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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

    Lynne Schultz

    Assistant Director of Student Academic Planning
    MED, EdD, Rn-MSN, MPH, GPH



    Welcome to the Concordia University Texas family! My name is Lynne Schultz, and I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Business through CTX. I had a great experience as a student, and I'm excited for you to enjoy the same exciting experience.

    My wonderful husband, Wyatt, and I have three adult children and four grandchildren.

    Concordia University Texas is a place where you can grow personally, spiritually, and professionally. I'm ecstatic you have chosen Concordia University Texas to complete your education goals and earn your degree. I'm honored to walk with you as you complete your goals.

  • Laura Arldt

    Laura ArldtLaura Arldt

    Student Academic Planner
    College of Business and Communication, BAAS Business


    Hi, Tornados! As an alumna of Concordia (CLC at the time), I’m excited and so blessed to be in my 25+ years of service to this University. The extraordinary people here create the vibe that I love so much about this place.

    My husband, James (a three-time alumnus), and I enjoy living in Austin and spending time with our families and pets.

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

    I look forward to meeting you! Woosh!

Financial Planners

  • Cindy Melendez

    Cindy MelendezCindy Melendez

    Director, Student Success


    Hi, fellow Tornados! My name is Cindy Melendez, and 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 are native Californians who 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!

  • Gisselle Guajardo
    Gisselle Guajardo

    Gisselle Guajardo

    Student Financial Planner


    Hey, y’all! My name is Gisselle Guajardo, and I'm a financial planner in Student Central.

    I'm a recent graduate of Concordia University Texas. 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!

  • Claudia Pequeño
    Claudia Pequeno

    Claudia Pequeño

    Student Financial Planner


    Hi, Tornados! My name is Claudia Pequeño, and I'm one of the student financial planners!

    I was born in McAllen, Texas, but I 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'm 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 SkinnerCarlee Skinner

    Assistant Director, Student Financial Planning


    Hey, y’all! My name is Carlee Jo, I'm so excited to be one of the student financial planners!

    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.

    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'm absolutely loving it! I love hiking and all things nature. I'm 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 cannot wait to get to know y’all! Woosh!


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