Senior Leaders and the Talent Shuffle: How the pandemic is challenging the hiring and retention of talent

Recorded On: 09/20/2021

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The Great Resignation is here and new leadership competencies are in demand- agility and the ability to embrace change. Do you know what is important to your employees- today? It’s time to move outside the traditional paradigm. Becoming more agile with employee desires requires valuing people enough to expand comfort zones. As a leader, do you understand individual circumstances and show empathy and flexibility? The type of relationship a leader has with employees can greatly impact a decision to stay or go.

Victoria Lopez-Herrera

Senior Associate Director

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. 

Pam Watts

Executive Director

NIRSA Headquarters


Assistant Director of Programs

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities


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