Staff

Cynthia N. Perry, Ph.D.
Cynthia N. Perry, Ph.D.

Associate Academic Dean for Admissions

cynthia.perry@ttuhsc.edu

915-215-4410

Laura A Olivas
Laura Olivas, M.B.A.

Senior Director of Admissions

laura.olivas@ttuhsc.edu

915-215-4406

Yolanda Betancourt
Yolanda Betancourt, M.B.A.

Associate Director of Admissions

yolanda.betancourt@ttuhsc.edu

915-215-4407

René André, MBA
René André, M.B.A.

Assistant Director of Outreach Programs

rene.andre@ttuhsc.edu

915-215-4408

Veronica Edwards
Veronica Edwards, M.P.H.

Lead Analyst

veronica.edwards@ttuhsc.edu

915-215-4875

Jazmine Escobedo
Jazmine Escobedo, M.B.A 

Lead Analyst

jazmine.escobedo@ttuhsc.edu

915-215-5627

Rebekah Arvilla, B.A.
Rebekah Arvilla, B.A.

Lead Specialist

rearvill@ttuhsc.edu

915-215-4452

Office of Admissions Mission

The mission of the PLFSOM Office of Admissions is to promote the school as a preferred choice, recruit competitive diverse applicants and be a holistic admissions portal, consonant with the school's mission, for students seeking an outstanding medical education. 

Mission

The mission of the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine is to provide exceptional educational and development opportunities for our diverse learning community, advance knowledge through research and innovation, and serve the needs of our border region and beyond.

Vision

The vision of the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine is to promote wellness and relieve suffering through excellence in clinical service, innovation, and leadership in border health care.

Diversity Statement

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) is a Hispanic-Serving Institution situated on the U.S.-Mexico border that is committed to diversity, inclusion, and health equity. Grounded in the compelling evidence that diversity of thought and perspective provides richer solutions to complex challenges, the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine strives to recruit, develop, and retain those best prepared to support its mission. With these intentions, and mindful of our setting, regional history, and status as a state-sponsored school in Texas, the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine particularly emphasizes and encourages diversity from the following categories:

Students who are from the U.S.-Mexico border region, who are economically disadvantaged, and those who identify as Hispanic or African American/Black.
Residents, faculty, and senior administrative staff who are from the U.S.-Mexico border region, or who identify as Hispanic or African American/Black.