AUSTIN, Texas —Dr. James L. Hill, vice president for community and school relations at The University of Texas at Austin, recently announced three promotions within his new administrative unit that was created by President Larry R. Faulkner’s reorganization of the campus administration plan.
Dr. Wanda Nelson, who has served for the past five years as the director of the University Outreach Center, was promoted to executive director.
She will provide leadership, supervision and direction to the directors and staff of the Dallas, McAllen, San Benito and Austin centers. She also will assist in program implementation for the Houston, Corpus Christi and San Antonio outreach centers. One of her priorities will be to ensure that accountability measures are in place to determine program effectiveness.
Dr. Robert (Bob) Galvan was promoted to the position of assistant vice president for school relations. He previously served as a “special assistant” to the vice president. Galvan’s duties were expanded to include working closely with the San Antonio Independent School District and the Golden Triangle area, which includes Beaumont, Port Arthur and Orange ISDs, in implementing the Texas Longhorns PREP Program and the Longhorn Opportunity Program. He will continue to work closely with the school administrators, principals, counselors, teachers, parents and students relative to HB588 (top 10% Bill).
Terry Wilson, executive director of community relations, received the third promotion. On Sept. 1, Wilson became associate vice president for community relations.
“During the past year, he did an outstanding job in serving as chair of the Martin Luther King Statue Committee. The University will reap the success of this celebration for years to come and will greatly benefit from his outstanding leadership in bringing the Martin Luther King Statue to fruition,” Hill said.
In his new role, Wilson will continue to provide leadership to such programs as the Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Competition, the Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights and other UT community projects. He also will provide leadership for the development of a “Community Relations Forum” to inform, educate and solicit comments about a wide range of topics and issues relevant to the community and the University.
“All three have done an excellent job in promoting the University and its mission during their tenures, and I am looking forward to working with them in their new roles,” Hill said.