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Assistant Vice President for Institutional Inclusive Excellence-Faculty and Staff Initiatives (IIE-FSI)

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Dr. Stella Silva

Assistant Vice President, IIE - FSI
Interim Chief Diversity Officer

ss23@txstate.edu

512.245.2278

She/Her/Hers

 

Dr. Silva leads the Institutional Inclusive Excellence Team for Faculty and Staff Initiatives and serves as the Interim Chief Diversity Office.  She has been an administrator in diversity, equity, inclusion since 1997.  She also holds a PhD in Educational Administration with a concentration in Higher Education from the UT Austin, a master’s degree in Adult and Higher Education from the UTSA and a BFA from UT Austin.  Dr. Silva is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Kappa Delta Pi and Golden Key National Honor Societies.  In 2006, she received the Texas State’s Mariel Muir Excellence in Mentoring Award and the Excellence in Diversity Award in 2014. In 2016, she was the recipient of the prestigious Student Foundation’s, Foundations of Excellence Award.

IIE-FSI

Admin III

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Carol Alvarez

Admin III
c_a206@txstate.edu
512.245.1649
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Carol Alvarez is the Admin III for Institutional Inclusive Excellence – Faculty and Staff Initiatives. She assists Dr. Silva as well as the rest of the office and handles the administration duties. Should you have any questions about anything please feel free to contact her.

Affirmative Action Specialist

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Annalisa Turner

Affirmative Action Specialist
a.turner@txstate.edu
512.408.4016
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Annalisa maintains the university’s Affirmative Action Plan and performs the equity reviews for all staff and faculty hires, ensuring compliance with federal hiring regulations and university policy.

Talent Acquisition

Director of Talent Acquisition & Inclusion 

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LynnAnn Brewer
Director of Talent Acquisition & Inclusion
lb64@txstate.edu
512.408.2216
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LynnAnn Brewer is the Director of Talent Acquisition, Inclusion, and Retention. As a first-generation college graduate and woman of color who has navigated the human resources profession for over twenty years. Her experience as a Vietnamese and Chinese child of war refugees leads her to value the diverse perspectives that make the Bobcat nation a more inclusive community.

 

 

Manager of Talent Acquisition & Inclusion

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Alicia Barthel
Manager of Talent Acquisition & Inclusion 
afb48@txstate.edu
512.408.0154
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Alicia manages the Talent Acquisition, Inclusion and Retention team and supports the university with the strategic development of community partnerships and assists in creating talent pipelines to secure a diverse talent pool. She oversees the coordination Bobcat J.E.D.I. Certificate Program and provides support in applicant tracking, career fairs, employment eligibility verifications, and provides consultations to applicants.
 

Talent Acquisition

Sr. Talent Acquisition & Inclusion Recruiter

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Deana Townsend
Sr. Talent Acquisition & Inclusion Recruiter 
dt1100@txstate.edu
512.408.4116
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Deana is a Sr. Talent Acquisition and Inclusion Recruiter who provides talent acquisition and recruitment services in an effort to build a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce at Texas State. She develops effective recruitment strategies to fill staff positions and manages the job posting process. She provides support to university users of PeopleAdmin and HireRight, determines effective recruitment advertising tools, and compiles, analyzes and maintains recruitment data and metrics.

Talent Acquisition & Inclusion Recruiter

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Leah Brown
Talent Acquisition & Inclusion Recruiter 
lb1365@txstate.edu
512.408.4308
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Leah is a Talent Acquisition and Inclusion Recruiter who provides talent acquisition and recruitment services in an effort to build a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce at Texas State. She manages the recommendation for hire process for the placement of staff positions including pre-employment screening and building and maintaining relationships with hiring managers and candidates throughout the job offer process. She provides support to university users of PeopleAdmin and HireRight, and compiles, analyzes, and maintains recruitment data and metrics.

Graduate Assistants & Student Workers

Our graduate assistants and student workers are the most important contributors to our team. They help us carry out the University's mission, values, and goals. We mentor our assistants and students through their employment to learn more about diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, talent acquisition, knowledge, skills, abilities. In their positions, they develop competencies and behavior to grow professionally, be globally acclimated, and ready for a career post-graduation.