Professional Staff

Orientation, Transition, and Family Engagement is lead by full-time professional staff and part-time graduate assistants who have extensive experience and expertise in working with new student and family programs.  The professional staff collaborate closely with colleagues across campus to design a holistric transition experience for new students and families, while partnering with student leaders to bring each individual program to fruition. 

The OTF staff welcomes you to campus and looks forward to supporting you when you arrive on the Hilltop!

Matthew G. Barnes

Director of Orientation, Transition, & Family Engagement


Juan Ignacio Pinilla Manriquez

Graduate Assistant for Orientation Programs


Mario Moreno

Graduate Assistant for Transition Programs