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Mon-Sat: 9 am - 5 pm Sun: Noon - 5 pm (210) 458-2300

Staff & Advisors

  • Leadership Team
  • Business Operations
  • Communications & Marketing
  • Education
  • Exhibits, Collections, & Research
  • Facilities
  • Facility Rental
  • Housekeeping & Grounds
  • Library Special Collections
  • Membership & Volunteer Programs
  • Police Department
  • Festivals
  • Student Workers & Interns
  • Tours & Field Trips
  • Visitor Services & Museum Store

We love hearing from you.

The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures staff is committed to providing the best possible experience for museum patrons. Many serve on professional society and community boards and frequently are called upon to present at academic symposia, museum industry conferences, community events, and classrooms across the state. These are the people behind the Institute’s exhibits, programs, special events, festivals, and daily operations. Please let us know how we can serve you and the community by calling us individually with the information provided below, or call our main line, (210) 458-2300, for any assistance.

Departments

Leadership Team

Business Operations

Communications & Marketing

Education

Exhibits, Collections, & Research

Facilities

Facility Rental

Housekeeping & Grounds

  • George Gutierrez

    Housekeeping Supervisor
  • Yvette Riley

    Housekeeper
  • Yanina Cantu

    Housekeeper

Library Special Collections

Membership & Volunteer Programs

Police Department

Festivals

Student Workers & Interns

Tours & Field Trips

Visitor Services & Museum Store

Community Advisory Board

The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures engages with community and academic leaders to assure that its exhibits and programs represent the public interest and adhere to the institute’s mission of preserving heritage and championing diversity. Members represent a broad spectrum of business fields and academic disciplines. The Community Advisory Board has a role in the Institute’s community involvement and often seek out partnership and philanthropic opportunities for the Institute.

  • Aaronetta Pierce
    Community Leader
  • Corky Rubio
    Owner at Siderco International
  • Alicia Treviño
    DHR Architects
  • Anita Fernandez
    Office of Honorable State Rep. Diego Bernal
  • Chico Chiscano
    Community Leader
  • David Johnson, Emeritus
    UTSA Professor
  • Epitacio Resendez
    Rancher in Mexico; Real Estate Investor
  • Estella Kierce
    Retired Founder of Insurance Agency serving the Rural Communities of Texas
  • Chuck Kierce
    Retired Founder of Insurance Agency serving the Rural Communities of Texas
  • Frank Herrera
    Law Office of Frank Herrera
  • Ginger Purdy
    Community Organizer
  • GP Singh, Chair
    Community Leader for Sikh DharamSal
  • Guy Douglas
    Media Brokers Group CEO/President
  • Helen Bryan
    Corporate Services Consulting Executive at Bryan Group
  • Howard Peak, Emeritus
    Former Mayor of San Antonio
  • Jeff Pruett
    Vice President, Principal Relationship Manager at Wells Fargo
  • Lionel Sosa
    CEO of YesOurKidsCan.org and Founder, Sosa & Sosa Consultation & Design
  • Mary Alice Cisneros
    Founder/former President of American Sunrise
  • Matt Olivera
  • Raul Lomeli
    Executive Chairman at SABEResPODER
  • Rebeca “Becky” Barrera
    Latino Cultural Program Design
  • Sabrina Avila
    CEO/President of Brand Panacea Business Development, Marketing & Print

Faculty Advisory Board

The ITC Faculty Advisory Board is comprised of distinguished academic professionals that represent diverse disciplines. These individuals lend their expertise to assure that the Institute's exhibits and programs are academically sound, guaranteeing that what is presented to the public is accurate.

  • Amy Rushing
    UTSA Library Head of Special Collections
  • Betty Merchant
    UTSA Professor, College of Education and Human Development
  • Dean Hendrix
    UTSA Dean of Libraries
  • Gerry Poyo
    Chair, Department of History, St. Mary’s University
  • Jill Hernandez
    UTSA Associate Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy & Classics
  • John Phillip Santos
    UTSA University Distinguished Scholar in Mestizo Cultural Studies
  • John Reynolds
    Professor of History, Department of History
  • Laura Levi
    UTSA Associate Professor and Chair Department of Anthropology
  • Lauren Turk
    Assistant Professor, Department of History, Trinity University
  • Lopita Nath
    Associate Professor and Chair, Department of History; and Coordinator, Asian Studies Program, University of the Incarnate Word
  • Marco Cervantes
    UTSA Assistant Professor, Bi-Cultural Bilingual Studies
  • Margit Nagy
    Professor/Program Head of History, Our Lady of the Lake University
  • Rhonda Gonzales
    UTSA Associate Professor History, Department of History
  • Rogelio Saenz
    UTSA Dean of the College of Public Policy
  • Sandy Norman
    Chair, UTSA Department of Mathematics
  • Sarah Gould
    ITC Senior Curatorial Researcher
  • Scott Sherer
    UTSA Associate Professor of Art History and Gallery Director
  • Shawn Marceaux
    Director, UTSA Center for Archaeological Research
  • Simran Jeet Singh
    Assistant Professor, Department of Religion, Trinity University
  • Tim Draves
    Department of History, University of the Incarnate Word
  • Wan Xiang Yao
    UTSA Professor of Kinesiology, Health, & Nutrition; Director, East Asia Institute and Confucius Institute
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