Student Affairs Office

The mission of the Student Affairs Office is to assist students in successfully attaining their academic goals as a nursing student by providing timely and accurate information, quality service, and personal guidance. The Student Affairs Office serves as the central "hub" for the services that will assist students from the time they apply through graduation. The services and support systems offered include:

  • Recruiting activities for all programs
  • Processing of applicant documents
  • Conducting orientation for all new students
  • Providing financial and scholarship information
  • Planning commencement activities
  • Processing academic affairs and progression issues
  • Providing academic advisors
  • Providing degree plans
  • Clearing and certifying all students for graduation


The University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston offers financial assistance to students by providing resources, information, and scholarship form(s). Students must apply for admission and be accepted before they can apply for these internal School Of Nursing scholarships.

Scholarship Frequently Asked Questions

Director and Staff

Laurie G Rutherford, MBA

Executive Director, Student Affairs (Email)

Diana J Pressley, MEd

Director, Student Affairs and Admissions (Email)

Kristi J Rodriguez, M.Ed

Director, Recruitment and Alumni Affairs (Email)

Gregoria (Gina) E Chavarria

Senior Staff Assistant (Email)

Sharron D Haimour

Coordinator III, Educational Programs (Email)

Brandy M Mcknight

Administrative Coordinator, Admissions and Recruitment (Email)

JoAnn Mendoza

Administrative Coordinator, Admissions and Recruitment (Email)

Tiffany R Newby

Senior Administrative Coordinator, Student Services (Email)

Kimberly L Sarden

Administrative Services Officer I (Email)

Tamika R Tyler

Administrative Coordinator, Admissions and Recruitment (Email)

Tarsha S Young

Senior Administrative Coordinator, Admissions and Recruitment (Email)