Student Financial Planning Team

Cindy Melendez

Cindy Melendez
Director, Student Financial Planning 

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 

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!  

 

Carlee Skinner

Carlee Skinner
Student Financial Planner

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!

Paul Salabarria

Paul Salabarria
Student Financial Planner

Hello Tornados! My name is Paul Salabarria and have been working at Concordia University Texas for a year now. One of the things I love most about working here at Concordia is being able to connect with students and watch them grow while here at school not just as students but also as young adults. My wife Myia and I have been married 2 years and have a beautiful 5-year-old daughter named Olivia. I am an Army Vet of 5 years and helping VA students is a passion of mine. My own experience of transitioning to a new career inspires me to help other students find their new vocation. One of the things that I love to do in Austin is going to Top Golf with my close friends. I also enjoy Adult Game Nights with friends and family. Looking forward to meeting you!

Katy Leatham

Katy Leatham
Student Financial Planner

Welcome Tornados! My name is Katy Leatham and I am a financial planner in student central. A few of my favorite things about Concordia are the beautiful main campus located on a nature preserve, the Christ-centered values around campus, and the caring relationships that develop. I was born and raised right here in Austin, Texas still love exploring all that the city has to offer. A few passions of mine involve visiting local coffee shops, hiking to natural springs, enjoying live music at concerts or festivals, and attending Texas sporting events. I look forward to seeing you on campus soon!