Institutional Advancement

Division of Institutional Advancement

Buckley-Mitchell Building | 4301 Broadway, CPO 309 | 210.829.6012

Vice President: Christopher Gallegos
 Campaign Coordinator/Prospect Researcher: Lynn Davis-Johnson
Administrative Assistant to the V.P.: Roslyn Grimes

Phone: (210) 829-6012
Fax: (210) 829-2760

The Division of Institutional Advancement at Incarnate Word coordinates and manages all fund-raising activities to provide support for University and High School operations, capital projects, special programs, and the endowment. In this endeavor, the Vice President for Institutional Advancement is assisted by the Alumni Relations and Planned Giving Office, the Development Office, and the Foundation, Corporate and Government Relations Office.

Professional staff in the Division of Institutional Advancement work closely with the University Development Board, a voluntary group of 50 business and community leaders who assist UIW with fund-raising programs and special events.

Institutional Advancement Offices provide direction for all campus-sponsored and fund-raising projects. Student organizations are strongly encouraged to contact the Vice President of Institutional Advancement for advice and assistance.

Alumni & Parent Relations Office

McCracken House | 4301 Broadway, CPO 298 | 210.829.6014

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Dean of Alumni & Parent Relations: Dr. Lisa McNary
Assistant Director of Alumni Relations: Mercedes Moreno
Assistant Director of Parent Relations: Gaby Alvarado 
Office Manager: Venessa Avant

Phone:  (210) 829-6014
Fax:  (210) 829-3952

The Department of Alumni Relations encourages alumni to be involved with their alma mater after graduation and maintains the database of alumni records for more than 19,000 graduates and former students of the University of the Incarnate Word. Membership is automatically granted to all Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral graduates of UIW, the UIW Adult Degree Completion Program (ADCaP) and the UIW Universe Online program. Graduates of China Incarnate Word and Centro Universitario Incarnate Word are also considered part of the UIW Alumni Association. 

Events such as Homecoming, Reunions, and various networking events are hosted by the Alumni Relations staff.  The Department of Alumni Relations is always looking into new ways to involve alumni with the University of the Incarnate Word. 

Communications and Marketing

Buckley-Mitchell Advancement Center | 4301 Broadway, CPO 316 | 210.829.6001

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Director: Margaret Garcia
Publications Coordinator: Marissa Rodriguez
Advertising and Marketing Coordinator:
Special Events Coordinator: Ashley Davis
Social Media/Communications Specialist: Victoria Reyna
Secretary: Amanda Bennett

Phone: (210) 829-6001

The UIW Office of Communications and Marketing is responsible for promoting and advancing the image of the University of the Incarnate Word and the Brainpower Connection high schools: Incarnate Word High School and St. Anthony Catholic High School through advertising, marketing, public relations, publications, social media and special events. The Communications and Marketing staff is also responsible for coordinating community events including the annual Light the Way holiday campus lighting celebration, press conferences, and overseeing ad distribution, design and placement.


McCracken House | 4301 Broadway, CPO 317 | 210.829.6013

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Director: Rosie Garcia
Development Associate: Ana P. Bribiesca
Stewardship and Gifts Coordinator: Leticia Lopez
Annual Fund Coordinator:
Assistant Director of Development & Advancement Services: Ralph Flanigan 
Donor Relations Manager:  Nancy Hodgkinson
Office Manager: Sylvia Kutschenreuter

Phone: (210) 829-6013
Fax: (210) 829-3952

The Development Office is responsible for conducting fund-raising campaigns and special events to support the Annual Fund for University of the Incarnate Word.

Monies raised through the Annual Fund help to make up the difference between student tuition (which covers approximately 68%) and the total cost of education at Incarnate Word. The Annual Fund provides monetary support for student scholarships, academic divisions, library and computer resources, academic and student services, and campus ministry and counseling programs. The Associates Campaign (for gifts of $1,000 or more) is a major program of the Annual Fund.

Another annual event, the Swing-In Golf Tournament and Auction Dinner, also supports scholarships as well as athletic programs and equipment. The Development Office also coordinates the Annual Employee Campaign at Incarnate Word and pursues funding for endowed student scholarships and endowed professorial chairs.

Foundation, Corporate and Government Relations Office

Buckley-Mitchell Bldg. | 4301 Broadway, CPO 127 | 210.829.3971

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Director: Jon Gillespie
Associate Director: Armando Saliba 
Admin. Assistant/Researcher: Terri Galvin

Phone: (210) 829-6077
Fax: (210) 829-2760

This office is responsible for cultivating donor relationships with corporations -- local, national and multinational -- as well as philanthropic foundations and the federal government. It continually conducts research to determine what opportunities for funding are available from sources, and submits proposals and applications accordingly. The office is not only reactive, assisting faculty, staff and administrators in developing and preparing proposals, but it is also proactive, initiating projects and programs and writing the proposals to seek funding for them.

The Office of Foundation, Corporate and Government Relations currently is pursuing funding for a variety of projects and programs at Incarnate Word, including renovation and expansion of the Science Hall, Communication Arts technology and scholarships, and several international initiatives in Asia and Central and South America.

Planned Giving Office

Buckley-Mitchell Bldg. | 4301 Broadway, CPO 309 | 210.829.6071

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Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving:  Alex Castañeda

The Planned Giving Office helps donors make a gift to UIW both now and in the future through various giving options that can bring immediate and deferred tax advantages to the donor and his heirs while also having a meaningful impact on UIW.  Typical planned gifts include will bequests, charitable gift annuities, and life income gifts.  The Planned Giving Office has a wide variety of brochures on planned giving topics and can assist the donor and advisers in determining the appropriateness of a gift.
Those individuals who make a planned gift to UIW become members of the prestigious Verbum Society.  “Verbum” is Latin for “Word,” and symbolic of the University’s continuing mission of providing a quality education within the context of faith.  The Verbum Society is instrumental in providing educational opportunities for UIW students, faculty, and the local community. 
For more information on how to make a gift in perpetuity to UIW, the Verbum Society, or your giving options, please click here.

Printing Services and Graphic Design

Administration Building | 4301 Broadway, CPO 2 | 210.829.3957

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Director: Michael Hood    
Graphic Designer: Marisol Martinez   
Print Distribution Manager: Albert Guerrero   
Copy Center Manager:   Elysia Avila

Phone: (210) 829-3957

It is the mission of the University of the Incarnate Word Printing Services and Graphic Design department to bring the most creative, economical and speedy solutions to customers' printing and
design needs and in the spirit of the UIW mission. The UIW Office of Printing Services and Graphic Design offers the graphic design and printing (including laminating, binding and/or stitching) of UIW printed materials. Graphic design from this office covers uses in print, web, video or any other practical application. This office also designs many of the advertisements for the school as well as designing three issues of the alumni magazine per year.

This office also produces and maintains standards on UIW signage and displays about the UIW campus as well as maintaining quality assurance on usage of UIW branded logos overall.

Included in the Office of Printing Services and Graphic Design is the UIW Copy Center. This department offers the quick printing and copying (laminating, binding and/or stitching) of UIW printed materials. Also produces UIW business cards and nametags.