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. Thomas M. Evans, President, was named as the tenth president of the University of the Incarnate Word in 2017. Dr. Evans holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Texas at Austin; a Master of Arts in Asian Studies from UT-Austin; and a Bachelor of Science in Language Arts with a minor in Theology from Georgetown University. His areas of responsibility include management of UIW and two high schools operated by the university, Incarnate Word High School and St. Anthony Catholic High School.
Mr Michael Larkin joined the Staff of the President’s office at the University of the Incarnate Word beginning November 1, 2017 as the Chief of Staff and Special Assistant to the President for Planning and Development. His education experience includes service at institutions such as Fordham University in New York City (Associate Vice President for Development); Saint Peter's College in Jersey City, N.J (Vice President for Advancement), Carroll College in Helena, MT (Vice President for Advancement), Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, N.Y (Vice President for University Advancement), and the Foundation of UMDNJ (Senior Vice President for Development).
Ms. Lisa Bazley, Vice President for Information Resources, joined UIW in 2015. She holds a Master of Business Administration from Robert Morris University as well as a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with dual majors in Accounting and Information Systems. Her areas of responsibility are university-wide library services and technology resources including instructional technology, infrastructure, networks, telecommunications, enterprise applications, client services, and web development.
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, marketing and communications, and printing services.
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 the financial stability of the University and the two high schools managed by UIW.
Ms. Cynthia Escamilla, Vice President and 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. 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 Heidelberg, Germany and Mexico, and also the management of the Rosenberg Sky Room and the International Conference Center.
Dr. David M. Jurenovich, Vice President for Campus Life and Facility Management, 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. Cyndi Wilson Porter, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Services, 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 the activities of the School of Professional Studies, the School of Applied Sciences and primary liaison for active duty military programs.
Dr. John Stankus, President of the Faculty Senate, has been at UIW since 2006. He holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Stankus, a Professor of Physical Chemistry, serves as the liaison between the faculty and administration.