We Make Room for Everyone
People are at the heart of what we do at Texas McCombs, and we can only succeed if we support students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds and life experiences.
MCCOMBS IS ON A MISSIONDiversity and equity are critical to the advancement of the school's academic mission. Through strategic projects, working groups and initiatives, our goal is to ensure everyone on campus is represented and has a path to success. We've made great strides toward diversity and inclusion in recent years and continue to look for ways to progress.
Our doors are wide open at McCombs, where our message of ‘You Belong Here’ and the power of alumni connection create seats at every table!
A Steadfast Commitment
At McCombs, we are steadfast in our commitment to be business changemakers that are human-centered in all that we do. Consistent with this core philosophy, at McCombs, we are committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and equitable learning and working environments for all students, faculty, and staff by building processes that ensure a culture that embraces a wide range of backgrounds, ideas, and viewpoints.
Meet Our Staff
David Quintanilla; Interim Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and InclusionDavid Quintanilla is the interim associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion. In this position, he spearheads new diversity and inclusion programs and pushes existing ones forward. David brings extensive experience in building diverse, forward-thinking organizations from his career in the non-profit, business, and academic worlds. His goal is to serve as a champion for underrepresented groups and to create a sense of belonging for all at Texas McCombs.
Leticia G. Acosta; Director, BBA Outreach & InclusionLeticia G. Acosta is Director of Outreach and Inclusion in the BBA Program Office. Her portfolio includes direction of Subiendo: The Academy for Rising Leaders; oversight of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives; and management of the outreach and recruitment team, whose work includes engagement with prospective students and their families, strategy development to recruit a talented and diverse pool of applicants to McCombs, and management of two summer high school programs, McCombs Future Executive Academy (MFEA) and Discover Yourself iN Accounting Majors & Careers (DYNAMC), both designed to recruit a diverse student population for Texas McCombs.
Zerina Hamulić; Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for McCombs Graduate ProgramsIn this newly created role, Zerina is working collaboratively to develop and drive strategic initiatives related to DEI within all MBA, MS and MPA programs. Her focus is on the entirety of the McCombs graduate student life cycle, from admissions to career. Ultimately, her goal is to support our students and staff in continuing to build an environment where every community member is able to be successful and feel supported.
Telling Our Story
Beauty Influencer Named TIME Magazine 2022 Next Generation LeadersDeepica Mutyala, BBA '11, began Live Tinted in 2018 as an online community, centering conversations around identity and culture.
A Sense of BelongingTo meet hiring demands— and to meet the current moment — McCombs is working to cultivate a more representative student body and faculty.
Making Better DecisionsA new course helps students think about marketing’s role in bias and stereotyping—and how empathy is “corporate America’s secret weapon.”
Celebrating PrideMBA student leaders in the social and career networking student organization eQual MBAs talk about pronouns, allyship, and living authentically.
For the second year, McCombs faculty members have been recognized by students for fostering inclusive classrooms. The EY McCombs Amplifier Awards celebrate faculty who provide our students broad and inclusive perspectives that prepare them to lead.
Quick Links and Resources
University Resources for Students
Dean Lillian Mills has committed hiring resources to implement President Hartzell’s approved Provost DEI Strategic Plan. If you know candidates who might be interested in a staff position at Texas McCombs, please encourage them to apply.
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