Institutional Advancement

Welcome to the Institutional Advancement Division

IA groupThe Division of Institutional Advancement invites you to become part of Laredo College's giving appeal focusing on building relationships with our constituencies: donors, alumni, faculty, staff, students, parents of current and former students, business and industry, community leaders, foundations, media, and friends of Laredo College. As a friend of Laredo College, a non-profit organization, we rely on ongoing donor support that contributes to student success in academics, the workforce, or continuing education programs, and for that we thank you.

By cultivating the relationships with our Laredo College stakeholders and nurturing the funding solicitation strategies for annual, endowment, capital, planned gifts, grant development, media relations, and economic development, the Institutional Advancement Division helps steward the financial resources that contribute to Igniting Excellence in our Laredo College students..

Become part of our Laredo College giving campaign and visit to make your contribution.

This division unites the following college offices/grants:

  • Community and Media Relations Office
  • Development Office
  • Grants Office
  • Grants: NASA MUREP Grant; USDA PROMISE Scholars Grant 


Diana Y. Ortiz, PhD.
Vice President of Institutional Advancement 
Yolanda M. Torres
Administrative Assistant II 

P-34 Building - Room 119
Office fax line: (956)764-5948

Office Hours

Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Closed from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.) 
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Closed from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.) 
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Closed from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.) 
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Closed from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.) 
Friday: 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 
Saturday: Closed 
Sunday: Closed