Dr. Lisa McNary, Dean of Alumni & Parent Relations


(210) 805-3596

Dr. Lisa McNary 
received her Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Incarnate Word in 1991 and also received her Master of Arts degree in gerontology from Incarnate Word in 1995. Lisa recently received her Doctorate of Strategic Leadership with a concentration in Foresight from Regent University.  She is a 1986 graduate or Incarnate Word High School. Lisa’s primary responsibility is to establish and strengthen connections between the school and its alumni and to develop alumni leadership. She oversees all Alumni Association staff, programs, activities and events; administers the budget, provides direction for the attainment of Association goals; is responsible for communicating with alumni, the University and the Association. 

Gaby Gonzales-AlvaradoAssistant Director of Parent Relations



Gaby Gonzales-Alvarado received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Arts in 2011, and also received her Masters of Arts in Administration degree with a concentration in Communication Arts in 2014 from the University of the Incarnate Word. Gaby has broad experience in event planning, volunteer organization, as well as non-profit management having worked at Silver & Black Give Back, the non-profit partner of Spurs Sports & Entertainment, and the San Antonio Zoological Society. 

Mercedes MorenoAssistant Director of Alumni Relations



Mercedes Moreno received her Bachelors in Business with a concentration in Management from the University of the Incarnate Word in 2013, and also received her Masters of Arts in Administration with a concentration in Organizational Development in 2016. While an undergraduate at UIW she was an active member of Alpha Sigma Alpha, and now active alumna and executive member for the San Antonio Alumnae Chapter, while also serving as a volunteer for the foundation committee at the national level. 


Venessa Avant, Administrative Assistant


(210) 829-6014

Venessa Avant is the Administrative Assistant for the Department of Alumni Relations. She manages the business and office affairs of the Department. Venessa maintains daily office procedures, such as alumni record keeping and address corrections, daily data entry, and preparing mailings.   

The Department of Alumni & Parent Relations
4301 Broadway, CPO #298
San Antonio, TX 78209
(210) 829-6014
Fax: (210) 829-6015

Our offices are located the McCracken House

102 Mt. Erin Pass, San Antonio, Texas 78212

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