Office of the President

President's Student Advisory Council

The President's Student Advisory Council is an elite group of undergraduate thought leaders who provide diverse insights into the student experience at UTSA. Through regular dialogues with the President, the Council offers feedback on student priorities and acts as a sounding board for new ideas and university strategic initiatives.


2022 Members

Abraham Chapa
RFD (Business)
Term Ends 2023

Andrea Valero
Chemical Engineering
Term Ends 2024

Annabelle Damon
Interior Design
Term Ends 2023

Bianca Diaz
Marketing
Term Ends 2023

Brandon Hobza
Finance
Term Ends 2024

Brittany Frankens
Public Health
Term Ends 2024

Danielle Nagad
Biology
Term Ends 2024

Deniff Lara
Sociology
Term Ends 2024

Erica McFarland
Public Health
Term Ends 2024

Gabriella Bocanegra
Environmental Science
Term Ends 2023

Gauri Raje
Biology
Term Ends 2023

Grace Johnson
Cyber Security
Term Ends 2023

Jonathan Carawan
Political Science
Term Ends 2024

Jose A. Escobedo
Political Science
Term Ends 2023

Joshua Chaj Ulloa
Chemical Engineering
Term Ends 2024

Lachlan Bofinger
Kinesiology
Term Ends 2024

Lance Tran
Actuarial Science
Term Ends 2024

Manuel Gonzalez
Civil Engineering
Term Ends 2023

Mary Shaw
Musical Studies
Term Ends 2022

Megan Siegel
Accounting
Term Ends 2023

Sebastian Espinoza
Electical Engineering
Term Ends 2023

Sophie Omoworare
Kinesiology
Term Ends 2023

Tenè Mckenzie
Accounting
Term Ends 2023

Tonnie Okhiria
Information Systems and Cyber Security
Term Ends 2023

Zachary Nepote

Zachary Nepote
Global Affairs
Term Ends 2023


Past Members


Structure

The council meets 3 - 4 times a semester with President Eighmy to discuss topics pertinent to the UTSA student experience. Council members may occasionally be requested to attend special meetings or events to gather input or share their perspective.

Membership

The Council is comprised of 25 undergraduate students representing various academic programs, co-curricular experiences and demographic backgrounds. 

Members serve a one or two-year term. 

Contact

Carlos Martinez
Chief of Staff and Senior Vice President for Institutional Strategic Planning, Compliance Risk Management
Office of the President

Phone: 210-458-4101
Email: carlos.martinez.cos@utsa.edu 


Nomination Process

All freshmen, sophomore and juniors in good academic standing are eligible for nomination to the Council. All student nominations must be forwarded to the president by a college dean or other designated members of the administration. 

Nominated students will then be asked to complete an online application form, requiring a resume and statement of interest. All applicants will be reviewed by the Office of the President, and finalist interviews will take place to determine final appointments.

All interested students can be nominated by the dean of their academic college or by one of the other campus administrators listed below. 

JoAnn Browning
Dean, College of Engineering and
Integrated Design

Lisa Campos
Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics and Athletics Director

Lynne Cossman
Dean, College of Health, Community and Policy

Mario Torres
Dean, College of Education and Human Development

Lisa Firmin
UTSA Military Liaison, Veteran and Military Affairs

Sean Kelly
Dean, Honors College

Glenn Martinez
Dean, College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Carlos Martinez
Chief of Staff and Senior Vice President for Institutional Strategic Planning, Compliance Risk Management, Office of the President

Barry McKinney
Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Activities

Pamela Smith
Interim Dean, Alvarez College of Business

Heather Shipley
Senior Vice Provost of Academic Affairs and Dean of University College

David Silva
Dean, College of Sciences