Meet our Student Central Team
Our team of academic and financial planners will assist you with:
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!
Hi y’all! My name is Lara Bailiff and I’m thrilled to be a part of the Concordia University Texas family! I support the Student Central team, as well as the AVP of Student Experience. Austin is my 18th city to live in and I’m a loyal Green Bay Packers fan. I have 3 kiddos (one of which is already out of the house) & a golden retriever named Sully. I love serving others, assisting students & getting them connected.
Drop by the Student Central office on your way to class and say hi!
Traditional College of Business & Communication
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!
Multidisciplinary, Online College of Business & Communication
My name is Sarah Infante and I’m a proud CTX alumna, class of 2019 WOOSH! I grew up in Brownsville, TX, and spent a couple of years in PA, where I got my graduate degree in Higher Education. I love finding new spots to visit in Austin and new shows to watch- please send recommendations. I’m so excited to be back at Concordia to serve in this awesome community. Feel free to stop by anytime y’all! Go Nado’s!
School of Natural & Applied Sciences, Kinesiology
Hello! My name is Alyssa Pflugler and I am excited to be your Academic Planner! I grew up in New Jersey and graduated from Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania with a Bachelor's in Education. I have recently acquired my MEd in Instructional Leadership here at Concordia. I moved to Pflugerville in 2018 with my husband, Josh, and we have since lived in Cedar Park and Leander. Moving to the south was definitely a big adjustment but I love the hot weather and the wonderful TexMex options around every corner. I absolutely love dogs and all things summer related. I look forward to working with you throughout your CTX journey!
MED, EdD, Rn-MSN, MPH, GPH, MBA
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.
Traditional Nursing BSN
Hello! My name is Anne-Marie, and I’m so excited to come alongside you in your academic success! The feeling of community at CTX is wonderful, and I am delighted to be a part of it. A bit about me: I’m a Texas native but also lived in NYC and Arizona before returning to the Austin area. Outside of work, I am a musician (flutist/musicologist), and I enjoy hiking, eating, exercising, reading, and spending time with family. Please reach out if you ever have a question, or just to say hi. I look forward to working with you!
Schools of Ministry, Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, Undecided, UG Education, Interdisciplinary
Hey, everyone! My name is Abbie and I am so happy to be here as your Academic Planner. I have been a part of the CTX family for almost a decade. Once as a student, and now getting to set students like you up for success!
I am a Texas native born and raised. When I transferred as a student to Austin, I immediately fell in love with the beautiful scenery, people, and food.
One of the many things I enjoyed during my time as a student at CTX was the community of people that build you up to be your best, ready to take on the world. I hope we can achieve this together and cannot wait to see you thrive!
MBA, Pre-ABSN Austin/Dallas
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!
Schools of Ministry, Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, Natural & Applied Sciences, Undecided, UG Education, Interdisciplinary, Kinesiology
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!
College of Business & Communication, Multidisciplinary, Dallas ABSN
Hello! I am Francisca Martinez, a new financial planner here at Concordia. I graduated from Concordia back in 2020. I was born and raised here in Austin, Texas. Feel free to ask me about the best taco places in Austin. I love eating at local food trucks around Austin and going to the park with my dogs. In my free time, I enjoy going to the movies and playing video games. I am so happy to be here and help you with your financial questions. Woosh!
Traditional Nursing BSN, MED, EDD, RN-MSN, MPH, GPH, ABSN Austin
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!
ABSN Financial Aid Support: please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 512-313-4700
ABSN Academic Support: Please email your ABSN Success Coach based on your program listed below or call 866-891-1371
Christine Kimball: 512-371-6543 or email@example.com
Tina Armstrong: 512-371-6042 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Nick Hill: 817-813-4748 or email@example.com