The University of Texas-Pan American
September 28, 2016

Meet the Staff

The CAMP staff is committed to serving all students in a positive manner. We encourage students to be the best they can be in all areas of their lives, especially in school. WE ARE HERE TO SERVE YOU. We are here to assist you in achieving your goals and in helping to make your educational experience at UTPA and CAMP a positive and productive one.

Director - Jaime Miranda
Mr. Miranda coordinates the College Assistance Migrant Program and the many services provided to all participants. He is available to answer questions regarding CAMP eligibility requirements, student stipends, scholarship sources and financial aid. He represents CAMP students and staff at State and National HEP/CAMP meetings as well as at RGV community events. Mr. Miranda is a native of the Rio Grande Valley & grew up picking citrus fruit in the surrounding areas with his family. He has worked as an Advisor for the Educational Talent Search Program & Coordinator for the Upward Bound Program, both at UTPA. Email:

Maritza Jimenez Academic Career Advisor – Maritza Jimenez
Ms. Jimenez, the Academic Career Advisor, assists and advises students with their academic/educational plans, financial aid applications and coordinates the tutoring component of the CAMP program. The Advisor is available to assist CAMP students and CAMP Alumni in preparing their individual educational plans, discussing class selection which meets their core curriculum and degree plan requirements, reviewing academic progress (grades) and assist with class registration. The Academic Career Advisor also coordinates the CAMP internship component. Email:
no pic Counseling Specialist – Sandra Garza
Ms. Garza provides both personal and group counseling to CAMP participants. She facilitates the weekly Life Skills Seminar for CAMP students. She is available to assist CAMP students and CAMP Alumni with writing their resumes, personal and group counseling, financial aid application assistance and scholarship search information. Ms. Garza also coordinates many of the CAMP off-campus student enrichment events. Email:
no pic Administrative Assistant –Liz Garza
Our Administrative Assistant manages the CAMP main office and supervises the clerical part-time staff. She assists the CAMP Director with reconciling the budget and distribution of student stipends. She is available to assist CAMP students and CAMP alumni with personal data updates and referrals to CAMP staff and University offices for needed services. Email:
no pic Admissions Counselor - Leslie De La Rosa Ms. De La Rosa is a Rio Grande Valley native and CAMP alumni from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. She conducts the outreach and recruitment of high school students throughout the Valley for CAMP. Ms. Leslie also coordinates presentations for students, counselors, teachers, and parents. She is available to assist migrant & seasonal farm worker applicants with admissions and financial aid questions pertaining to both CAMP and The University of Texas - Pan American. Email:

CAMP Mentors

The CAMP mentors are available to help our students with making great decisions in good time-management, study skills, and other student success skills . Most of our mentors are CAMP alumni and also serve as role-models to our students.

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Tutors & Mentors

The CAMP tutors are available to students for individual tutoring sessions as well as group tutoring sessions. CAMP tutors also serve as mentors to students. Student requiring help with term papers and writing assignments can also see tutors at the UTPA Writing Center CAMP tutors and mentors are trained in AVID Post-secondary curriculum.

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