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Housing & Residence Life

Administrative Staff

Director

Mirasol Tabarez

Campus Office: Residential Learning Community

Director since April 2015, Ms. Tabarez is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the department's operations.  Prior to becoming director Ms. Tabarez served for seven years as our assistant director responsible for residence life.  As director Ms. Tabarez provides leadership and direction for a consolidated campus housing operation comprised of 686 beds.  Responsible for the total operation of the student housing program Ms. Tabarez has successfully implemented a number of new initiatives leading to increased occupancy, increased revenues and reduced expenses for the housing program.  Ms. Tabarez is primarily responsible for university relations and has conducted outreach activities and established collaborative events with other campus offices/divisions to develop the credibility and legitimacy of the housing program. 

Ms. Tabarez first joined the Office of Housing & Residence Life as our staff bookkeeper and excelled in this position, restoring confidence amoung our residents that their accounts were being managed well.  This success led to her promotion to assistant director in March 2008, and the challenge to revitalize the program.  Mirasol ultimately has built a residence life program that is established in sound student development theory, fun, and respected on campus.  Ms. Tabarez is also our chief customer service agent and oversees our customer service efforts and relationships with many University offices that help the department deliver unparralled service to residents.

Originally from San Francisco, CA, Ms. Tabarez lived for 10 years in Mexico and brings a great international background to our department. She is a supporter of international education and has encouraged the efforts many student staff members to pursue a study abroad experience.  Ms. Tabarez is married and has three children and two grandchildren.

 

Assistant Director for Residence Life

Wendy L. Chacon

Campus Office: Residential Learning Community

Wendy originally joined the housing team in 2009 as an office assistant working our front desks so our residents would see a friendly and familiar face.  As she built amazing relationships at the desk, Wendy was tapped to become a resident assistant and a key player in the overall development of our residence life functions.

In her current role, Ms. Chacon oversees our residence life functions.  Wendy hears all student conduct cases and works closely with the of the Office of Student Conduct and Community Engagement (SCCE) to ensure that our residential communities are places that are built on mutual respect for all.  Central to her position is our life skills programming (education out of the classroom) for our residents; Ms. Chacon's team of resident assistants (RA) work to provide a holistic approach to developing our residents to be independent, well-rounded members of society.and business office functions ensuring that the information that we provide residents is timely and accurate.  A critical component of our life skills programming is make sure that students understand their financial responsibilities when it comes to housing and food services and that students need to be active participants in the process.  Wendy has spearheaded several customer service initiatives to help our residents grow and understand the responsibilities of adulthood.  Ms. Chacon can regularly be seen working late meeting with residents and attending RA programs.

Ms. Chacon is a graduate of Texas A&M International University with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish.

 

Assistant Director for Residence Services

Vacant

Campus Office: Residential Learning Community

Wendy L. Chacon is one of two assistant directors for the Office of Housing & Residence Life. 

 

Assistant Director for Facilities & Maintenance

Tomas F. Martinez

Campus Office: University Village

 

 

Housing Administrative Offices

Monday - Friday:  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Phone: 956-326-1300     Fax: 956-326-1309

*office hours may vary during the semester depending on the univeristy calendar

The Office of Housing  & Residence Life is a proud member of the Division of Student Success

- Physical Campus Locations -
Residential Learning Community: 5281 University Boulevard     Laredo, TX 78041
University Village: 4907 University Boulevard     Laredo, TX 78041
 
5201 University Boulevard, Laredo, TX 78041-1900 Work956.326.2100