New Employees: Steve Hale and Maria Elena Cruz

Steve Hale

Steve Hale is the new budget officer for Northwest Vista College. He is responsible for the budget preparation, coordination, management and reporting for Northwest Vista College.

Steve is a 14-year U.S. Air Force veteran with an extensive background in budget and finance. Prior to joining the team at Northwest Vista, Steve spent five years at the University of Texas at San Antonio as the fiscal/business manager for the Office of Facilities and as a senior budget analyst.

Steve earned a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Keller Graduate School. During his free time, he enjoys traveling and volunteers with numerous veteran outreach organizations.

Laura Alvarez, also in NVC College Services, has transitioned as NVC’s new director of College Services.

Maria Elena Cruz

Maria Elena Cruz is the newest hire at the office of Public Relations at Northwest Vista College as a Multimedia/PR Intern.  Maria Elena started her career at Telemundo San Antonio and has worked as the promotions producer at WOAI, the NBC affiliate in San Antonio, and served as the Editor-in-Chief of local Spanish-language newspaper La Prensa de San Antonio. 

“It is a privilege to start a new path in the field of PR in an environment that is both dynamic and dedicated to offering students in San Antonio and surrounding areas a well-rounded quality education that is designed with them in mind every step of the way. I am excited to share in that dedication and vision of what a diversified quality education is and should be, and at the same time meet the needs of the community that we serve.”

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