(SAN ANTONIO) – The San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame has selected UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures Executive Director Angelica M. Docog to join the 2019 class of inductees under the “innovation” category.
Docog became the first woman to head the institute when she assumed the executive director’s position in 2012. In the short time since her arrival, Docog has kept a brisk pace for exhibits and programs at the museum, and has worked diligently to connect the museum – an unconventional classroom – to area schools and to its parent institution, The University of Texas at San Antonio.
Various San Antonio nonprofit organizations, professional boards, and nationally and internationally recognized institutions have sought her out for her academic, leadership and community building skills. Docog currently sits on the boards of the San Antonio Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas; the Catholic Charities Refugee Advisory Board; and the UTSA President’s Student Leadership Council and Community Outreach Committee. Professionally, Docog sat on the Smithsonian Affiliations advisory board, and chaired the Latino and Asian Pacific committees for the American Alliance of Museums. In summer 2017, the National Museum of Korea in Seoul extended an invitation for her to be a guest researcher.
Estella Kierce, a member of the ITC Advisory Board, submitted Docog’s nomination. Kirerce cited two exhibits in particular, which made Docog a stand-out: an ITC centennial exhibit for the Girl Scouts; and “Girl’s Eye View: An East Side Herstory,” a student exhibit from the Martinez Street Women’s Center Girlzone program featuring student-produced photography, poetry and video.
Docog continues to emphasize the institute’s educational role for Texas and San Antonio, with further UTSA collaborations, including a Museum Studies minor. She has empowered her staff to plan and execute unique events, such as a recent “Heavy Metal Capital of the World” oral history and panel discussion which drew more than 200 music fans to the museum.
Angelica Docog is laying the groundwork for the next iteration of the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, so the museum can serve a new generation of Texans.
Induction ceremonies for the 2019 San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame class will be held March 23, 2019, at the Omni Colonnade Hotel. Additional information is available at SAWomensHallofFame.org.