31957381_10100178344758307_3474819187472334848_nWelcome Alumni, Parents & Friends!

A special greeting from the Dean of Alumni & Parent Relations, Dr. Lisa McNary

I am pleased to welcome you to the official website for alumni, families and friends of the University of the Incarnate Word!  It is our hope that you’ll find this site to be invaluable in helping you stay connected to your UIW family.

At UIW, we share a special bond.  We are a unique community that is grounded in the values and mission of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word – our founding congregation.  It's important that we maintain that bond by continuing our involvement in the life of the university, and supporting our current students and fellow alumni.

Membership in the Alumni & Parent Associations is free, but the Associations can’t survive without your strong fellowship and involvement. By staying connected, you and your fellow members can support programs vital to students and alumni alike.

Some examples include:

  • Attending events, both on campus and abroad;

  • Volunteering at alumni or parent sponsored events;

  • Mentoring or providing internships for current students;

  • Speaking to classes;

  • Aiding in the recruitment of future students;

  • and ... by leaving a legacy — giving back financially, so that current and future students can have the chance to achieve their dream of becoming a UIW alum.

Communication is essential to ensure a strong relationship between alumni and their alma mater. I encourage you to visit the Cardinals Nest often and keep your contact information updated. This is where you can remain up to date with UIW activities, latest news, alumni and parent news, and other valuable information.

I hope you're just as excited as I am about the continued growth of the University of the Incarnate Word. Together, as alumni and families, we can help ensure that the future of the University remains strong and grounded in mission.

Warmest regards,


Dr. Lisa Hutzler McNary, '86 IWHS, '91 BA, '95 MA

Dean of Alumni & Parent Relations