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Executive Director Adriana B. Nunemaker

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Adriana B. Nunemaker, Executive Director

Adriana B. Nunemaker is the Executive Director for the University of Texas System Education and Research Center at Laredo. She brings to the position more than twenty-five years of combined education and health care experience which have established her as a leader in education and an advocate for quality health care throughout South Texas.

Prior to joining the University of Texas System, Adriana worked for Laredo College where she served as Dean of the South Campus. Her role was to direct the day-to-day operations of all campus activities. As Dean of the South Campus, Adriana worked with a team of Laredo College administrators to coordinate various vaccine drives at the Laredo College South Campus. Laredo, Texas was designated as one of the country’s worst coronavirus hot spots in early 2021. Laredo College faculty, staff, nursing, and allied health students assisted in this initiative.

In 2018, Adriana was appointed Professor of Allied Health and Programs Director in the Health Sciences Division. She held direct oversight for the program directors of the Diagnostic Sonography, Emergency Medical Services, Medical Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant, and Radiologic Technology programs. She worked closely with program directors on various projects including recruitment efforts.

Adriana successfully obtained tenure in 2009. At that time, she served as instructor and program coordinator for the Medical Laboratory Technology and Phlebotomy programs. She worked closely with clinical affiliates for student clinical rotation placements.

Prior to joining Laredo College, she worked at Laredo Medical Center, formerly Mercy Health Center, under the direction of the Sisters of Mercy. At Laredo Medical Center, Adriana served as Director of Education where her primary role was to develop policies, procedures, and training modules for employees.

At the onset of her educational career, Adriana worked at United Independent School District as a middle school teacher where she advised and mentored numerous students. She remains in contact with some of her former students who have now become successful health care professionals.

Adriana holds a Master of Science in Law degree from Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. She graduated with distinction from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas with a Master of Arts in Administration degree with a concentration in Organizational Development. She is a certified Medical Laboratory Technician through the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.

She is married to Hans Mark Nunemaker, her husband of sixteen years. They make their home in Laredo, Texas.