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UGRD Staff Profiles

Adrian Ruiz
Associate Director of Admission (Transfer & International)

Adrian is a transplant to the Bay area after spending most of his life in Texas: splitting time between El Paso and Austin. Despite being new to the area, he has quickly come to love the food, the weather, the diversity, and most importantly, Santa Clara University. After 10 years working in college access in both the high school and university setting, Adrian has come to value the importance of educational equality and helping students understand that there isn't one linear path to achieving the dream of a college education. 


B.A. in History; The University of Texas at Austin
M. Ed. in Student Development and Leadership in Higher Education; San Angelo University
Hobbies & Interests:

Video games, Movies/Television, Traveling, Dog Parks, Sports, and Spending time with Loved Ones.
Ask me about:

Transferring to SCU and the best BBQ spots in San Jose!
(408) 554-7876
Schott Admission & Enrollment Services Building