assistant Residence Life Coordinator, 3 Graduate Assistants, one Student Assistant, 53 Resident Assistants, and various work-study workers. The University is accompanied by a High School Boarding Program that houses students from both St. Anthony's Catholic High School and Incarnate Word High School. In addition, both custodial and maintenance staff play an important role in providing an exceptional living environment.

Residence Life and Housing Operations

Diana Sanchez

Diana Sanchez

Director of Residence Life and Housing Operations

Diane Sanchez is responsible for 1200+ on-campus students and making sure that their experience is the best while staying on campus. From sitting on safety meetings, to collaborating with other departments on campus, Diane looks for new ways to deliver a positive and memorable residential experience.

Email:  castaned@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 829-3819
Fax: 
(210) 283-5023

Her office is located in the Student Engagement Center (SEC 3160)

Housing Operations

Manuel Esquivel

Manuel Esquivel

Coordinator of Housing Operations

Manuel’s responsibility is to be the manager of all things housing and numbers. Beyond that, Manuel is responsible for applications, meal plans, assignments, room changes, and housing billing. Always be on the lookout for e-mails with important housing updates, deadlines, and procedures. Consider him your “go-to” person for questions about your bills, meal plans, or the possibility of living at UIW.

Email:  meesquiv@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 805-5865
Fax: 
(210) 283-5023

His office is located in the Student Engagement Center (SEC 3158)

Gianna Velasquez

Gianna Velasquez

Graduate Area Coordinator-Housing Operations

Gianna oversees the overall maintenance and aesthetics of our 10 residential facilities. In addition, she is responsible for final walk-throughs once residents have checked out of their room. Gianna supports the Housing Operations side of our department. Often she is one of the first points of contact if you visit our office with a housing question!

Email: gvelasqu@student.uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 283-5024
Fax: (210) 283-5023

Her office is located in the Student Engagement Center (SEC 3170)

Residence Life

J.R. Chiodo-Benmuvhar

J.R. Chiodo-Benmuvhar

Assistant Director of Residence Life 

J.R. Chiodo-Benmuvhar’s primary responsibility is the residential and academic experience. Overseeing two Graduate Area Coordinators, a student assistant, and 45 Resident Assistants, J.R. is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the department that include maintenance, concerns, and conduct. Consider him your “go-to” person for your housing and residential needs.

Email:  chiodobe@uiwtx.edu 
Phone: (210) 805-2357 
Fax: (210) 283-5023

His office is located in the Student Engagement Center (SEC 3159)

Dae Houston-Leyva

Dae Houston-Leyva

Graduate Area Coordinator-Residential Experience

Dae is responsible for the overall experience of our 1200+ residents. She is ready to assist with roommate conflicts, new ideas or initiatives, general questions, comments, or concerns. Dae is able to connect with a variety of different departments and resources to help enhance your residential experience.

Email:  dleyva@student.uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 805-2355
Fax: (210) 283-5023

Her office is located in the Joeris 1st Floor 108 (JO 109)

Jackie Ortiz

Jackie Ortiz

Graduate Area Coordinator-Residential Education

Jackie is responsible for the academic success of our residents, specifically those students participating in the HOPE LLC and Honors LLC.  Jackie reviews programming proposals, hosts departmental programming, and is a point-of-contact for bringing academic initiatives into the halls such as tutoring, advising, etc.  

Email:  jnortiz2@student.uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 805-2356
Fax: (210) 283-5023

Her office is located in the Joeris 1st Floor 108 (JO 110)

Important Departments and Offices

Related Departments Contact Info

Name

Function

Office

Email

Phone

Campus Engagement 

Student activities, clubs/organizations, Greek Life 

SEC 3150 

campusengagement@uiwtx.edu 

(210) 829-6034

Student Advocacy and Accountability

Conduct violations, CARE team, alcohol and drug general education trainings 

SEC 3150 

studentconduct@uiwtx.edu 

(210) 829-6034

Office of Financial Assistance 

Inquiries relating to financial aid, student residential status, scholarships and loans, etc. 

Chapel Building 

finaid@uiwtx.edu  

(210) 829-6008

Academic Advising 

Schedule, add/drop classes, general advising 

 

advising@uiwtx.edu 

(210) 805-5814

Business Office 

Student billing, payment plans, housing deposit 

AD 190 

busad@uiwtx.edu 

(210) 829-6043

University Police 

Student safety, after hour escorts, reporting 

Clement Hall Lobby 

pdadmin@uiwtx.edu 

(210) 829-6030

Counseling Services 

Individual/group counseling, anxiety, depression, etc. 

AD 438 

 

(210) 832-5656

Health Services 

Immunizations, treatment of illnesses, education, psychiatric appointments 

Between AG and Nursing Building 

healthsvcs@uiwtx.edu 

(210) 829-6017 

Veterans Affairs 

Benefits information, resources, etc. 

SEC 3021 

veterans@uiwtx.edu 

(210) 832-5651