Student Central Team

Meet our Student Central Team

Our team of academic and financial planners will assist you with:

 

Academic Planners
Lynne Schultz

Lynne Schultz
Assistant Director of Student Academic Planning
MED, EdD, Rn-MSN, MPH, GPH
Lynne.Schultz@concordia.edu
832-341-1601

Welcome to Concordia University Texas Family.   My name is Lynne Schultz. I have been a member of the Concordia Staff assisting students for 14 years. I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Business through Concordia Texas.  I had a great experience as a student and I am excited for you to experience the same exciting experience. I have been married to my wonderful husband Wyatt for 37 years.  We have three adult children and 4 grandchildren.  Concordia University Texas is a place where you can grow personally, spiritually  and professionally.  I am ecstatic you have chosen Concordia University Texas to complete your education goals and earn your degree.  I am honored to walk with you as you complete your goals.  Please feel free to contact me any time either via email, lynne.schultz@concordia.edu or cell phone, 832-341-1601. 

Laura Arldt

Laura Arldt
Student Academic Planner
College of Business and Communication, BAAS Business
Laura.Arldt@concordia.edu
512-313-5110

Hi Tornadoes!  As an alum of Concordia (CLC at the time), I’m excited and so blessed to be in my 25th year of service to this university.  The extraordinary people here create the vibe that I love so much about this place.  My husband James (a 3-time alum) and I have been married 25yrs also, and we enjoy living in Austin and spending time with our families, and our pets.

Some of my random favorite things:  Tex-Mex food, cool shoes, a good classic rock song on the radio, and sunflowers.

Look forward to meeting you!  WHOOSH!

Michael Garcia, Student Academic Planner

Michael Garcia
Student Academic Planner
College of Business and Communication and Biology Majors, BAAS Business
Michael.NGarcia@concordia.edu

My name is Michael Nelson-Garcia and I am the newest member of the Student Academic Planning team. I am a Concordia graduate (Class of 18) and very excited to be back. My favorite part of Concordia is the amazing community and relationships that are built here. I am originally from Austin but lived in Northern Kentucky for a while until I was able to come back home for college. Some of my favorite things to do are travel, try new foods, and spend time outdoors.  Feel free to come by and say hi, I am always here if you have any questions!

Lallie Greinert

Lallie Greinert
Student Academic Planner
College of Education (undergraduate), School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Undecided
Lallie.Greinert@concordia.edu
512-313-4645

Welcome to Concordia!  I will be your Student Academic Planner while you are here and I look forward to getting to know you.   I fell in love with Concordia when I first came here as a freshman and am very happy to be working here now.  Concordia offers you a great education and the opportunity to build relationship, not only with your classmates, but with your instructors as well.

Krissica Harper

Krissica Harper
Student Academic Planner
School of Natural and Applied Science, School of Fine Arts, Multidisciplinary Studies
Krissica.Harper@concordia.edu
512-313-4701

Hi fellow Tornadoes! My name is Krissica Harper, your newest Student Academic Planner. I am a Waco, Texas native and have recently made Austin my new home. Over the summer, we have prepared and anticipated your arrival with joy and intentionality. In my brief time here, I’ve experienced CTX to be place that is filled with faith and focus,  with transformative and innovate pursuits toward excellence. As you all start another school year, I encourage you to endure and remain committed to your goals; as James 1:4 declares, “Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything”.

I am so grateful and blessed to serve you all, and I can’t wait to see what God does in your life this year!

Sarah Parker

Sarah Parker
Student Academic Planner
College of Nursing (traditional)
Sarah.Parker@concordia.edu
512-313-4708

My name is Sarah Parker; I’m excited to get to know my students and help them succeed in their academic journey here at Concordia! One of my favorite things about Concordia is the campus culture, I love that this campus exudes a true feeling of community and servant-leadership. While I’m not working, I love to explore different running trails around Austin, play with my two Shepherd-mixes, and go to the movies.

Financial Planners
Cindy Melendez

Cindy Melendez
Director, Student Success
Cindy.Melendez@concordia.edu
512-313-4617

Hi Fellow Tornados! My name is Cindy Melendez and I have worked for Concordia for a little over 4 years. One of my favorite things about Concordia is the relationships that I get to build with students and employees. I am the advisor for the Latin American Student Association (LASO) and enjoy watching our talented students participate in everything from plays to sports. My husband Matthew and I have been married for almost 9 years and are native Californians that were unable to say no to Texas! We have two young boys and a little dog named Keona. One of our favorite things about Austin is the various outdoor spaces that we can enjoy year round, despite the heat! See you on campus soon!

Maggie Loar

Maggie Loar
Assistant Director, Student Financial Planning
Maggie.Loar@concordia.edu
512-313-4707

Hi Tornados! My name is Maggie and I am the financial planner for the ABSN program at Concordia. I have worked at Concordia now for 5 years and cannot imagine working anywhere else. My favorite things about Austin include the amazing people, music and of course tacos. I can’t wait to meet you soon! 

Gisselle Guajardo

Gisselle Guajardo
Student Financial Planner
Gisselle.Guajardo@concordia.edu
512-313-4709

Hey y’all! My name is Gisselle Guajardo and I am a Financial Planner in Student Central. I am graduating from Concordia University Texas this semester. I was born and raised here in Austin, Texas, and what I love the most about this city is the live music, amazing food, and the hiking trails. My favorite thing about Concordia is that everyone comes together as a family. I am excited to form new relationships with students and colleagues this year!

Claudia Pequeno

Claudia Pequeno
Student Financial Planner
Claudia.Pequeno@concordia.edu
512-313-4711

Hi Tornados! My name is Claudia Pequeño and I am one of your Student Financial Planners! I was born in McAllen, Texas, but spent most of my childhood living in Madrid, Spain. I graduated from Texas A&M University in May 2016 with a degree in International Studies. I am very happy to be here at Concordia, and to belong to such a wonderful community with such great values. I’m here to help you in any way I can, and I’m grateful to be able to be part of your journey. I look forward to meeting you!

Carlee Skinner

Carlee Skinner
Assistant Director, Student Financial Planning
Carlee.Skinner@concordia.edu
512-313-4685

Hey y’all! My name is Carlee Jo and I am so excited to be one of your Student Financial Planners this school year! I graduated with my BBA/MBA from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in May of 2018 and I quickly moved to Austin and started working at Concordia in November. I love working with my students and being a part of a community that truly cares about the personal, spiritual, and professional growth of its students and faculty. Coming from a small, southern, rural town in Texas, my move to Austin has been quite the culture shock, but I am absolutely loving it! I love hiking and all things nature. I am definitely a nerd and love reading thrillers and listening to the Crime Junkie podcast. I have a special place in my heart for the fine arts and I geek out over colorful pens. I hope y’all have an amazing first day of school and I cannot wait to get to know y’all! Woosh!