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Leadership Team

Administration

Twister Marquiss, director of the Common Experience

Twister Marquiss, M.F.A.

Director of the Common Experience

Senior Lecturer, University College
512.245.3579
twister@txstate.edu

Dr. Erika Nielson

Erika Nielson, Ph.D.

Assistant Director
and Common Reading Coordinator

Senior Lecturer, University College
512.245.3579
erika.nielson@txstate.edu

Executive Chair of 2019-2020 Theme

Erika Nielson, Ph.D.

Assistant Director of the Common Experience
and Common Reading Coordinator

Co-Chairs of 2019-2020 Theme

Victoria Black, M.Ed.

Director of PACE Peer Mentoring

Craig Hanks, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Philosophy

Kym Fox, M.A.

Associate Professor of Practice, School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Jeanne Heinen, M.A.

Assistant Director of Development, University Advancement

Creative Staff

Shannon Faseler, M.F.A.
Curator, Gallery of the Common Experience

Kaylee Smith
Social Media Coordinator

Allison Jones
Social Media Associate

Flor Barajas
Graphic Designer

Taylor Kirby
Digital Content Editor

2019-2020 Common Experience Committee

Dr. Audwin Anderson
Director, Center for Diversity and Gender Studies

Miguel Arellano Arriaga
Retention Management and Planning

Kayla Ayala
Undergraduate Student, Junior

Victoria Black
Director, PACE Peer Mentoring

Dale Blasingame
School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Michelle Bohn
Senior Administrative Assistant, University College

Dr. Kambra Bolch
Associate Dean for Academic Programs, University College

Kaysie Seitz Brown
Department of Theatre and Dance

Dr. Claire Canavan
Department of Theatre and Dance

Pamela Carlile
San Marcos Public Library

Dr. Jo Ann Carson
Department of Philosophy

Lisa Chrans
General Studies

Dr. Brian Cooper
Department of Geography

Dr. Kama Davis
Attorney for Students

Maisha Farzana
Undergraduate Student, Senior

Dr. Shannon FitzPatrick
Community Member

Kym Fox
School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Matthew Gonzales
Undergraduate Student, Sophomore

Tammy Gonzales
Center for the Study of the Southwest

Alexis Guerrero
Academic Programs Office, University College

Jaimie Haider
Director, PACE Academic Advising

Chad Hammett
Department of English

Margo Handwerker
School of Art and Design

Dr. Craig Hanks
Chair, Department of Philosophy

Jeanne Heinen
Assistant Director of Development, Annual Giving

Kay Hetherly
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Dana Holmes
University Seminar

Allison Jones
Undergraduate Student, Senior

Dr. Elizabeth Kanon
Department of Philosophy

Dr. Mark Kinzler
Attorney for Students

Dr. Jennifer Lamm
Department of Political Science

Dr. Michelle Lopez
University Seminar

Twister Marquiss
Director of the Common Experience

Whitney Shylee May
Department of English

Diann McCabe
Community Member

Danielle McEwen
Department of Psychology

Laramie McWilliams
Assistant Dean of Students

Dr. Amy Meeks
Department of Psychology

Dr. Michael Nelson Miller
University Seminar

Dr. Greg Moses
Department of Philosophy

Nadine Mozon
Department of Theatre and Dance

Yvonne Natoli
McCoy College of Business Administration

Dr. Prisca Ngondo
School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Dr. Erika Nielson
Assistant Director of the Common Experience

Diane Osborne
Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Sandy Pantlik
Assistant Vice President, University Communication

Dr. Nathan Pino
Department of Sociology

Sarah Pivonka
Academic Budget Specialist, University College

Gaila Raymer
Evans Auditorium

Brittlin Richardson
Undergraduate Student

Dr. Jeremy Roethler
General Studies, University College

Dr. Aimee Roundtree
Associate Dean for Research, College of Liberal Arts

Dr. Nico Schüler
School of Music

Amanda Scott
Department of English

Emari Shelvin
Undergraduate Student, Senior

Liz Sisemore
Community Member

Kaylee Smith
Undergraduate Student, Senior

Michelle Sotolongo
Honors College

Jordan Stern
School of Music

Dr. Peter Tschirhart
Associate Dean, Honors College

Dr. Louie Valencia
Department of History

Dr. Rosina Valle
Associate Director, Center for P-16 Initiatives

Margaret Vaverek
University Libraries

Lea Velez
School of Social Work

Vanessa Villescas
University Marketing

Nicole Wesley
Department of Theatre and Dance

Dr. Julie Westerlund
Department of Biology

Taylor Willis
Dean of Students Office

Dr. Nancy Wilson
Director of Lower Division Studies, Department of English

Holly Wise
School of Journalism and Communication