The Communication Studies Advisory Council is a team of distinguished leaders, educators and Texas State alumni who help maintain and enhance the Communication discipline at Texas State University-San Marcos. Each year, the advisory committee meets with faculty and students to assist in job placement for graduates and interns, to serve as guest speakers for classes, to identify financial and other resources to meet department needs, and to provide general counsel to enhance the department’s research, teaching, and service goals.
The Department of Communication Studies is a vibrant communication department that includes more than 500 majors and minors. Students take courses in organizational communication, rhetoric and public address, interpersonal and small group communication, communication theory, and instructional communication. The graduate program has been rated as one of the top Master of Arts degree programs in the United States. We value our Advisory Council Members and for their input, wisdom and enthusiasm for our department.
ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS
Dr. Jim Antenen
Dr. Antenen is Dean of Wayland Baptist University, San Antonio. Previously he was USAA Management Development Consultant. Dr. Antenen served as Community College President of the Air Force. He received his Ed.D. from Auburn University and has published numerous organizational management, leadership, and adult education articles.
Mayor Daniel Guerrero
Daniel Guerrero was re-elected as Mayor of San Marcos, Nov. 6, 2012. He has served the city of San Marcos in many way. He was the Executive Director for the Education Foundation, former Councilman/Mayor Pro Tem, Hays Central Appraisal District, Chairman and the Chairman of the San Marcos/Hays County EMS. A native of San Marcos, Mayor Guerrero has an undergraduate degree in Mass Communications from Texas State University and a masters degree in Organizational Leadership and Ethics from St. Edward's University.
Mr. Kevin Leahy
Mr. Leahy is an adjunct professor at The University of Texas, Austin School of Law and founder of Knowledge Advocates, L.L.C., where he consults on brain science, team management and executive leadership. He earned his JD from UCLA, School of Law and spent two decades litigating complex medical disputes. Currently, Mr. Leahy develops programs that leverage brain science breakthroughs to advance individual and corporate excellence.
Ms. Lisa Spencer
Ms. Spencer is an entrepreneur and distinguished independent international lecturer about communication and leadership. She was Vice President of Operations and Sales and Marketing Vice President for Owens and Company. She has received numerous awards for her speaking skill including "Feature Performance Award" from Professional Builders Magazine and the "Proclamation of Achievement Award" from the Governor of Missouri for her work in historic preservation and community development.
Mr. Sam Zigrossi
Mr. Zigrossi is Program Director at Charles A. Dana Center, University of Texas at Austin. He holds M.S. and M.B.A. degrees and currently serves as an adjunct professor of business at Texas State University-San Marcos. Sam is a retired executive from IBM. His publications include Personnel Advisor: Handbook for small and medium sized companies. He has been honored with numerous awards for leadership.