Academic Affairs

Associate Vice Provost for Public Engagement & Research/Chief Curator, Institute of Texan Cultures

Search Timeline

  • Summer 2022: Develop Position Prospectus
  • Summer/Early Fall 2022: Advertise/Recruit Prospects
  • Fall 2022: Identify and Screen Semi-Finalists
  • End of Fall/Early Winter 2022: Finalist Campus Visits & Vetting
  • Winter/Early Spring 2023: Selection & Onboarding

About the Search

UTSA has secured Koya Partners Diversified Search Group, a nationally renowned firm, to conduct the search for the new Institute of Texan Cultures Associate Vice Provost for Public Engagement & Research/Chief Curator.

Founded in 2004, Koya has conducted over a thousand executive searches across the United States and around the world. In 2019, Koya Partners joined forces with Diversified Search, becoming part of The Diversified Search Group. Both firms have been founded and led by women and have long track records of building diversity and equity internally and through their placements. Their mission is to help clients achieve their missions by providing customized, strategic, and innovative services and support for acquiring and retaining exceptional talent.

Koya Managing Director Naree W.S. Viner will oversee the process with her team. Naree is widely regarded as one of the leading search consultants in the field and possesses particular expertise working with art museums and cultural institutions. She has placed many accomplished museum directors across the U.S. Clients include Harvard Art Museums; Museum of the City of New York; SFMOMA; the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, National Museum of American History, and National Portrait Gallery; Smart Museum of Art (University of Chicago); University of Michigan Museum of Art; and Yale University Art Gallery.

Search Advisory Committee

Search Advisory Co-Chairs

Glenn Martinez

Dean & Search Advisory Chair

UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Veronica Rodriguez

Interim Head Curator

UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures
Advisory Members
Sabrina Avila Owner and CEO Brand Panacea Enterprise LLC
Becky Barrera Executive Director SOMOS Cultura y Más
Felipe Barrera Director of Development UTSA Libraries
Matt Brown President and CEO CENTRO San Antonio
Alejandra Elenes Chair UTSA Department of Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Carolyn Ellis Senior Associate Vice Provost for Administration UTSA Shared Administration Core – Libraries/ITC/Art Collection
Deborah Omowale Jarmon CEO/Director San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum (SAAACAM)
Seok Kang Director, Professor UTSA Department of Communication
Steve Kosiba Associate Professor UTSA Department of Anthropology
Liz Lopez Education Curator UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures
Mary McAllen Director of Humanities Witte Museum
Joseph Nieto Student Affairs Chair and COS Senator UTSA Student Government Association
Debra Pena Director UTSA Writing Core Program
Amanda Perez Assistant Director Fraternity and Sorority Life UTSA Student Activities
Staff Senate Representative
Amy Rushing Assistant Vice Provost for Special Collections UTSA Libraries
John Phillip Santos University Distinguished Scholar in Mestizo Cultural Studies UTSA Honors College
Scott Scherer Professor UTSA Department of Art and Art History
Chris Torgerson Visitor Services and Tours Manager San Antonio Museum of Art
Rene Zenteno Chair UTSA Department of Demography
Faculty Senate Representative