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Lou Fox

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Special Assistant to the President


Mr. Fox has served as Assistant to the President/Community Relations at the University of the Incarnate Word since 2006.

A member of the President’s Executive Council, Mr. Fox assists and counsels the President on local, state and federal governmental and business matters as they relate to UIW, such as infrastructure improvements. He also consults with other University officials on variety of issues such as the development of new academic sites, funding of endowed teaching chairs and the procurement of federal grants. In addition, Mr. Fox is an instructor of Management Theory and Practice in the H-E-B School of Business and Administration.

Mr. Fox served as City Manager of San Antonio from 1982 to 1990. Working alongside former Mayor Henry Cisneros, Mr. Fox is credited with modernizing city operations. Mr. Fox is also credited with improving San Antonio’s infrastructure through a number of civic improvement projects, including renovation of HemisFair Park and construction of a new drainage system. In 1988, Mr. Fox was selected as City Manager of the Year by Governing (formerly City & State magazine), which is published by Congressional Quarterly.

Prior to joining Incarnate Word, Mr. Fox served as City Manager of Lubbock, Texas from 2004 to 2005. He had previously operated a consulting firm in San Antonio and was chairman of the Urban Administration Master’s Program at Trinity University.

Mr. Fox 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).