Advisory Board


Inclusive Excellence Advisory Board



The Inclusive Excellence Advisory Board  (IEAB) is a standing board designed to proactively and systemically address issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion with the goal of developing and maintaining a welcoming and inclusive campus. The Inclusive Excellence Advisory Board, in parallel with the former Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council (DIAC), is an inclusive board made up of faculty, staff, and students with over 30 representatives from across the campus. The IEAB uses nationally recognized best practices as a foundation for their work, shaping priorities based on feedback from the broad membership and representative segments of the UTSA community to address Diversity and Equity issues. The IEAB is agile and can create additional committees, councils, and task forces to advance specific aspects of Inclusive Excellence and meet the diversity and equity needs of the UTSA community.

On an ongoing basis, the IEAB will: 

  • Assist the Vice President for Inclusive Excellence in establishing and maintaining a framework for inclusive excellence at UTSA
  • Identify challenges and provide recommendations to UTSA’s senior leadership
  • Review and recommend changes to processes and policies as needed
  • Monitor progress of committees and report to stakeholders at regular intervals
  • Work with the Campus Climate Team to understand and develop recommendations to reduce implicit bias at UTSA
  • Provide coordination and support for existing affinity groups, committees, and other inclusive excellence entities at UTSA

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2021-2022 Advisory Board Meeting Schedule

  • Friday, September 17, 2021 at 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Friday, October 15, 2021 at 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Friday, November 19, 2021 at 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Friday, December 3, 2021 at 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Friday, Feb 4, 2022 at 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Friday, March 4, 2022 at 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Friday, April 1, 2022 at 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Friday May 6, 2022 at 11:00am-12:00pm
  • No June Meeting
  • No July Meeting

The Inclusive Excellence Advisory Board meetings are open to the UTSA community. Currently, all meetings are held virtually via Teams. If you are interested in attending a meeting as a guest, please notify Cynthia Arreola, Secretary to the Board.


Carolyn Ellis, Assistant Dean, UTSA Libraries

Norma Guerra, Associate Professor, COEHD

Secretary to the Board

Cynthia Arreola, Chief of Staff & Assistant Director for Strategic Initiatives, Office of Inclusive Excellence


Myron Anderson Vice President for Inclusive Excellence
Carolyn Ellis  Accessibility / Libraries - Co-chair 
Norma Guerra College of Education & Human Development - Co-chair
Cynthia Arreola Inclusive Excellence - Secretary
Roger Enriquez  Department of Criminal Justice - Campus Climate Committee Chair 
Kelly Nash Dept of Physics - Cultural Intelligence Committee Chair
Lynn Cossman HCaP Dean
Rene Zenteno  HCaP Demography 
Venetta Williams CEID / Department of Architecture
Saadet Beeson CEID / Department of Architecture
Brian Kelley CEID / Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 
Pepe Chang College of Business / Department of Management
Sonia Saldivar-Hull COLFA
John Phillip Santos Honors College
Carlos Velez College of Engineering Student Success Center
David Silva College of Science 
David Mongeau School of Data Science 
Christine Moeller Intercollegiate Athletics 
Ambika Mathur  Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate School 
Ginger Hernandez Graduate School 
Vanessa Kenon Information Technology
Laura Munroe Recreation Center - Student Affairs
Angelica Barrera Executive Director, Advising Administration
Elvira Leal  University Relations
Angela Speck Department Chair Council
Damaris Ibarra  Staff Senate / Staff Council
Natasha Burns Faculty Senate / Graduate Council 
Rebecca Anderson Development & Alumni Relations
Michelle Stevenson Research, Economic Development, and Knowledge Enterprise
Stephanie Schoenborn UTSA Police
Thomas Calucci UTSA Police
Jinny Case Institutional Inetelligence 
Denise Moore Human Resources (Alternate)
Sylvia Esparza Compliance 
Blanca Pokorney International Programs
Michael Logan Veteran and Military Affairs
Maria Alejandro Academic Affairs
Vincent Perez  Multicultural Student Center 
Changfeng Gui Association of Chinese Professors 
Xiaohe Xu Association of Chinese Professors 
Yolanda Williams Black Faculty and Staff Association 
Andrea Aleman COLFA FTT Affinity Group
Melinda Denton  Faculty Parents Network 
Alan Meca First - Gen Faculty
Annette Portillo Indigenous Faculty, Community, and Allies Coalition 
Matthias Hofferberth International Faculty
Belinda Harmon LA Raza
Althea Campuzano  Postdoc Association
Derek Robertson Pride Faculty and Staff Association
Kat Carrillo Rowdy Warrior Military Veterans Alliance
Joshua Trigo Rowdy Warrior Military Veterans Alliance
Trey (Odell) Kelley  Rowdy Warrior Military Veterans Alliance
Madison Cowles Survivors Faculty & Staff Alliance
Annette Portillo  Women of Color Faculty Activist Association 
Maren Kitogo Multicultural Advisory Council
Donna Edmondson Women's Professional Development and Synergy Academy (WPASA)
Monica Avila Edman Student
Bailey Greene Student Government Association
Kennedy Caskeysga President's Inclusive Excellence Scholarship
Alicia Moreno Presidential inclusive excellence scholarship
Dante Gonzalez Spectrum President
Stephanie Hernandez Graduate Research Assistant, Dept of Demography
Mufaro Chitakure Student
Ashley Schneider  Graduate Assistant, College of Business 
Kenneth Hardeman  Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated President
Daisy Guzman Hispanic Student Association