Financial Affairs Welcomes Marco Garcia and Phranses Williams

January 25, 2024


Financial Affairs is pleased to welcome two new assistant vice presidents who bring substantial knowledge and experience in supply chain and budget operations and management. Marco Garcia joined Financial Affairs in early December as the assistant vice president of Supply Chain, while Phranses Williams began this month as assistant vice president for Budget and Financial Planning.

Marco Garcia

Bringing more than 18 years’ experience in supply chain, Garcia comes to UTSA from Capfleet Upfiters, where he served as corporate director. He will oversee Purchasing, Business Contracts, Disbursements and Travel Services, Distribution Services, Surplus and Inventory.

Garcia previously served as depot director of the Corpus Christi Army Depot’s Aviation Production, Manufacturing and Supply Chain, overseeing more than 800 employees and the annual management of more than $900M of materials processed throughout the depot. He is a graduate of the Institute for Defense and Business Depot and Arsenal Executive Leadership Program from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. He has earned a Master’s Degree in supply and logistics management, and a Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice from Troy University in Alabama.

He medically retired from the U.S. Army as a Company First Sergeant E-8 in 2005 due to a combat related injury during Operation Iraqi Freedom 1. He served in numerous non-commissioned officer leadership roles ranging from Team Leader to Company First Sergeant.

Knowing that UTSA has made major strides toward becoming a Tier 1 university, Garcia is excited to utilize his manufacturing supply chain experience in the higher education world. “I am excited to be at UTSA and look forward to exploring the differences and challenges of implementing production schedules and examining efficiency in a university setting,” he said. “It is an exciting time to be part of UTSA’s strategic mindset as it continues to blossom.”

“I also look forward to getting involved in community organizations, especially those whose mission is to help those in need.”

A Corpus Christi native, Garcia is an active weight lifter, dad to two sons and one daughter, grandfather of one, and looks forward to exploring the non-tourist side of San Antonio with his wife. He is especially excited about taking his daughter to their first UTSA volleyball game.

Phranses Williams

Williams brings more than 20 years of experience in finance administration, previously serving as director of Budget & Financial Planning at Grambling State University. She will also oversee Incentivized Resource Management (IRM).

In accepting her new role, Williams believes UTSA is an awesome next step in her career where she can impact the Roadrunner community in a meaningful way. “I was attracted by the concept of a Bold Future. For me, it represents courage, empowerment, development and excellence,” said Williams. “How amazing is it to be part of the growth and transformation taking place at UTSA? When you have an alignment of people, passion and purpose, you can’t help but feel excited for the days ahead. I look forward to building relationships with our stakeholders and immersing myself in upcoming projects.”

Williams grew up in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Both of her parents are first-generation college students and HBCU graduates who taught her the importance of a quality education. She holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Grambling State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.

Always up for an adventure, Williams looks forward to exploring the diverse culture San Antonio offers, including restaurants, live music and art galleries. An avid college football fan, she is ready for her first Roadrunner football game. Williams also looks forward to continuing her volunteer experience with organizations like Big Brothers/Big Sisters, where she can expand her work in helping children find their paths.

— Diane Gomez