Annamarie Tellez

Director, Parent Family Programs

In her role as the Director for Parent & Family Programs. Annamarie helps to ensure that all Wildcat families feel supported and welcomed into the Wildcat Community.  She helps to facilitate programing and resources to all families, allowing family members to stay connected and involved in their student's academic journey.  Annamarie oversees programs including; Wildcat Family Welcome events, Family Weekend programing, Spring recruitment sessions, and regular communications that ensure a smooth transition for all Wildcat Family members.

Annamarie began her journey in Higher Education in May 2015 as the Coordinator for Parent & Family Programs in the Dean of Students Office.  In July of 2019, she transitioned into her current role under the division of Enrollment Management with the mission to ensure our diverse and high -potential student’s success at Arizona and beyond.  She is continually striving to enhance the supporter experiences year after year with new ideas in collaboration with her peers across campus.  Annamarie has presented at regional and national conferences centered around family communication and enhanced programing for incoming families. She is an active member of the Association for Higher Education in Parent Programming Professionals (AHEPPP).  She is an active member in the Tucson Community and serves on the board for the Father’s Day Council of Tucson, and is a faculty advisor for Kappa Delta Chi, Delta Chapter at the University of Arizona.

Annamarie is a native Tucsonan and a proud Alumni of the University of Arizona beginning her college journey in the New Start program.  She earned a bachelor’s degree in Family Studies and Human Development in 1998 and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University in 2019.