Meet the Staff
Name: Catie McCorry-Andalis
Title: Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Associate Dean of Students
Years at UTEP: 4.5
Years in Higher Education: 19
Certifications, licenses, or others: BA, MPA
Biography: Catie McCorry-Andalis was born in Falls Church, Virginia but spent most of her years in Northern, California. It is here that she attended Notre Dame de Namur University (formerly College of Notre Dame) and received both her Bachelors and Masters Degrees. Although originally wanting to be a teacher, Catie’s involvement in a variety of leadership experiences as an undergrad propelled her into the field of Student Affairs. Over the years, Catie has worked in a variety of areas within the field including Housing and Residence Life, New Student Orientation, Judicial Affairs, Leadership Programs, International Programs, Women’s Resources and Student Activities. Catie has also worked at several institutions including Marymount College, California State University East Bay, Chapman University, Pepperdine University and Menlo College before arriving at the University of Texas at El Paso.
Catie enjoys spending time with family and friends, baking, traveling, and experiencing new restaurants.
Name: Ryan C. Holmes
Title: Assistant Dean of Students
Years at UTEP: 7 months
Years in Higher Education: 14
Certifications, licenses, or others:
Biography: A native of Shreveport, LA, holds an MA in Counseling and Personnel Services from the University of Maryland-College Park as well as an MA in Bilingual/Bicultural Studies from La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA. Mr. Holmes also participated in both the Basic Judicial Track and Basic Mediation Track offered during the ASJA Donald D. Gehring Campus Judicial Affairs Institute in 2005 and 2006 respectively, and he later served as Mediation Faculty (2008) and Training Institute Faculty (2009) for the ASJA Donald D. Gehring Academy for Student Conduct Administration. He currently serves at the Vice-chair for outreach for the ACPA College Student Educators International’s Commission for Social Justice Educators and will serve as the 2011 Conference Chair for the Association for Student Conduct Administration. Finally, Mr. Holmes was recognized as an emerging scholar with the Annuit Coeptis Award given by ACPA College Student Educators International (2007).
Name: Laura Ortega
Title: Administrative Assistant II
Name: Julie Cooper
Title: Administrative Assistant I
Years at UTEP: 7
Years in Higher Education: 7
Certifications, licenses, or others: Associates as a Paralegal
Biography: Julie Cooper has worked in the Office of Student Life here at UTEP since June 2009 and with UTEP since 1999. She is an El Paso native and graduated from Austin High School. She received her Associates Degree as a Paralegal in July of 1991 in Houston, Texas.