Texas Tech University

Sarah Cuevas


Distinguished Staff Awards 2017 Recipient Image: Sarah Cuevas - University Advising

Sarah Cuevas
Senior Academic Advisor
University Advising

As a Senior Academic Advisor in University Advising, Sarah Cuevas has spent extra time making the office an exceptional place for students. She implemented key walk-in hours that allowed her to have more interaction with students, particularly those who have completed more than 45 class hours. Because of this, she helped the entire office achieve over an 80% retention rate from fall 2016 to spring 2017 with the additional benefit of being able to see approximately 150 more students, per day due to clearer communication processes which she developed. Additionally, she led a workshop on depression and suicide, which helped the office better identify students in need and direct them to the proper resources on campus. Finally, in her first year of advising, Sarah was accepted to give a presentation at the 2017 National Academic Advising Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. She is the definition of student dedication.