Meet Tomás Esquibel, Assistant Director of Enrollment

We’re shining the spotlight on the members of our amazing Enrollment Management team. These are some of the first friendly faces that prospective students encounter on their journey towards academic and personal growth.

With their expertise, compassion and commitment, these admissions professionals serve as a crucial link between aspiring students and their chosen programs, facilitating a sense of belonging and community that lasts throughout students’ time at Regis.


Name: Tomás Esquibel
Hometown: Denver, Colorado
Education: Metropolitan State University of Denver, B.A. Chicano Studies and B.A. Spanish, ‘00

Tell us a bit about your background. Where are you from and what kind of professional experience do you bring to Regis?
I’m from Denver, and I studied Chicano Studies and Spanish. I studied abroad at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico. Before coming to Regis, I was a middle and high school teacher for 14 years, which helps me relate to the education students I help get into Regis!

How long have you been working at Regis? And what drew you to Regis in the first place?
I just celebrated my four-year working anniversary at Regis! I love that Regis embraces students from all backgrounds and faiths. We have programs for students straight out of high school, working adults that have families, and students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Could you tell us specifically about some of the unique Mission opportunities you’ve been able to participate in?
I’ve participated in a three-day silent retreat, a Regis sponsored pilgrimage to Spain and Italy, and I co-facilitated a three-day retreat for Regis students where we went to the Mother Cabrini Shrine in the Colorado mountains. I have volunteered at the Food Bank of the Rockies Mobile Food Pantry, and I’ve also been a guest speaker for classes and at staff development workshops on campus.

In your opinion, what are the greatest strengths of a Regis education? And what sets Regis apart from other universities?
Regis education is great because students learn how to care for the whole person (cura personalis) and be of service to others. They learn that the relationships they cultivate promote the common good in their own community and globally. Our students learn how to think critically about the world and respond to its needs.

Do you have any advice for aspiring Regis students?
Ask questions during the application and admissions process! We want you to feel comfortable and confident when applying to Regis, and that you make the most informed decision about your education.

Is there anything else you’d like to mention about Regis University?
Regis has a lot of student resources! Students can get help with career résumé and cover letter writing when it’s time to apply for a new job. There are also academic resources like tutoring, the writing center and there is 24/7 research assistance.

Thank you to Tomás for his insights and dedication to our students. Stay tuned for our next spotlight soon!

Learn More About Regis