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FSS Diversity Committee


Alma Apodaca

Alma

AlmaApodaca@txstate.edu | 512-245-8339


I am a native of San Marcos.  I have worked at Texas State University for 14 years.  I am currently an Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Director of Parking Services.  In 2012, I earned my bachelor’s degree from Texas State.  I have enjoyed my time here at Texas State as both an employee and a student and continue to enjoy meeting new people.  I look forward to many more years serving the university in my department and on the FSS Diversity Committee.

Mackenzie Mitchell

Diversity

m_m769@txstate.edu | 512-245-2075

Mackenzie Mitchell joined Texas State University in the Spring of 2015 with a Bachelor's degree from Stephen F. Austin State University. She has been working with the EHS&RM department as a certified Professional Continuity Practitioner on the Universities Business Continuity Plan for Emergency Preparedness. Mackenzie and her dog Muggsy are excited about being bobcats and are looking forward to being part of the diversity committee for many years.

 


Patricia Prado

Pat Prado

pp03@txstate.edu | 512-245-2244

I am the Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Finance and Support Services. I have been with the University for over 25 years. I have served on the FSS Diversity committee for over 10 years. I served on the diversity committee because I want to do my part in making Texas State the best it can be.


Richard Ruiz

Richard

rr07@txstate.edu | 512-245-2709

I have been employed with the university for over 25 years at the Material Management department.   I currently hold the position of Store Clerk II.  I have served on the FSS Picnic Appreciation committee for a few years and now I have recently been asked to serve on the Diversity Committee.

I look forward to working with all persons involved on this committee.


Charlie Salas

diversity

cs33@txstate.edu | 512- 245-1614

I currently serve at the Associate Director for Operations for the LBJ Student Center. I just recently served as the Chair of the Diversity Committee for the National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS). I have been active in many multicultural activities, programs and services. I am currently working as the 2009 Chair for the NACAS International Conference. I volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America and have served in numerous official positions for several national organizations.


Selma Selvera

diversity

ss24@txstate.edu | 512 245-2736

I am currently a Human Resources Representative in the HR Benefits Office where my primary functions are leave administration and employee benefits. I have been employed by Texas State University since January 1998. I look forward to serving on the FSS Diversity Committee because I want to make a difference and be part of something great.


Fermin Torrez

CO-Chair

ft13@txstate.edu | 512-245-2181

I joined the university in June 2007 and currently serve as the Custodial Supervisor for Custodial Operations. Prior to coming to Texas State I had the wonderful opportunity to travel and live in many different parts of the United States, Europe, and Southeast Asia as a member of the United States Air Force. My years in the service were very valuable and provided me with a rich learning experience, some quite different from those I had encountered growing up in Nordheim, Texas with a population of 406. After leaving the Air Force I entered the Hospitality Industry and again was given the opportunity to travel, meet and work with many different people throughout the United States. Later, as a franchisee in the industry, I continued this experience.

Diversity can be defined as the differences in values, attitudes, cultural perspective, beliefs, ethnic background, sexual orientation, skills, knowledge and life experiences of each individual in any group of people. The opportunities I have had throughout the past 35+ years certainly have broadened the vision and understanding of a small town South Texas kid who grew up on the ranch!

I have never met a person who did not have a contribution to make and I will always look at every person I meet as an opportunity to learn, share and grow.