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Texas MBA | Full-Time Program

Admissions Committee

The Texas MBA Admissions Committee is a diverse group of individuals dedicated to the same goal: Connecting the best and brightest with the Texas MBA Program.

Full-Time MBA Admissions Officers

Rodrigo MaltaRodrigo Malta
Director of MBA Admissions
Rodrigo is responsible for developing recruiting and enrollment strategy for the school’s full-time, executive, and working professional programs. Rodrigo grew up in Brazil, and moved to the United States in high school. He earned his bachelor’s degree in management from Missouri State University. Rodrigo used his MBA experience at McCombs to transition from an internal audit career in the telecommunications industry with Sprint-Nextel to a marketing role in the technology industry with Dell. Being the Director of MBA Admissions at McCombs is his dream job. Rodrigo is extremely passionate about “futebol” and is said to bleed burnt orange.

Stephen SweeneyStephen Sweeney
Director of Full-Time MBA Admissions
Stephen is responsible for overseeing all aspects of recruiting and admissions for the Texas Full-Time MBA Program. Stephen grew up in Connecticut and graduated from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University. He began his career working in New York in financial services. He then joined Teach For America, where he taught fourth grade in Miami, Florida. Stephen obtained his MBA from McCombs and combined his financial and educational backgrounds to become a management consultant. After traveling domestically and internationally to consult for some of the world’s largest corporations, Stephen is extremely excited to return to academia, and particularly, to McCombs. On weekends, Stephen can be found at UT sporting events and enjoying Texas BBQ.

Rene Martinez, Senior Admissions Officer, Texas MBA Program

     René Martinez
Senior Admissions Officer, Texas Full-Time MBA Program

     René is responsible for recruiting and admissions for the Texas Full-Time MBA Program, with an      
     emphasis on international recruitment and Diversity initiatives. He has spent the past decade
     promoting and coordinating cross-cultural, educational programs for students from various walks of      life. Upon completing his B.S. in Communication Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, René began working for International Studies Abroad’s (ISA) high school division where he managed student recruitment, admissions, marketing, and served as the on-site Director for programs in Mexico, Costa Rica and Spain. Following his work with ISA, René managed Texas teacher recruitment for the student travel branch of the Discovery Channel. Prior to joining the MBA admissions team, René worked at UT’s International Office where he oversaw an 18-month Foundation Year program for sponsored business and engineering students from Saudi Arabia.  In his spare time, René enjoys traveling, exploring Austin, seeing live music and supporting Longhorn sports.

Stacey Kammerdiener
Senior Admissions Officer, Texas Full-Time MBA Program

Stacey is responsible for recruiting & admissions for the Texas Full-Time MBA Program, with particular emphasis on women’s initiatives. After graduating from Point Park University in Downtown Pittsburgh, she decided to seek warmer pastures and moved to North Carolina, where she served as Associate Director of Admissions at Queens University of Charlotte. Stacey worked primarily with transfer and international students and coordinated large events such as commencement. While in the Carolinas, Stacey attended Appalachian State University and earned an M.A. in Higher Education. Despite her love of Bojangles, she made the move to Austin to pursue a marketing and sales career as an enrollment consultant. Stacey was thrilled to return home to higher education and join the McCombs family. On her off time, Stacey can be seen riding her scooter around town, leading her team in the local Skeeball league, and cheering on the Longhorns.

McCombs Ambassador Committee

The McCombs Ambassador Committee (MAC) provides student perspectives on the MBA admissions process. Only first and second-year MBA students serve on the MAC. Our MAC members have been through the process, and they can be sources of insight into the program for you. They also give our admissions office constant feedback to ensure we are addressing your needs as potential applicants and future Texas MBA students.

MAC members participate in many aspects of MBA admissions and are often your first point of contact with McCombs. They're the faces of the program, and you may see them attending recruiting events, conducting tours of McCombs, taking prospective students for class visits or out to lunch, leading info sessions and participating in Texas MBA Fridays, and meeting with walk-in prospective students for the MBA program. MAC members also spend hours each week answering phone calls and emails addressing questions you may have or application issues you may encounter. The MAC seeks to establish a personal connection with each prospective student, applicant, and future Texas MBA.


To contact Texas MBA Admissions, use the information provided below or search for a current student to contact through the MAC Gallery.

512-471- 7617