Adriana Rocha Garcia, PhD, Assistant Professor of Marketing, has been elected president for 2025 of the Women in Municipal Government constituency group for the National League of Cities.
Dr. Rocha Garcia will serve as second vice president in 2023 and first vice president in 2024, then president in 2025.
Assistant Professor of Marketing and District 4 City Councilwoman Adriana Rocha Garcia, PhD, has received the “Gerencia Con Corazón – Management with a Heart” award from the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Presented at a welcome reception last week for the Chamber’s 2022 Alexander Briseño Leadership Development Program (ABLDP), the award was given to Garcia for her contributions to the San Antonio community.
“As an alumna of the ABLDP program, I know how it really makes a difference in helping prepare our future leaders to be able to address the needs of our community,” Garcia said. “It is an honor to receive this award.”
The award is named for the philosophy of Briseño, a former City Manager who spent 24 years in public service. As a city leader, Briseño encouraged colleagues to serve with compassion, to practice “Management with a Heart.”
Sister Margit Nagy, CDP, PhD, served as the Official Invocator on June 15 for the 2021-2023 Mayor and San Antonio City Council inauguration at City Hall.
The ceremony included the swearing-in of Mayor Ron Nirenberg and the city council including newly elected council members Mario Bravo in District 1, Jalen McKee-Rodriguez in District 2, Phyllis Viagran in District 3 and Teri Castillo in District 5. District 9 Councilman John Courage was the only incumbent to be re-elected in the run-off.
Councilmember Adriana Rocha Garcia was re-elected in District 4. She is an Assistant Marketing Professor at Our Lady of the Lake University, where she teaches marketing in the School of Business and Leadership. Others re-elected were Melissa Havrda in District 6, Ana Sandoval in District 7, Manny Pelaez in District 8 and Clayton Perry in District 10. OLLU is located in District 7.
Recent media coverage that brought attention to Our Lady of the Lake University:
On April 16, a WOAI-TV story about $1.5 million in donations stewarded to OLLU by Jim Drought: https://news4sanantonio.com/news/education/san-antonio-lawyer-makes-large-donation-to-ollu-to-help-students-in-financial-need
On April 13, an editorial in the San Antonio Express-News endorsing Adriana Rocha Garica, PhD, Assistant Professor of Marketing, for re-election to City Council District 4: