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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)
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    Ms. Deborah Carter, MLS, MAEd 

    Public Services Librarian

    City of San Marcos

    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)

    Ms. Lydia Dobbins

    Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinator

    San Marcos Housing Authority, Chapultepec Homes Office

    Mr. William Fanning

    Dean for Academic Success, Northeast

    Lakeview College

    Dr. Madan Gopal

    Technology Evangelist

    Austin Community College

    Mr. Ted Groholske

    Manager of Workforce

    Greater San Marcos Partnership

    Ms. Diane Insley, MLIS

    Library Director, City of San Marcos

    Mrs. Margaret Lindsey

    Retired Public School Administrator - Career &

    Technology Education

    Former Business Recruiter for Local Staffing

    Firm Retired Membership

    Director, Local Chamber of Commerce

    Dr. Laura Marmolejo

    Associate Dean, Advanced Manufacturing


    Austin Community College District

    Ms. Peggy Mica

    Assistant Director, Career & Technical

    Education, Round Rock ISD

    Ms. Kelly Moreno

    Director of Community Engagement

    Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area

    Mr. John L. Navarrette

    2020 Distinguished Alumni, Texas State


    Retired President of CenturyTel Investments of Texas, Inc.

    Mr. CJ Odam

    CTE Coordinator, San Marcos CISD

    Mr. Don Tracy

    Director of Corporate & Community Education,

    Austin Community College

    Ms. Lora Williams, RN - CEO

    Williams Career School of Excellence



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