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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


Student Forms and Resources

Director and Staff

Melissa D. Ethington, PhD, RN
Assistant Dean, Admissions & Student Affairs (Email)

Alyssa Mata, BS
Senior Administrative Coordinator, Admissions (Email)

Cearston R. Batiste, MBA
Senior Administrative Coordinator, Student Services (Email)

Christine M. Landrum Smith
Administrative Coordinator, Admissions (Email)

Keuchie M. Reed, BS
Assistant Director of Admissions & Student Services (Email)

Krystal Alphonse
Administrative Coordinator, Admissions (Email)

Lucia Y. Rodriguez
Administrative Coordinator, Admissions (Email)

Paris Taylor, BS
Administrative Coordinator, Student Services (Email)

Ramon Chapa, BS
Administrative Coordinator – Admissions - NCAS (Email)

Tamika R. Tyler-Smith, BS
Administrative Manager (Email)

Daisy Villa
Senior Support Assistant (Email)

Contact Us

Student Affairs Office
Cizik School of Nursing
6901 Bertner Ave.
Houston, Texas 77030
[email protected] 

Immunizations & Certifications

UTHealth Office of the Registrar
UCT 2250
PO Box 20036
Houston, TX 77225-0036
[email protected]

Financial & other UTHealth Houston student services