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Jon Cunningham

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Jon Cunningham

Regional Manager



Rio Grande Valley High Schools and Colleges

El Paso Area High Schools

Southwestern States (Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada and Utah)

Hometown:  Harlingen, Texas

Alma Maters:  The University of Texas – Pan American, Texas State University

Majors/Degrees:  Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitative Services, Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies

What advice do you have for future students?

Seize every opportunity that you have to better yourself. Whether it’s joining a student organization or studying hard to get good grades, getting the most out of your college experience is what it’s all about! There is so much to see and plenty to do at Texas State. You’ll have no problem finding activities to help you become a better-rounded person.

What are three things you love about Texas State?

1. Location, Location, Location

Texas State University is situated in one of my favorite places, the Texas Hill Country. Located halfway between Austin and San Antonio, San Marcos has all of the conveniences of a small town, yet offers the amenities of big city living. From shopping and dining to recreation and night life, San Marcos has it all!

2. Research Opportunities

There are numerous research opportunities to be found at Texas State for both undergraduate and graduate students. The diverse number of activities include research on environmental sustainability, smart energy solutions, history, healthcare and space technology.

3. Rich History

Learning about the history and cultural significance of Texas State is one of the most exciting aspects to me. What started out as a small teachers college has now grown to one of the largest and most respected institutions in Texas. With distinguished alumni such as Lyndon B. Johnson, George Strait and Powers Boothe, it makes you proud to be part of a university with such a diverse background.

Why did you choose to become an admissions counselor?

As an admissions counselor, I get to help others pursue their dreams and discover how education can transform their lives. Being a first-generation student, I learned how vital it is to have a college degree and how challenging it can be at times. I have always had a strong desire to help others and teach them the knowledge I have acquired. Working in higher education and being an admission counselor allows me to do just that!