Posted: 11/21/13

TAMIU Expands Recruiting
Team, Markets for University

TAMIU Recruiters

New, Expanded TAMIU Recruitment Team
Texas A&M International University has expanded its Recruitment Team as it expands to new markets in Austin, Corpus Christi, Houston, San Antonio and the Valley.
Front row, left to right: Mirian Granados, Rio Grande Valley recruiter; Michael Bustamante, Houston recruiter and Madison Mojica, Austin, Corpus Christi and San Antonio recruiters.
Back row, left to right, Scheiby Fisher, director of Recruitment and School Relations and Dr. Minita Ramirez, vice president for Student Success.

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) has added new members to its Student Recruitment Team to drive its expansion into new student markets in Austin, Corpus Christi, Houston, San Antonio and the Valley.

Joining the team are TAMIU alumni Michael Bustamante, Mirian Granados and Madison Mojica.

Bustamante (’10) is based in Houston. Granados, (‘13), is headquartered in McAllen and will focus on the Rio Grande Valley. Mojica (’09, ’11) and a former Dustdevils Volleyball team player, will handle Austin, Corpus Christi and San Antonio markets.

Dr. Minita Ramírez, TAMIU vice president for Student Success, said the additions are critical to the University’s continuing enrollment growth.

“TAMIU is a regional university of choice and we have found that the best way to address growing enrollment interest from these cities and areas is to provide on-site recruiters who can offer quick, insightful and targeted local response in these regions. This expansion is a natural growth for TAMIU and we very optimistic about the possibilities,” Dr. Ramírez said.

She said that TAMIU’s affordability, high academic quality, international experience and dynamic student life are of keen interest to out of town students.

“Laredo is on its way to becoming a University town, and an academic destination for students statewide to come and get a richly relevant international educational experience alongside students and faculty from around the world. We’ve also scored some major national accolades, which have fueled student inquiries from these areas,” Ramírez noted.

“The Chronicle of Higher Education named TAMIU among the nation’s fastest-growing public master’s institutions in its “Almanac of Higher Education 2013; Washington Monthly Magazine ranked us in the Top 5% of national Master’s Universities and College Database named us third in the nation among top Colleges and Universities that support Hispanic students. This week, we were named ninth in the State for “Most Affordable Online Colleges in Texas,” she said.

This Fall, University enrollment soared to a record 7,408 students and a historic freshman class numbered 865 students. The campus also set an enviable standard for student persistence, the number of first-year students who return for a second year of studies.

Based on 2012-2013 performance data, TAMIU leads all of The Texas A&M University System regional campuses with a 74% persistence rate. Increased persistence is generally credited with increased likelihood of timely undergraduate degree completion.

Registration for the Spring Semester 2014 at TAMIU is currently underway. The Spring 2014 Schedule, with dynamic scheduling options for undergraduate and graduate students, is now active on Uonline or by visiting http://www.tamiu.edu/affairs/registrar/schedule/index-real.shtml.

Classes begin January 22, 2014.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu