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The Purchasing Office works to procure goods and services in support of the University mission by working with departments and providing training and advisement in all areas of procurement. The Purchasing Office procures in accordance with federal, state and System regulations, obtaining the best value for the University in a professional, ethical and timely manner.

The Purchasing Office oversees University purchasing, contracting (in conjunction with the Office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration), the Procurement Card Program and the HUB Program.

Purchasing Staff


Ann E. Gutierrez, CTCM, CTPM

Director of Purchasing and Support Services/ HUB Coordinator

Phone: 956-326-2346


Elizabeth Granado, CTP

Senior Buyer

Phone: 956-326-2345


Nora Gaona, CTP


Phone :956-326-2350


Laura Echandy

Procurement Card Coordinator

Phone: 956-326-2343


Cristina Calderon

Office Coordinator

Phone: 956-326-2347


Location: Killam Library Building, Room 335

Office Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8AM-5PM Office: 956-326-2351/Fax: 956-326-2349


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