Office of Communications and Marketing

The Staff


Debra Del Toro, Director of Communications and Marketing

Debra Del Toro has been in the communications industry for over 20 years. Her strengths include media relations, crisis communications, strategic planning, event planning and promotions. Prior to joining UIW in 2004, Debra worked with the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, St. Mary's University and as a freelance PR consultant to the City of San Antonio's Alamodome. She has been involved with numerous special events including the Rodeo, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus, and Disney on Ice. Debra graduated from St. Mary's University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English/Communication Arts.

She can be reached at  or (210) 829-6001.


Margaret Garcia, Associate Director of Communications and Marketing

Margaret Garcia serves the University of the Incarnate Word as Associate Director of Communications and Marketing. She has extensive experience in the communications industry including work with a local advertising and public relations agency, the Edwards Aquifer Authority, FOX TV Houston and KMOL (now WOAI TV) in San Antonio.

Margaret is the liaison between the university and its two Brainpower Connection high schools, Incarnate Word High School (IWHS) and St. Anthony Catholic High School (SACHS). Her responsibilities include media relations for UIW, SACHS and IWHS. She holds a Bachelor of Journalism from The University of Texas at Austin.

She can be reached at (210) 829-6001 or at


Summer Chandler, Marketing and Advertising Coordinator

Summer Chandler serves the University of the Incarnate Word as the Marketing & Advertising Coordinator. In addition to maintaining  the university's current advertising efforts, Summer also pursues new  advertising avenues, coordinates the university's advertising schedules and media contracts, and provides support to UIW's Mexico City campus, Incarnate Word High School and St. Anthony Catholic High School.

Summer began her career in advertising and marketing as  an advertising account executive in the newspaper industry. She also worked as the Marketing Coordinator for the Texas Tech Alumni Association. Summer holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Texas Tech University.

She can be reached at (210) 829-6001 or


Brance Arnold, Publications Coordinator

Brance Arnold serves as Publications Coordinator for the University of the Incarnate Word. He is responsible for coordinating The Word Magazine, the university's alumni publication. His duties also extend to the production of the university style guide and media guide. He edits various materials and publications for UIW and the high schools of the Brainpower Connection.

He holds experience in marketing, event coordination and sales including positions with Engine Components Inc., The Scooter Store, Jim Keim Ford, Interstate Adjusters Inc., and an internship for the San Antonio Museum of Art. In addition, he is a musician and songwriter as part of a local duo, Chacho & Brance. Brance holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Communications from St. Mary's University and a Masters of Arts in Communications from the University of Incarnate Word.

He can be reached at (210) 829-6001 or




Carl Myers, Social Media/Communications Specialist

Carl Myers serves as the university’s Social Media/Communications Specialist. His duties at UIW include planning and implementing comprehensive social media strategies to maintain the university’s brand. He also manages the daily employee newsletter and various communication tools utilized by the department.

He most recently served as Marketing Copywriter and Social Media Specialist at Rainman Creative, a local advertising and marketing agency. He holds a Bachelor of Communication Studies from The University of Texas at San Antonio and a Master of Business Administration from Hope International University in Fullerton, CA.  

He can be reached at (210) 829-6001 or  



Taylor Nurmi, Special Events Coordinator

Taylor Nurmi serves UIW as the Special Events Coordinator for the Office of Communications and Marketing. She is responsible for planning and promoting the university's special events and assists various departments in the strategic planning and implementation of their activities. She is the lead coordinator for the annual holiday lighting celebration, Light the Way.

Taylor is an alumna of Virginia Tech, where she earned a bachelor's degree in Marketing Management. She previously worked for Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation where her duties included managing public relations and coordinating community outreach events.

She can be reached at or (210) 829-6001.



Amanda Bennett, Secretary

Amanda Bennett serves as the Secretary to UIW's Office of Communications and Marketing. She handles the daily operations of the office and manages the work study program. She has extensive experience in staffing and recruiting and has managed busy offices having previously served as Executive Administrative Assistant to the Office of the Provost at Yale University. Amanda is a graduate of UIW's Theatre Arts Program where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree.

She can be reached at or (210) 829-6001.