Honors Council

The Honors Council is comprised of faculty members from each of the ten schools/colleges at the university, along with the Honors Program Director, Honors Program Coordinator, the Associate Provost of Undergraduate and Graduate Education, and the Dean of Student Success.

The Honors Council sets the policies and outcomes for the Honors Program. It oversees all program elements, including the review of project and thesis proposals, and participates in the selection of each year's new students, determines the requirements for successful completion of the program, and sets the guidelines and restrictions for items that are approved under the Honors Point Plan.

Honors Council Members

Dr. Veronica Acosta

Veronica Acosta, Ph.D.

Honors Program Director | Professor of Biology

School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering

Dr. Acosta's Full Bio

Ms. Tiffany Alcala Hector

Tiffany A. Hector

Honors Program Coordinator

Office number: (210) 805-3025

Dr Ann David

Ann David, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Teacher Education

Dreeben School of Education

Dr. David's Full Bio

Dr. Rheaclare Fraser-Spears

Rheaclare Fraser-Spears, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Feik School of Pharmacy

Dr. Fraser-Spears's Full Bio

Dr. Amanda Galán-Davila

Amanda Galán-Davila, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Cellular and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

School of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Galán-Davila's Full Bio

Dr. David Starkey

David Starkey, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology

School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering

Dr. Starkey's Full Bio

Dr. Melinda Adams

Melinda Adams, Ph.D.

Professor of Fashion Management

School of Media and Design

Dr. Adams' Full Bio

Dr. Taylor Collins

Taylor Collins, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Economics | Coordinator, Economics Department

H-E-B School of Business

Taylor Collin's Full Bio

Dr. Jakob Rinderknecht

Jakob Rinderknecht, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Religious Studies | Pastoral Institute Director

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Dr. Rinderknecht's Full Bio

Cynthia Morin

Cynthia A. Morin, MSN, RN, CNS


Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions.

Cynthia Morin's Full Bio

Dr. Mona Bains

Mona Bains, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

School of Physical Therapy

Dr. Bains' Full Bio

María Lourdes Alarcón Fortepiani, MD, PhD, FAAO

María Lourdes Alarcón Fortepiani, MD, PhD, FAAO

Associate Professor

Rosenberg School of Optometry

Dr. Fortepiani's Full Bio

Dr. Kevin B. Vichcales

Kevin B. Vichcales, Ph.D.

Associate Provost for Undergraduate & Graduate Education

Monica Ayala Jimenez

Monica Ayala Jimenez

Associate Provost for Student Success

Dean of Student Success

Jessica De La Rosa

Jessica De La Rosa

Director of Admissions

David Santillano

David Santillano

Honors Student Board President