Meet a Roadrunner: Angelica Docog is respected by peers as museum professional

Angelica Docog

Angelica Docog, excecutive director of UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures

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(Oct. 23, 2013) -- Meet Angelica Docog. She breathes life into the Lone Star State's diverse array of cultures.

Docog was appointed executive director at the Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC) in March 2012. She joined UTSA's museum from the Charlotte Museum of History, bringing to UTSA experience as a researcher, educator and museum administrator. Additionally, she has experience as a museum curator and an education and interpretation professional.

The Institute of Texan Cultures is among the top cultural arts destinations in San Antonio. It serves more than 150,000 students and visitors from around the world each year. It also is home to local celebrations such as the Asian Festival and Texas Folklife Festival, and numerous permanent and rotating exhibits.

Since her arrival, Docog has worked to align the ITC with UTSA's Tier One aspirations. The museum now reaches out to UTSA students, high schools, elementary schools and more with co-programming and student exhibit opportunities. Expansion of the education and interpretation department's programming further engages school teachers with new, innovative content, and prepares and maintains skills in teaching social studies, history and related disciplines.

Docog is highly respected by her peers in museum science and administration. She currently sits on the advisory board for Smithsonian Affiliates, the Asian Pacific committee of the American Association of Museums and the board of directors for the Confucius Institute at Pfeiffer University in Charlotte.

Also, she has served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of North Carolina and the University of Colorado, teaching museum education.

"The Institute of Texan Cultures is a key element in UTSA's community outreach efforts in San Antonio and across the state," said Jude Valdez, UTSA vice president for community services. "As a scholar and museum professional with a proven track record of success, Angelica was the optimal choice to lead the Institute of Texan Cultures in its mission to serve the community and provide access to unique learning opportunities, as UTSA transforms into a Tier One research institution."

For the latest on Institute of Texan Cultures exhibits and programs, visit TexanCultures.com.

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