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Student Staff

Orientation and Family Programs offers students a unique leadership development opportunity that empowers them with engagement, challenge and accountability. Students have the opportunity to serve as Graduate Interns, Student Coordinators, Team Leaders and Orientation Leaders.

Become a Orientation Leader

Graduate Interns

Orientation Staff

The Office of Orientation and Family Programs offers a variety of Graduate Internship opportunities for students pursuing their gradute degree.  Internships are available during the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters; each semester includes a unique experience from the other.  Please visit our Graduate Internship website for more information.

Student Coordinators

The Office of Orientation and Programs employs Student Coordinators; these students get firsthand experience with the planning, programming and implementation of Student and Family Orientations, new student camps and family programming.

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Jacorey Patterson, Catherine Alford, Kristen Handy, Taylor Waits, Kelton Wilkins (from left to right)

Team Leaders

The Office of Orientation and Programs employs Team Leaders; these students assist with the recruitment, mentoring and training of the Orientation Leaders in Training throughout the year.


Renaja Burns


Matt Garcia

Jeff Hooks

Jeff Hooks


Ashley McCowan


Kiana Witcher

Orientation Leaders

Orientation Leaders are a dedicated group of students who play an important role in facilitating the transition of new students and their families to UTSA. Our team is trained to share accurate information about academic, personal, and social resources while working collaboratively with faculty, staff and administrators. Orientation Leaders serve in a variety of activities such as New Student Orientation (Freshman and Transfer), Family Orientation and Programs, Roadrunner Camp and the Orientation Leader Association.

Orientation Leader of the Year

EJ and Myron

The Orientation Leader of the Year is an award that is presented annually to an Orientation Leader that demonstrates an outstanding commitment to the mission, goals and purpose of orientation. In addition, these outstanding leaders demonstrate an exceptional ability to lead, motivate and serve as role-models for their fellow staff members.

The 2016 Orientation Leader of the Year is Taylor Waits.

Meet our Professional Staff