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Matson announces new cabinet members

Texas A&M University-San Antonio welcomes two new members to the president’s cabinet. Both appointees will start their new positions Oct. 8

University president Cynthia Teniente-Matson announced the appointment of Brandy McLelland who will serve as the inaugural Vice President for Enrollment Management and Jessica Loudermilk as the new Chief of Staff/Director of Presidential Operations. Loudermilk replaces Jen Haft who previously held the position.

The new cabinet members come to Texas A&M-San Antonio with a combined 30-years of experience in higher education. McLelland served as Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management with California State University.

Loudermilk most recently served as Chief of Staff and Director of Academic Programs in the Division of Undergraduate Education at the University of California.

President Matson said in a university-wide announcement that McLelland will report directly to her and will oversee a team of more than 30 individuals in the new Division of Enrollment Management.

“She will be responsible for developing, executing and assessing a data-driven enrollment management plan that advances the University’s strategic plan,” Matson said.

As a member of the president’s cabinet, Matson said Loudermilk will also report to her and will oversee budgets, events and OOP internal operations.

“She will also serve as a liaison between the President’s Cabinet and internal and external stakeholders, and will manage the strategic plan reporting and support the Cabinet in implementing cross-campus initiatives’” Matson said.

The search for two such accomplished candidates is the result of the work performed by the search committees. Matson said it was the committee’s efforts and commitment which resulted in finding two such “stellar individuals” as McLelland and Loudermilk.

“I would like to thank Dr. Richard Ortega for leading the VP for Enrollment Management search, and Janice Parten for the valuable role she played in the Chief of Staff/Director of Presidential Operations search,” Matson said.

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Joyce Raposo
Joyce Raposo is a senior Communications major at Texas A&M University-San Antonio and Editor-in-Chief for the Mesquite Student Media. In 1992, she received her Associates degree in Liberal Arts from St. Philip’s College but took a hiatus from school to build a career in the medical industry. Joyce has years of experience working in Public Relations and Marketing, but looks forward to finally completing her bachelor’s degree in December 2018. In her spare time, Joyce enjoys Austin’s live music scene and keeping up with the latest alternative music and artists. She also loves to travel, dining out at trendy new restaurants and cooking for friends and family. After graduation, Joyce plans to use her love of music, public relations background and her journalism education to launch a new career in the music industry, which is her one true passion.

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