Program Coordinators

Ruth Grubesic, DrPH
Associate Professor of Nursing and Public Health
Academic Affairs
Sally Hannay, PhD
Professor of English
Academic Affairs

EDUCATION

  • B.A., Duke University
  • M.F.A., University of Iowa
Robert Kluting, MBA
Instructor of Business
Management | Academic Affairs
Kristen McAlexander, PhD
Program Coordinator of Exercise Science
Clay McClure, MFA
Assistant Professor of Communication Design
Academic Affairs

Classes Taught
ART 1303: Intro to Design
ART 3301: 3D Computer Graphics
ART 3312: Multimedia – R
ART 3322: Web Design and Multimedia – R
ART 4302: Graphic Design Studio – R
ART 4310: Pre-Press & Print Management
ART 4370: Advanced Web Design and Multimedia
IDST 1301: Freshman Studies

Education

  • BFA in Communication Design: Texas State University – San Marcos
  • BFA in Studio Art: Texas State University – San Marcos
  • MFA in Studio Art: The University of Texas at San Antonio

Activities

  • Advisor, AIGA student group
  • Texas Association of Schools of Art
  • Founding Member, Lullwood Group, San Antonio Art Non-Profit

Clay grew up on a farm in a rural North Texas town called Ovilla, Texas, known for the Box Car Willie Memorial Overpass and as a filming location for Walker Texas Ranger. He earned a BFA in Graphic Design in 1994 and a BFA in Studio Art in 2007 from Texas State University – San Marcos. In 2010 he earned an MFA in Studio Art from UTSA.

Clay began his career at a small, award-winning design firm in Dallas, Texas, working for clients such as The Dallas Summer Musicals, SMU Mustang Club, the Yale University Tercentennial Celebration, Leisure and Recreation Concepts. He then transitioned into freelance graphic design when he returned to school to continue his creative journey creating work for The University of Texas at San Antonio and the Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, among others.

Jay McCormack
Visiting Assistant Professor of Business
Academic Affairs
Stefan T. Mecay, PhD
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Academic Affairs

Classes Taught
Math 1310: College Algebra
Math 1321: Pre-Calculus
Math 2422/2423: Calculus I and II
Math 3312: Linear Algebra
Math 3313: Abstract Algebra
Math 4333: Probability
Math 4370: Topics in Mathematics
Math 4399: Senior Project in Mathematics
IDST 1101: Freshman Studies

Education

  • B.S. in Mathematics, University of Texas at Austin, 2004
  • Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of North Texas, 2000
  • M.S. in Mathematics, University of North Texas, 1996

Awards

  • Harriet Garrett Award 2006, 2008 and 2009
  • Alpha Lambda Delta Honorary Member 2007
  • Nontraditional Student Association Certificate of Recognition 2002-2003

Besides his love of math and teaching, Dr. Mecay also enjoys tennis, racketball and all kinds of strategy games, including attending the World Boardgaming Championships with his wife Amanda in Lancaster, PA  every summer, reading sci-fi/fantasy, and watching movies. Dr. Mecay married the love of his life Amanda in summer 2010. They enjoyed a nice 21-day honeymoon exploring the wonders of Australia and New Zealand.

Mayra Oyervides
Director, First Year Campus, Brownsville
Student Success
Address: 3090 Pablo Kisel Blvd. Brownsville, TX
ZIP Code: 78526
Charles Salter, PhD
Professor of Business
Finance

Classes Taught
BSAD 1301: Introduction to Business
BSAD 3360: Principles of Finance
BSAD 3362: Financial Institutions and Markets
BSAD 4351: Quantitative Methods in Business
BSAD 4361: Investment Management

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Our Lady of the Lake University
    Organizational Leadership
  • Masters of Business Administration, University of Houston
    Concentration: Management
  • Concentration: Finance
    Western International University
  • Bachelor of Journalism, University of Georgia
    Concentration: Advertising/Marketing

Awards and Associations

  • Texas Million Dollar Round Table
  • President’s Award AAL
  • Rookie of the Year Capital Management Assn.
  • Valedictorian Baker International Drill School
  • Midwest Political Science Assn.
  • International Leadership Assn
Professional Licenses
  • Series 6, 63, & 65 (Registered Investment Advisor)
  • Insurance Licenses:  Life, Medical, Property & Casualty, Texas Real Estate Broker, Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment

Dr. Salter has worked for three Fortune 500 companies in upper management and has owned three entrepreneurial endeavors over the course of 30 years in business. Writing, research, and speaking engagements keep him abreast of the field of management and leadership. His pastimes are golfing with his sons and son-in-law and working on the small ranch he and his wife bought a couple of years ago.

Barry Shaw, EdD
Professor Exercise Science and Sport Management
Academic Affairs