Meet Your Counselor

Freshman Counselors: 

Susie Thiessen Head Shot

Susie Thiessen 

Assistant Director of Admissions

About Susie

Hometown: Seminole, TX

Alma Mater: UTPB!!

College Major: Bachelor’s in Athletic Training; Master’s in Sports Administration

When did you start working at UTPB: 2018

Favorite thing about UTPB:  The close-knit community!

A fun fact about yourself:  In any situation ever, I guarantee I've got a SpongeBob quote for it.

Permian Basin Territories - Garden City HS, Reagan County HS, Ozona HS, Sonora HS, Rankin HS, McCamey HS, Richard Millburn Academy - Odessa & Midland, Odessa Montessori
Texas Territories - Central Texas, Houston, Waco, Killeen, Temple, Austin, College Station
State Territories - Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia 

David's Head ShotDavid De La Garza

Freshman Admissions Counselor

About David

Hometown: Zapata, TX

Alma Mater: Texas A&M International University

College Major: Communications

How long have you worked at UTPB: 2021

Favorite thing about UTPB: The Visual Arts Studio has fun and amazing equipment for student artists.

A fun fact about yourself: I'm a living historian! Every so often, I disappear into the woods with friends to help teach the public about life in the victorian era.

Permian Basin Territories - Midland High School, Compass Charter Academy, Midland Texas Leadership Charter Academy, Premier High School, Big Spring High School, Greenwood High School, Coahoma High School, Sweetwater High School, Colorado City High School, Snyder High School, Roscoe Collegiate Academy, Sterling City High School, Garden City High School
Texas Territories - Central Texas, Austin, Houston, Southeast Texas
State Territories - Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia

Transfer Counselors: 

Emily Thoms Head ShotEmily Thoms
Senior Transfer Specialist

About Emily

Hometown: Tucson, Arizona

Alma Mater: Texas A&M University

College Major: Journalism

How long have you worked at UTPB: 2021

Favorite thing about UTPB:  People & sense of community

A fun fact about yourself: I enjoy sewing in my free time.

Linda A. Granados
OC2UTPB Transfer Specialist

About Linda

Hometown: Jal, NM

Alma Mater: UTPB

College Major: MBA - Management

When did you start working at UTPB: 2022

Favorite thing about UTPB:  The view from the 2nd floor of the Library

A fun fact about yourself: My favorite food is sushi!