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Meet the Admissions Representatives

At Texas Lutheran University, the enrollment services staff is dedicated to helping you through the admissions and financial aid processes. Our counselors serve specific geographical areas so that they can give you the personal one-on-one support you deserve.

Alecia McCain '08

Executive Director for Admissions

Alecia is a TLU alumna who joined the admissions team ten years ago. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from TLU and a master of education degree from Texas State University. She is passionate about education, is certified to teach in Texas and loves guiding students through the college enrollment process. On the weekends you can find Alecia spending time with her family and cheering on the Houston Astros.

Alecia works with students attending high school out of state.

Elliott Powell

Director for Transfer, Graduate, and Veteran Admissions

Elliott received a bachelor’s degree in business management before earning his master’s degree in college counseling and student development. Prior to TLU, he worked in student life as a transfer coordinator, planning transfer orientation and social events for transfer students. He also worked as a snorkel guide on Maui and prefers to be in water rather than on land.

Elliott works with domestic transfer, graduate, and students enrolling in the spring semester.

Joy Cronin

Associate Director for Admissions

Joy earned her bachelor’s degree in business in 2003 and her master’s degree in adult education in 2010. She has experience in both academic affairs and admissions. She has worked at both Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio, and Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, West Virginia. Joy appreciates time spent outdoors, and in her spare time you can often find her kayaking on the Guadalupe River or golfing on a local golf course.

Joy works with high school students from the Austin/Central Texas area as well as Comal and New Braunfels ISDs.

Leah Williams

Assistant Director for Admissions

Leah joined the admissions team in July 2017. Originally from Austin, Texas, Leah received a bachelor’s degree in international relations and a minor in French from Austin College in Sherman, Texas. After working in admissions in north Texas for four years, Leah is excited to have made her way home to the Hill Country. The mom of one fur-baby, Leah can most often be found paddling her kayak around the Guadalupe River or Lake Austin with her pup, Bobo.

Leah works with students attending high school in South Texas, the Rio Grande Valley, and the Dallas/Forth Worth region, as well as international students and those studying outside the United States. 

Tiffany Henley

Assistant Director for Admissions- Nursing and Pre-Professional Health Programs

Tiffany, a Seguin native, joined our admissions team in February 2018. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business management with a minor in women studies from St. Edward’s University and a master of education degree from the University of Texas at El Paso. She has experience in enrollment services, academic advising and student affairs. After living abroad in South Korea, Tiffany is excited to be back in her hometown and serve students throughout the state of Texas. Tiffany enjoys spending time with her children, weekends in Rockport and traveling. 

Tiffany works with students interested in studying nursing, and any of our pre-professional health programs.

Mandy Singletary

Associate Director for Admissions

Mandy holds a master of education degree and a bachelor’s degree in applied sociology with minors in social work and mass communication. Mandy worked in TLU’s financial aid office for nearly three years before joining TLU’s admissions team in April 2018. When she’s not assisting students through the admission process, Mandy enjoys spending time with family and friends trying new restaurants, going to the river, and playing with her beloved dog, Sophie.

Mandy works with students who have committed to enroll at TLU. She also plans all of the large campus visitation programs.

Melanie Theriault

Assistant Director for Admissions

Melanie holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology with English and Spanish minors from Southwestern University. As an undergraduate, she worked as an admissions ambassador, resident assistant, and writing center consultant. A native of Friendswood, Texas, she enjoys hiking, yoga, and creating art with her collection of colored pencils and variety of paints.
Melanie works with students attending high school in the following districts in Guadalupe County: Navarro, Seguin, Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City, and Marion.

Kelsey Cruz '18

Admissions Representative

Kelsey is a proud alumna who earned her bachelor's degree in political science. During her time at TLU, she served as a student worker in the Office of Admissions and was a member of the cross country and track teams. Kelsey enjoys spending time with friends, working out with Camp Gladiator and playing with her two fur babies, Maggie and Peanut.

Kelsey works with students attending high school in Houston and the surrounding area, East Texas, and the Gulf Coast.

Brian Wallace '06

Admissions Representative


Brian earned his bachelor’s degree at TLU and his master’s degree at Texas State University. He has worked in multiple fields including coaching, recruiting, sales, and marketing prior to joining the TLU Admission’s Team. Brian enjoys most outdoor activities and loves to watch sports.

Contact the Office of Admissions

Phone: 830-372-8050
Toll-free Phone: 800-771-8521
Fax: 830-372-8096

Meet The Admissions Ambassadors

Admissions Ambassadors assist the Office of Admission and share important information about TLU with prospective students and their families. They represent Texas Lutheran University both academically and socially and promote a welcoming environment to all visitors. Through hospitality and positive communication, Admissions Ambassadors help answer student questions and share their unique TLU experiences.