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Debra Del Toro, Director of Public Relations

Debra Del Toro has been in the public relations and marketing 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 Public Relations

Margaret Garcia serves the University of the Incarnate Word as Associate Director of Public Relations. She has extensive experience in the public relations 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