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Advisory Council


The Advisory Council provides their input, feedback, and more on the policies and procedures in OWLS recruitment opportunities, curriculum development, identifying workforce skills, meeting the needs of veterans, and how to serve the working adult population.  They will have the opportunity to interact with current students, alumni, business representatives, and faculty.


  • Annual membership renews every May
  • Welcome to attend one faculty meeting
  • Attends two advisory council meetings in September and February (virtual)

    Ms. Deborah Carter, MLS, MAEd 

    Public Services Librarian – City of San Marcos
    Headshot of Steven Digges.

    Mr. Steven Digges

    Owner – T.I.G. Plumbing Company, LLC

    2021 Alumni of the OWLS Program

    2020 Outstanding Undergraduate Student

    Texas State Strap and Skeet Alumni Board Member (Treasurer)

    Headshot of Lydia Dobbins.

    Ms. Lydia Dobbins

    Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinator – San Marcos Housing Authority, Chapultepec Homes Office
    Headshot of William Fanning.

    Mr. William Fanning

    Dean for Academic Success – Northeast Lakeview College
    Headshot of Ted Groholske.

    Mr. Ted Groholske

    Manager of Workforce – Greater San Marcos Partnership
    Headshot of Diane Insley.

    Ms. Diane Insley, MLIS

    Library Director – City of San Marcos
    Headshot of Margaret Lindsey.

    Mrs. Margaret Lindsey

    Retired Public School Administrator - Career & Technology Education

    Former Business Recruiter for Local Staffing

    Firm Retired Membership Director – Local Chamber of Commerce

    Headshot of Laura Marmolejo.

    Dr. Laura Marmolejo

    Associate Dean, Advanced Manufacturing Programs – Austin Community College District
    Headshot of Peggy Mica.

    Ms. Peggy Mica

    Assistant Director, Career & Technical Education – Round Rock ISD
    Headshot of Kelly Moreno.

    Ms. Kelly Moreno

    Director of Community Engagement – Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area
    Headshot of John L. Navarrette.

    Mr. John L. Navarrette

    2020 Distinguished Alumni – Texas State University

    Retired President of CenturyTel Investments of Texas, Inc.

    Headshot of CJ Odam.

    Mr. CJ Odam

    CTE Coordinator – San Marcos CISD
    Headshot of Don Tracy.

    Mr. Don Tracy

    Director of Corporate & Community Education – Austin Community College
    Headshot of Lora Williams.

    Ms. Lora Williams, RN - CEO

    Williams Career School of Excellence
    Headshot of Matthew Wright.

    Mr. Matthew Wright

    Director of Human Resources - City of Buda



If you are interested in joining our Advisory Council, please complete an interest form!