Undergraduate Admissions Committee

Purpose or Function: The Undergraduate Admissions Committee reviews the applications of undergraduate applicants who do not meet the university’s regular admission criteria but who qualify for consideration under the Alternative Admission process. Based on the review, the committee makes recommendations on the application decision In addition, the committee reviews undergraduate admissions guidelines and makes recommendations at the institutional or system level, as appropriate.

Membership:  The committee includes: The Director of Admissions Processing (Chair), the Vice President for Enrollment Management, and the Associate Vice President for Student Success, the Director of Undergraduate Admissions, the Director of Graduate Admissions, and the Director of Transfer/International Outreach as standing, ex-officio members. The chair will have voting rights, but the other ex-officio members will not vote. Appointed members of the committee include: one (1) representative from each of the following areas: faculty from each academic college/school appointed by the dean/director, Academic Advising and Coaching, and Athletic Academic Services. All appointed faculty and staff representatives serve two-year renewable terms.

Chair: Director of Admissions Processing

Responsible University Official: Vice President for Enrollment Management

Undergraduate Admissions Committee Members
Name Unit Represented Term End

Velma Garza

Director of Admissions Processing (chair, ex-officio)


Christina Murphey

College of Nursing & Health Sciences

May 31, 2024

Kathleen Lynch-Davis

College of Education and Human Development

May 31, 2024

Andrew Johnson

College of Business

May 31, 2024

Isaac Hinojosa

College of Liberal Arts

May 31, 2024

Barbara Szczerbinska

College of Science

May 31, 2024

LD Chen

College of Engineering and Computer Science

May 31, 2024

Rosa Lazaro

School of Arts, Media, & Communication

May 31, 2025

Deshawna McCray

Academic Advising and Coaching

May 31, 2024

Jennifer Baker

Athletic Academic Services

May 31, 2024

Jerel Benton

Associate Vice President for Student Success (ex-officio)


Andy Benoit

Vice President for Enrollment Management (ex-officio)


Rene Zamora

Director of Undergraduate Admissions (ex-officio)


Maggie Cano

Director of Graduate Admissions (ex-officio) N/A


Director of Transfer/International Outreach N/A

Last Updated: 02/26/2024