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New Manager of Diversity Initiatives named at Texas State

Manuel Garcia | January 9, 2019

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Dr. Stella Silva

Texas State named Dr. Stella Silva as the Manager, Diversity Initiatives in the Office of Equity and Inclusion. 

Dr. Silva has been with Texas State for more than 21 years, dating back to July 1997, when she served as the Assistant Director in the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion (formerly known as Multicultural Student Affairs). Dr. Silva is also former President of the Hispanic Policy Network (HPN), and a member of the HPN Advisory Council. Throughout her time at Texas State, Dr. Silva has served on many university-wide councils and divisional committees, and has founded and advised several student organizations.  

She presently serves as the Associate Director in the same office, as Deputy Assistant ADA Coordinator and an adjunct faculty member in the Student Affairs in Higher Education program. 

Dr. Silva earned her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in Educational Administration with a concentration in Higher Education and a graduate portfolio in Mexican American Studies. She earned her master’s degree in Adult and Higher Education from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Bachelors of Fine Arts from UT Austin. 

Dr. Silva’s areas of interest and research include social justice, diversity, equity and inclusion, multiculturalism, art and activism, and the experiences of marginalized students and communities. Dr. Silva is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Kappa Delta Pi, and Golden Key National Honor Societies and received the Texas State’s Mariel Muir Excellence in Mentoring Award in 2006 and the Excellence in Diversity Award in 2014.

For more information, contact University Communications:

Jayme Blaschke, 512-245-2555

Sandy Pantlik, 512-245-2922