Centering Belonging: Engaging the full potential of NIRSA
Join the JDEI Implementation Team for an opportunity to provide feedback on planned action about NIRSA’s shared norms and language for justice, diversity, equity and inclusion.
1. Describe the shared language for the Association.
2. Identify strategies for educating members about the shared norms and language.
3. Explore behaviors members, volunteer leaders and NIRSA staff should exhibit to center shared norms for the association.
Cara Lucia, PhD
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Victoria Lopez-Herrera is a partner, mother, sorority woman, Xicanista, and lover of coffee. Victoria’s passion for the empowerment of women, social justice issues, and advocacy for underrepresented students has guided her work in Student Affairs for 20 years.
Victoria currently serves as the Senior Associate Director for Campus Recreation at the University of Texas at San Antonio. In her role, she oversees the development and training for approximately 300 student staff, the management of a 185,00 square foot facility, the Aquatics Center, Members Services, and administrative staff. Victoria is a certified indoor cycling instructor and Strengths Coach. She has served in administrative capacities at Columbia University, The New School, Cornell University, and Texas State University-San Marcos where she earned her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees.
Victoria currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Association for Outdoor Recreation and Education and is a volunteer leader for Gamma Phi Beta Sorority.