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The Executive Council (President’s Cabinet) is a decision-making body comprised of the University’s vice presidents, select senior administrators and the president of the Faculty Senate*.

The following are the administrative officers of the University of the Incarnate Word who currently serve on the Executive Council.
  
* This is an elected position that carries a two-year term limit that may be renewed only once based upon re-election as Faculty Senate President.

Dr. Louis J. Agnese, Jr. has been President of the University of the Incarnate Word since 1985.  He holds the Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of Pittsburgh; an Ed.S. in Supervision of Counseling Services from Gannon University (PA); a Master of Education in Counseling from Gannon University; and a Bachelor of Arts in History and Psychology from St. Mary of the Plains College (KS).  His areas of responsibility include management of the University of the Incarnate Word and also two high schools operated by UIW, Incarnate Word High School and St. Anthony Catholic High School.

Sister Kathleen Coughlin, CCVI, is Vice President for Institutional Advancement.  She has been with UIW since 2002.  Sister Coughlin has a Master in Healthcare Administration from St. Louis University and a Bachelor of Nursing from Incarnate Word College (now UIW).   Her areas of responsibilities include development, alumni relations, grants, fundraising, public relations, printing services and Web management.

Dr. Denise Doyle, Chancellor, has been with UIW since 1988.  She holds the J.C.D. from St. Paul University (Canada); the Ph.D. in Canon Law from the University of Ottawa (Canada); a J.D.L. (licensing degree) and a Master of Arts in Canon Law from St. Paul University; a Bachelor of Arts in Canon Law from St. Paul University; and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Victoria (Canada).

Mr. Daniel A. Duffy, Vice President for Information Resources, has been with UIW since 2014. Mr. Duffy received his Master of Business Administration from Suffolk University (MA) as well as a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Suffolk University. He is currently a doctoral student at Seattle University (WA). His areas of responsibility include Enterprise Applications, Library Services, Infrastructure Support, Institutional Research, Instructional Technology, Technical Support Services and Web Development for main campus, the off-site professional schools and two high schools operated by UIW, Incarnate Word High School and St. Anthony Catholic High School.

Mr. Douglas B. Endsley , Vice President for Business & Finance, has been with UIW since 1993.  A certified public accountant, Mr. Endsley has a Master of Business Administration from St. Mary’s University (TX); a Master of Public Affairs from Indiana University; and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Indiana University.  His areas of responsibility include technology and the financial stability of the University and the two high schools managed by UIW.

Ms. Cynthia Escamilla, General Counsel, has been at UIW since 2006.  Ms. Escamilla has a J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin as well as a Bachelor of Science in Advertising.  Her areas of responsibility include human resources and directing all legal matters that pertain to the University and the two high schools managed by UIW, including facilities, personnel and students.

Mr. Louis J. Fox, Assistant to the President/Community Relations, has been with UIW since 2006.  He has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Kansas; a Senior Executive Certificate from the JFK School of Government at Harvard University; a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration from the University of Missouri; and an Associate Degree in Pre-Business from Harris Teacher’s College (MO).  Mr. Fox previously served as City Manager of San Antonio and Lubbock.  He assists and counsels the President on governmental and business matters as they pertain to UIW, such as infrastructure improvements and the development of extension campuses.  Mr. Fox is also an instructor of management theory and practice in the H-E-B School of Business and Administration.

Mr. Marcos Fragoso, Vice President for International Affairs, has been with UIW since 2004.  He has a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of the Incarnate Word.  Mr. Fragoso is responsible for international initiatives including reciprocal agreements for education, study abroad programs, the management of UIW campuses in China and Mexico, and also the management of the Rosenberg Sky Room and the International Conference Center.

Dr. David Jurenovich, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Services, has been with UIW since 1988.  He holds the Ph.D. in Guidance and Counseling from St. Mary’s University (TX); a Master of Business Administration from Gannon University (PA); a Master of Science in Counseling/College Student Personnel from Gannon University; and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Gannon College.  Dr. Jurenovich’s areas of responsibilities include admissions, athletics, campus life, the registrar’s office and the financial assistance office.

Dr. Kathleen Light, Provost, has been with UIW since 1981. She holds an Ed.D. in adult and continuing education from Texas A&M University, a MSN in Parent-Child Nursing from UT Health Science Center at San Antonio (TX), and a BSN from Incarnate Word College (TX). As UIW's chief academic officer, Dr. Light is responsible for all academic affairs.

Sister Walter Maher, CCVI, is Vice President for Mission and Ministry.  She has been with UIW since 1972.  Sister Maher previously served as a General Councilor for the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word.  She has a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Mary’s University (TX); a Master of Arts in Library Science from Dominican University (IL); and a Bachelor of Arts in History and English from Incarnate Word College. Sister Maher’s areas of responsibility include Mission, identity and ministry.

Dr. Ramona Parker, President of the Faculty Senate, has been at UIW since 2004.  She holds the Ph.D. in Nursing from the University of Texas at Austin; a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of the Incarnate Word; and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Parker, who is an Associate Professor of Nursing and a Registered Nurse, serves as the liaison between the faculty and administration.

Dr. Cyndi Wilson Porter, Vice President for Extended Academic Programs, has been with UIW since 2000.  She holds the Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Akron; a Master of Science in Chemistry from the University of Akron; and a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from the College of Wooster (OH).  Dr. Porter’s areas of responsibility include ADCaP (adult degree completion program); Universe Online; and management of two high schools operated by UIW, Incarnate Word High School and St. Anthony Catholic High School.

Mr. Vincent Rodriguez, Chief of Staff, has been with UIW since 2000.  He has a Master of Arts in Journalism from the University of Iowa; a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from TCU with a minor in Geography; and an Executive Education Program Certificate from the JFK School of Government at Harvard University.  Mr. Rodriguez directs the day-to-day operations of the President’s Office and is the primary point of assistance and principal professional aide to the President.  He also manages the communications flow of the President’s Office.

Dr. Patricia Watkins is Vice President Emeritus and Consultant to the President.  Dr. Watkins joined UIW in 1988 and retired as Vice President for International Affairs in 2010.  She holds the Ed.D. in Instructional Management from Texas A&M University; a Master in Education from South West Texas State University; and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of St. Thomas (TX). Dr. Watkins is the author of “Lou: From Brooklyn to Broadway,” a book covering the first twenty-five years of the presidency of Dr. Louis J. Agnese, Jr. that was published in 2011 by San Antonio-based Maverick Publishing.