TLU's Admissions team is dedicated to helping you through the admissions and financial aid processes. Our representatives serve specific geographical areas so they can give you the personal support and guidance you deserve.
Alecia McCain '08
Executive Director for Admissions
Alecia is a TLU alumna who has worked in Admissions for more than 10 years. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from TLU and a master of education degree from Texas State University.
She is passionate about education, is certified to teach in Texas and loves guiding students through the college enrollment process. On the weekends you can find Alecia spending time with her family and cheering on the Houston Astros.
Alecia works with out-of-state high school students.
Transfer, Graduate, & Veteran Admissions
Elliott received a bachelor’s degree in business management before earning his master’s degree in college counseling and student development.
Prior to TLU, he worked in student life as a transfer coordinator, planning transfer orientation and social events for transfer students. He also worked as a snorkel guide on the island of Maui and prefers to be in water rather than on land.
Elliott works with domestic transfer and graduate students as well as students enrolling in the spring semester.
Director for Admissions
Mandy holds a bachelor’s degree in applied sociology with minors in social work and mass communication and a master of education degree. Mandy worked in TLU’s financial aid office for three years before joining TLU’s admissions team in 2018.
When she’s not assisting students through the admission process, Mandy enjoys spending time with family and friends, trying new restaurants, going to the river, and playing with her beloved dog, Sophie.
Mandy works with high school students in Guadalupe County, which includes Navarro, Seguin, Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City, and Marion High Schools. She also plans all of our campus visit programs.
Associate Director for Admissions
Joy holds a bachelor’s degree in business and a master’s degree in adult education. She has experience in both academic affairs and admissions.
Prior to joining TLU, she worked at Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio, and Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, West Virginia. Joy appreciates time spent outdoors, and in her spare time you can often find her kayaking on the Guadalupe River or golfing.
Joy works with high school students from North Texas, the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, the Austin/Central Texas area as well as Comal and New Braunfels ISDs.
Assistant Director For Admissions
Originally from Austin, Leah holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations and a minor in French from Austin College in Sherman, Texas.
After working in admissions in north Texas for four years, Leah is excited to have made her way home to the Hill Country. The mom of one fur-baby, Leah can be found paddling her kayak on the Guadalupe River or Lake Austin with her pup, Bobo.
Leah works with high school students in the Panhandle region, as well as El Paso, South Texas, and the Rio Grande Valley. She also works with international students.
Assistant Director for Admissions
Nursing and Pre-Professional Health Programs
Tiffany, a Seguin native, earned her bachelor’s degree in business management with a minor in women's studies from St. Edward’s University and a master of education degree from the University of Texas at El Paso.
She has experience in enrollment services, academic advising, and student affairs. Tiffany enjoys traveling, teaching dance, and spending time with her four children.
Tiffany works with students interested in studying nursing, and any of our pre-professional health programs.
Kelsey Cruz '18
Kelsey is a proud alumna who earned her bachelor's degree in political science. During her time at TLU, she served as an admissions ambassador and student worker in the Admissions office and was a member of the cross country and track teams.
Kelsey enjoys spending time with friends, working out with Camp Gladiator and playing with her dog, Maggie, and her rabbit, Peanut.
Kelsey works with high school students in the San Antonio area, including Wilson County.
Brian Wallace '06
Brian holds a bachelor’s degree from TLU and a master’s degree from Texas State University.
He has worked in multiple fields including coaching, recruiting, sales, and marketing prior to joining the TLU Admissions. Brian enjoys most outdoor activities and loves to watch sports.
Brian works with high school students in Houston and the surrounding area, East Texas, and the Gulf Coast. He is also the Admissions liaison for athletics.
Meet The Admissions Ambassadors
Admissions Ambassadors assist the Office of Admissions with campus tours and visit programs for prospective students and their families. Our Admissions Ambassadors represent a variety of academic programs, social clubs, and organizations across campus. They love to talk to visitors, answer questions about TLU, and share their unique experiences.