Mary G. Hernandez, M.B.A.

Mary G. HernandezMary G. Hernandez, M.B.A., serves as the Senior Associate Vice President for Administration and Operations at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). In her current role, Mary oversees critical administrative units, including People Excellence, Campus Services, the Business Affairs Business Service Center, Risk and Emergency Management, Business Affairs Strategic Communications, and Pandemic Operations. 

Since joining UTSA in 2019, she has been instrumental in implementing numerous institutional initiatives and programs. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she orchestrated the university's comprehensive operational response and recovery, ensuring the well-being of the campus community while maintaining the continuity of essential operations. 

Prior to her tenure at UTSA, Mary served as the President's Chief of Staff and Board Liaison at Texas Southmost College, optimizing institutional operations and governance. As the Senior Executive Director for Procurement and Travel Services at Texas State Technical College, she successfully led various business process redesign projects, standardizing procurement operations across 10 campuses and system administration. 

With a career that spans over 25 years of professional experience in higher education administration, Mary demonstrates an unwavering dedication to fostering a culture of excellence. She is committed to advancing UTSA’s mission and empowering the university to achieve its fullest potential. 

Mary earned her Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences and her Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Brownsville.