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Staff Networking Team

The following networks were created in order to allow student affairs employee who identify with each of the networks to meet regularly, build connections, and support one another's professional development and personal growth. Although each network has a loose definition of the population it is intended to serve, the members of the SNT are aware that there may be a number of "job titles" that do not fall into one of three. Interested employees should try one or more networks on for size and see which one, if any is the best fit. The SNT is open for new network recommendations and encourages anyone interested in creating a new network to join our committee and help launch the new network.

Mid-Managers Network- Misty Kelley and Joan Tsacalis

This network is designed for student affairs employees who consider themselves mid-managers (not in entry level positions but not in director or senior level positions). Members of this network meet once a month and discuss a variety of topics selected by the membership.

Administrative Support Staff and Special Topics Presentation - Christine Bachman

This network is designed for student affairs employees who consider themselves administrative support staff/office managers, etc. Members of this network will meet once a month and discuss a variety of topics selected by the membership.

New Professionals Network – Mary Buzzeta and Carlos García

Tailgating - Lisa Jurgajtis, Renee Hopkins

Tailgating opportunities will available during the Fall and Spring semesters for staff to partake in. There is free food, music, fun and of course a chance to network with fellow colleagues and staff. After the tailgate, be sure to stay for the game and cheer on our Roadrunners!

Dinner Socials – Mary Buzzeta and Carlos García

Come join us try a new restaurant or enjoy an old favorite. Once a month there will be an opportunity for staff to enjoy dinner in a social and relaxed atmosphere with fellow colleagues. Locations will vary, so stay tuned! Spouses and significant others are welcome.

Wii Challenge - Elizabeth (Liz) Ross

A friendly competition once in a while never hurts! Departments can form teams and compete for bragging rights! Wii Bowling has been the game of choice, but more Wii games may be introduced in the near future!

Annual Jamboree – Zwisel Gandía, Charlin Jones, and Renee Hopkins

Are you ready to play some real bowling? Gather your office and/or department and form teams to compete for some fun and bragging rights! This Annual event will be held at a Bowling Alley off campus where staff and family are welcome to attend and participate!

The Staff Networking Team encourages Student Affairs staff to participate in these campus wide events.

UTSA Family Fest – A family friendly event held at the downtown campus in mid October.
Celebrate UTSA – A celebration of the diversity of UTSA. It is held in the UC Paseo in mid November.



If you're interested in joining the Staff Networking Team or have any questions or comments, please email:



  • Gandía, Zwisel
  • Jones, Charlin


  • Bachman, Christine
  • Bingham, Justin
  • Buzzetta, Mary
  • Cadena, Judy
  • Cervantes, Georgina
  • Garcia, Carlos
  • Hopkins, Renee
  • Jurgaitis, Lisa
  • Kelley, Misty
  • Luera, Rosalinda
  • Rames, Jennifer
  • Ramon, Rob
  • Ross, Liz
  • Tsacalis, Joan

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Events Calendar

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Team Meetings Calendar

Event Locations Date Time
Team Meeting Oak Room 09/13/11 3:00 - 4:00pm
Team Meeting Oak Room 09/27/11 3:00 - 4:00pm
Team Meeting Oak Room 10/11/11 3:00 - 4:00pm
Team Meeting Oak Room 10/25/11 3:00 - 4:00pm
Team Meeting Oak Room 11/8/11 3:00 - 4:00pm
Team Meeting Oak Room 12/6/11 3:00 - 4:00pm

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