Andrea Cyterski-Acosta

Associate Dean of Enrollment and External Affairs

Andrea Cyterski-Acosta enters her 30th year in higher education admissions and enrollment. Prior to her position at the school of osteopathic medicine, she served as Dean of Enrollment at the University of the Incarnate Word. Her responsibilities included recruiting and enrolling first-time freshmen, transfer, and graduate students. She also has extensive experience with new student orientation programs and international admissions. During her 18 years at UIW, new student enrollment increased by 50%, with the SAT average increasing 35 points. UIW is now the largest Catholic university in Texas and the state's fourth largest private institution.

Cyterski-Acosta served on several campus committees including university planning commission, managed growth, communication task force, honors council, graduate council, forecasting, and university strategic goal planning. She previously chaired UIW's enrollment shaping committee, advising task force and administrative council. She is a member of the Texas Associate of College Admissions Counselors (TACAC), Texas Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers (TACRAO), National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC), and serves on the board of directors of the National Catholic College Admissions Association (NCCAA). She is a graduate of the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Senior Leadership Academy, and a past participant in the Institute of American Catholic Higher Education at Boston College. Cyterski-Acosta has also taught in UIW's adult completion program.

Prior to arriving in San Antonio, Cyterski-Acosta worked at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, in the capacities of Director of Campus Programs in Undergraduate Admissions and Coordinator of Admissions and Recruitment in the School of Nursing. She began her career in higher education at Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania where she also earned her Bachelor of Science in Mental Health Counseling and Master of Science in Student Personnel Administration. During her ten years at Gannon, she served as an admissions counselor, associate director of admissions, and coordinator of the Gannon/Hahnemann family medicine program.