Administration and Staff

Dr. Louis J. Agnese, Jr. (Austin and San Antonio Campuses)
PRESIDENT

Shu-Chiang Lin, Ph.D., M.S. (Austin and San Antonio Campuses) VICE PRESIDENT OF ACADEMICS/DIRECTOR OF THE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS SCIENCE /Campus Director: San Antonio

Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Purdue University
M.S.O.S.M., Maritime Systems Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.S., Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
B.S., Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

Dr. Lin is an experienced leader and facilitator in the area of lean-agile mindset and continuous improvement. His 30 years of experience spans various industries, such as healthcare, service, and manufacturing. He has facilitated over 200 large and medium scale projects by leveraging his extensive and deep understanding of the business process, risk and data analysis, decision making, text mining, machine learning, lean six sigma, human factors, and innovation to help companies achieve better results and improved customer experience. In addition to his professional experience in the United States, Mexico, and Taiwan, Dr. Lin has also served as a program/session chair and co-chair for various international conferences. He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed papers or book chapters since 2014, which includes 10 SCI/SSCI indexed journal articles, more than 10 EI/Scopus indexed articles, and a book titled “Work-Study-Industry 4.0” (6th edition). He has taught various management courses in colleges such as Purdue University, University of Texas at San Antonio, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, and National United University in Taiwan. His teaching philosophy has always revolved around patience, open-mindedness, motivation, fun, and preparing students for success both within and outside the academic environment.

Dr. Lin’s list of publications can be read via this link. 

Wen Huei Chen, M.S., M.Ed. (Austin and San Antonio Campuses) VICE PRESIDENT OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Master of Human Performance and Health Promotion, University of New Orleans                                                                                                                              Bachelor of Education, National Taiwan Normal University

Mr. Chen has many years of experience as a businessman and consultant to institutions of higher education. He combines his background in higher educational leadership with business acumen and an emphasis on organizational and personal success and achievement. He has served on the Development Board of the University of the Incarnate Word and on the Board of American First Bank in Houston.

Antonio Holloway, MBA, MS (Austin and San Antonio Campuses)

M.S. Human Resource Management, Southern New Hampshire Univ., Concord, NH
M.B.A. Healthcare Management, Our Lady of the Lake – San Antonio, Texas
B.B.A. Finance, Wayland Baptist University, Plainview, Texas


Mr. Holloway’s professional career spans over thirty years in higher education, primarily in the area of Title IV financial aid administration where he has substantial knowledge in organizing and managing the operations and activities of federal, state, and private financial aid programs. He embraces the enrollment management concept where the enrollment management team (admissions, registrar, and financial aid) is an integral part of recruitment, enrollment growth, and retention. He has experience working with for-profit and private not-for-profit institutions. He is very active in training provided by the National Association of Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) and The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), where he has served before on committees with both organizations. He currently serves on a diversity and inclusion committee with the Texas Association of Financial Aid Administrators (TASFAA). In addition, he has over ten years of direct experience in Human Resources. He is a member of Delta Mu Delta and Kappa Gamma Pi honor societies.

Jue Iris Gong, MBA (Austin and San Antonio Campuses) ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

Master of Business Administration, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas

Ms. Gong has many years of experience in management, sales and customer service in China and the United States. She has served as manager of WHCTC in San Antonio. Her responsibilities at WHCTC included analyzing the profitability of products and determining their market potential. Ms. Gong also develops and analyzes financial reports to determine progress in achieving business objectives. She also provides technical support to customers and monitors the accuracy of product display and appearance to implement promotions that ensure presentation pricing and signage are properly displayed to maintain in-stock conditions. Ms. Gong previously served as assistant to the general manager at Elegant Palace Holdings Ltd., in Hong Kong, where she documented and prepared reports on management and information systems. Her other responsibilities included monitoring and managing operational activities. She also directed the operational risks, financial aspects and audit processes of the properties.

Ronald W. Meyer, C.P.A. (Austin and San Antonio Campuses) CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

B.B.A., Accounting, University of Texas at San Antonio

Mr. Meyer, a native of San Antonio, is a Certified Public Accountant who passed all four parts of the CPA examination on his first attempt in 1991. He joined a local public accounting firm the following summer. He is a member of the Austin Chapter of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, and a frequent speaker for such groups as the Austin Young Lawyers Association, Southwest Region of the National Society of Professional Engineers, South Texas Youth Soccer Association, Texas Association of Builders, and the Texas Society of Professional Engineers. He is the founder and Managing Member of Ronald W. Meyer, P.L.L.C., based in Austin, Texas. His areas of responsibility include preparation or review for individual, corporate, partnership, estate, trust, homeowner association, and non-profit organization tax returns.

Maoyi Cai, M.D., Dipl.O.M. (NCCAOM) (Austin Campus) ACADEMIC DEAN/ BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE DIRECTOR/INSTRUCTOR OF TCM

M.D., Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), U.S.A.
Medical Council of Canada (MCC), Canada
M.S. Biological Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso
Bachelor of Medicine, Clinical Medicine, Fu Dan University (formerly Shanghai Medical University, China)

Teaching Specialization: Biological Sciences

Dr. Cai’s professional career in biomedical sciences spans nearly 30 years, and includes distinguished service in China, Canada, and the United States. After completing his Bachelor of Medicine degree he practiced as a physician in the Shanghai Medical University Hospital before immigrating to North America. Dr. Cai has served as a board member of the Acupuncture Committee of Alberta, Canada, and also as the Dean of Academic Affairs at Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He has taught a variety of biological science courses at colleges and universities in Mexico and Texas. He is a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Dr. Cai joined the faculty of Texas Health and Science University in 2006. He has served as Academic Dean at Texas Health and Science University since 2008.

Roberto G. Guerrero, D.A.O.M., L.Ac. (San Antonio Campus) ACADEMIC DEAN - SAN ANTONIO/TCM INSTRUCTOR

D.A.O.M, Texas Health and Science University                                                        M.A.O.M., Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine                                    B.A., Psychology, The University of Texas in San Antonio                      

Teaching Specialization:  Acupuncture & Herbology

Dr. Guerrero, a Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist, is Owner of Alamo Acucare, a practice located in San Antonio, Texas, which specializes in pain management, chronic conditions, martial arts, and sport related injuries.  He received his doctoral and master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degrees from Texas Health and Science University.  He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at San Antonio.  Mr. Guerrero is Senior Instructor at the Mu Sool Won of San Antonio, Martial Arts Center.

Martha Calliham, L.Ac., MSAOM (Austin Campus) ASSESSMENT DIRECTOR

M.A.O.M., Texas Health and Science University
B.A., Music, Milton College, Milton, Wisconsin

Ms. Calliham enjoys supporting THSU by identifying and designing methods for assessment and evaluation of both student progress and institutional quality.  Before she was licensed as an acupuncturist in 1999, Ms. Calliham worked for ten years for the state of Texas.  As an acupuncturist, she has worked in a variety of practice settings including her own community-style clinic, chiropractic offices, and in an athletic club.

Ms. Calliham has built up over 13 years’ institutional memory in the THSU administration.  She is known for her diligent attention to detail and broad understanding of assessment and accreditation processes, developed through ongoing training with colleagues in the field of acupuncture higher education.  In 2019, Texas Health and Science University awarded Ms. Calliham an honorary doctorate for her valuable contributions to the success and furtherance of the institutional mission.

Zhen Sun, MAcc (Austin and San Antonio Campuses) BOOKKEEPER

MAcc, Accounting, Pennsylvania State University — University Park, Pennsylvania 

B.S. Accounting, Pennsylvania State University — University Park, Pennsylvania

Ms. Sun Ms. Sun has been an accountant at a manufacturing company where she managed the company’s financial analyses, sales analyses, and budget statements. While she was pursuing her master’s degree, she volunteered to help local people file tax returns. She began working at Texas Health and Science University in the Summer of 2019. 

Catherine Baty, MLS (Austin Campus) LIBRARIAN

M. Library Science, Texas Woman’s University
B. Interdisciplinary Studies: Education in Urban Society, University of New Orleans
Certificate in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Ms. Baty has experience in both public and academic libraries. She has developed library programming, assisting patrons in the use of technology and software, and given professional development presentations. Ms. Baty is a member of the Texas Library Association, American Library Association and the American Indian Library Association.

Alexandra Sanfter, B.S., A.A.S. (Austin Campus) REGISTRAR

Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, University of Texas at El Paso
Associate in Applied Science in Billing and Coding, Ultimate Medical Academy 

Ms. Sanfter comes to our university with over 15 years of experience in customer service including sales, food service and management. This experience built in her the desire to turn her skills with both people and business toward helping those who wish to better themselves, either through personal health or education. She brings this desire with her into her new career as a full-time recruiter for THSU. 

Dr. Patricia Watkins (Austin and San Antonio Campuses) FACULTY DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT

Jiuju Rita Zhou, BE (Austin Campus)

ADMISSIONS OFFICER

Bachelor of Economics, Major in International Economics and Trade, Shanghai Institute of Technology

Ms. Zhou brings unique experiences to her work, having lived and worked in many countries and regions and understanding the differences between customs and cultures. She once worked as a Portuguese translator in Africa.  Ms. Zhou applies her personal effectiveness, interaction skills and organizational skills to her work in the Admissions office at Texas Health and Science University.