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Mission Statement

The mission of the Registrar's Office is to:

  • Support the academic mission of the university by providing efficient, effective and expedient services while striving to ensure the accuracy, integrity, consistency, objectivity, security and longevity of academic records.
  • Provide excellence in service within the constraints of federal law and university policy while striving to maintain fairness to all.
  • Effectively communicate procedures and responsibilities for the successful use of our services which include: registration, transcripts, enrollment & degree verification, diplomas, classroom scheduling, maintenance of course data and exam schedule, student data stewardship and reporting.

Missy Chapa

University Registrar
Phone: 361.825.2850


Job duties: General administration, FERPA Compliance Officer,  aacademic data (student and course data), graduation and commencement activities, Banner, and customer service.

Christie Roberts

Associate University Registrar
Phone: 361.825.2276


Job duties: Ad Astra scheduling, NCAA, National Student Clearinghouse, system projects, enrollment and degree verifications, appeals, manage and monitor all course creation activities, grades, and customer service. Oversees Degree Works scribe staff.

Dana Pence

Assistant University Registrar
Phone: 361.825.2515


Job duties: Graduation and Commencement activities, course inventory, transcripts, change catalog year requests in Banner, degree audits of undergraduate student, and customer service.

Cassandra Valadez

Administrative Associate III
Phone: 361.825.2850


Job duties: Registrar Calendar, administrative support, travel, business support, appeals, changes of biographical data sheets, and customer service

Adrianna Zuniga 

Records Specialist I
Phone: 361.825.2051


Job duties: Ad Astra scheduler, call center, National Clearinghouse for verification of enrollments, auditing and awarding of degrees, customer service.

Stephanie Diores

Records Specialist I
Phone: 361.825.2516


Job duties: Process applications of graduation, Tuition Rebates, B-on-Time loan requests, Pass-no Pass requests, and change catalog year requests in Banner, degree audits of undergraduate student, and customer service.

Samantha Prater

Records Specialist II
Phone: 361.825.2489


Job duties: Create, implement, research, and maintain e-marketing initiatives to better communicate with customer base, via email marketing, social media, virtual environments, etc. Oversees Registrar’s department email account and customer service.

Samantha Barrera

Records Specialist I
Phone: 361.825.3271


Job duties: Data clerk, duplicate diplomas, verification of enrollments, call center,  transcript backup, customer service, and appeals processor.

Rebecca Valdez

Transcript Specialist 
Phone: 361.825.2626


Job duties: Scanning, imaging and indexing document, assist with grading process and end of term processes, perform graduation audits for graduate students, center kiosk, customer service, print transcripts and diplomas.

Alisa Jones 

Records Specialist I
Phone: 361.825.3499


Job duties: Service Center kiosk, processes student registration adds, drops, and withdrawals, change of grade, change of major, process applications of graduation, and customer service.

Mary Sanchez

Degree Audit Coordinator
Phone: 361.825.2574


Job duties: Oversees Degree Works scribing and graduation clearance

Kumar Kurapati

Degree Audit Specialist
Phone: 361.825. 2501


Job duties: Degree Works scribing and graduation clearance