Meet the Team


Director, Student Services

La’Cresha Moore, MS

La’Cresha Moore earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication and Master of Science degree in College Student Personnel Services and Administration both from the University of Central Arkansas.

La’Cresha has worked professionally at Texas Christian University and Collin College. Her experience includes working in the areas of Housing and Residence Life, New Student Orientation, Admissions and Recruitment, and Student Development. La’Cresha is an active member of the Southern Association for College Student Affairs, Texas Association of Student Personnel Administrators, National Orientation Directors Association and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.

La’Cresha is passionate about student engagement, development and success. She believes it is a privilege and joy to help students make connections, navigate campus resources and services and reach their academic and personal goals.

Strengths: Deliberative, Discipline, Harmony, Relator, Maximizer


Assistant Director, Student Services

Lori Saunders, MS

Lori Saunders received her B.S. 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 Office of Student Development 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 responsible for institutional events and programs such as the White Coat Ceremonies, Commencement, Student Clinician Ceremony and Discover myHSC Day.

In addition, her expertise in program management and logistics provides assistance to the academic departments in planning the annual commencement ceremonies. She enjoys creating innovative opportunities for the campus community to actively support student success.

Strengths: Includer, Responsibility, Empathy, Ideation, Maximizer


Student Services Associate

Stephanie Cuellar, MA

Stephanie Cuellar received her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Psychology as well as her Master of Arts in Clinical/Counseling Psychology from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Stephanie has worked at Midwestern State University and The University of North Texas where she collectively gained experience with New Student Orientation, Transfer Orientation, Student Development, and Housing and Residence life. These experiences strengthened her knowledge of and passion for working with students in Higher Education.

Stephanie aims to provide the best possible services, resources, and referrals to the students she works with. By doing so, she hopes to enrich students’ experiences and help them reach their educational and personal goals.

Strengths: Harmony, Relator, Communication, Positivity, and Developer


Student Services Associate

Lydia Anderson, MA

Lydia Anderson earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and a minor in Psychology from Arizona State University and her Master of Arts degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership from the University of Northern Colorado.

Her passion for supporting student success and involvement comes from her diverse higher education experiences in new student orientation, first year experience, case management, advising, student athlete academic success and event planning. She is passionate about assisting students in transition and is excited about the opportunity to combine her passion for student development with her interest and background in health and wellness here at UNTHSC.

Lydia enjoys her interactions with students and aims to foster their educational and personal success by providing opportunities for involvement and by encouraging them to get the most out of their UNTHSC experience.

Strengths: Empathy, Responsibility, Arranger, Individualization, Developer

Ayesha Hawkins

Student Services Associate

Ayesha Hawkins, M.P.M.

Ayesha received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Mary Baldwin College in Communications and her Masters of Project Management from Keller Graduate School of Management.  She is currently a Ed.D doctoral candidate in Higher Education Administration program at Texas Tech University.

Ayesha has worked in higher education for many years including positions at Mountain View College, DeVry University and Tarrant County College where she gained experience in clubs and organization coordination, student leadership development, community outreach, service learning, student volunteerism and multicultural programming. She is passionate about helping students achieve their life goals.

Ayesha aspires to create opportunities for students to learn, grow and develop in to positive and impactful member of the community.

Strengths: Connectedness, Learner, Harmony, Input, Individualization

University of North Texas Health Science Center
Carl E. Everett Education Building, Suite 116
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Phone: 817-735-5006
Fax: 817-735-0584
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm