About Us

The Center for Student Life builds community and develops experiences that encourage and support student success. We provide a range of services, which include coordinating institutional events, planning new student orientation, developing leadership programs, supporting diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, overseeing student governments and organizations and collaborating with campus partners. We look forward to helping you feel connected at HSC!

To schedule an appointment with one of our team members, please click here: Symplicity Scheduling System.  You can find a helpful step-by-step guide on how to schedule an appointment HERE. For questions or assistance with scheduling an appointment, please reach out to centerforstudentlife@unthsc.edu.


Lori Saunders, MS
Director, Student Services

Lori received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama and earned a Master of Science degree in Leadership focusing on Education and Human Services from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

With a diverse background in sports marketing and higher education, Lori joined the Center for Student Life in 2009 after working in the School of Public Health for two years. Her experience developing programs that engage various constituents supports her current role where she is oversees the execution of institutional events and programs, leadership development and student engagement.

She enjoys creating innovative opportunities for the campus community to actively support student success.

Strengths: Includer – Responsibility – Empathy – Ideation – Maximizer


Ashlee Jimenez, MS, CCLS
Assistant Director, Events

Ashlee received her Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development and Family Living from Stephen F. Austin State University and earned a Master of Science degree in Child Development, with a focus in Child Life from Texas Woman’s University.

Ashlee’s background and passion for working with students and program planning comes from her previous career in healthcare, as she served as a Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, TX. There she supported a 36 bed unit, while also Chairing the Child Life Practicum Program, Internship and Practicum Student Supervisor, as well as Chair and member of the Remembrance Breakfast Planning Committee. These experiences support her in her current role where she coordinates HSC’s annual Commencement Ceremony, White Coat Ceremony and the Campus Crawl.

Ashlee enjoys providing opportunities that empower student leadership and inter-professional education practices.

Strengths: Discipline – Responsibility – Relator – Developer – Maximizer

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Mari Goldston
Assistant Director, Student Involvement

Mari received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX and is currently working on getting her Master of Education degree focusing on higher education from the University of North Texas in Denton, TX.

Mari’s passion for working with students started with her role as a Resident Advisor in undergrad. After graduating from A&M, she worked full time in the corporate sector before deciding to return to school to pursue her interests in working with student’s full time on college campuses. During the summer of 2022, Mari served as a NODA intern to assist with HSC New Student Orientation. Her experiences have led to her new role in supporting registered student org leaders/advisors and leadership development.

Mari is looking forward to engaging with the students here while shaping their experience here at HSC and encouraging leadership development for tomorrow’s future leaders.
Strengths: Communication – Input – Harmony – Woo – Context

Jerrie Vasquez

Jerrie Vasquez
Sr. Student Services Coordinator

Jerrie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management & Merchandising from the University of North Texas. Her desire to work in higher education comes from her previous time at UNT planning weekly & large events for college students through a college ministry for 3 years.

She started at HSC in 2021 in the Admissions & Recruitment department where she helped coordinate interview days, myHSC Day and retention events for incoming students.  Jerrie’s background in event planning and passion for incoming students to make life long relationships provides the tools necessary to coordinate all of the in person and online student orientations at HSC.

Jerrie enjoys providing opportunities that allow students to engage with one another to grow lasting relationships.

Strengths: Restorative – Connectedness – Responsibility – Consistency – Relator

Roxanne Quiroz
Student Services Specialist

Roxanne received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship from The University of North Texas in Denton, TX.

Prior to her arrival at The University of North Texas Health Science Center, Roxanne worked in Student Activities and Student Academic Affairs. Her experience in administrative support, event planning, and customer service assists her now in her current role working with student leaders and providing support for the Center for Student Life.

Roxanne is passionate about working with students and is excited to meet the students our office serves. She hopes to use her experience to help students achieve their student engagement goals and to create a positive impact here at HSC.

Strengths: Harmony – Consistency – Input – Adaptability – Learner

Brian Rodriguez
Student Services Associate

Brian received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from The University of Texas at El Paso in El Paso, TX.

Brian joined the Center for Student Life in 2022 after working with the Office of Care & Civility & the Career Readiness Center for over 2 years. Brian’s experience in administrative support, managing marketing & promotional efforts, & providing services to students assists in his current role supporting student organizations & providing support for the Center for Student Life.

Brian is excited to use his education and experience to create a welcoming atmosphere for students & create a positive impact at HSC.

Strengths: Strategic – Analytical – Learner – Achiever – Discipline


Center for Student Life 
Student Service Center, 200C
1051 Haskell Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Phone: 817-735-5006
E-Mail: studentdevelopment@unthsc.edu

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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