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We Make Room for Everyone

People are at the heart of what we do at Texas McCombs, and we can only succeed if we support students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds and life experiences.


    Diversity and equity are critical to the advancement of the school's academic mission. Through strategic projects, working groups and initiatives, our goal is to ensure everyone on campus is represented and has a path to success. We've made great strides toward diversity and inclusion in recent years and continue to look for ways to progress.
Our Pledge to You
Our doors are wide open at McCombs, where our message of ‘You Belong Here’ and the power of alumni connection create seats at every table!
Dean Lillian Mills

A Steadfast Commitment

At McCombs, we are steadfast in our commitment to be business changemakers that are human-centered in all that we do. Consistent with this core philosophy, at McCombs, we are committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and equitable learning and working environments for all students, faculty, and staff by building processes that ensure a culture that embraces a wide range of backgrounds, ideas, and viewpoints.

Meet Our Staff

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    David Quintanilla; Interim Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    David Quintanilla is the interim associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion. In this position, he spearheads new diversity and inclusion programs and pushes existing ones forward. David brings extensive experience in building diverse, forward-thinking organizations from his career in the non-profit, business, and academic worlds. His goal is to serve as a champion for underrepresented groups and to create a sense of belonging for all at Texas McCombs.
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    Trenzio Turner; Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Undergraduate Programs

    Trenzio Turner is director of diversity, equity, and inclusion for undergraduate programs and marketing lecturer at McCombs School of Business. Turner teaches courses on personal branding for student athletes and on the role of marketing in societal bias. Turner is also owner and chief empathy officer of Progress Confirmed LLC, a consultancy focused on advertising agency operations, branding, and messaging strategy, as well as guidance on inclusion, equity, and diversity. A former advertising agency executive and partner, Turner has more than 20 years of experience and a background in media planning, agency operations, and account management.
  • Milly Lopez

    Milly Lopez, M.Ed.; Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Graduate Programs

    Milly Lopez is director of diversity, equity & inclusion for graduate programs, where she develops and drives strategic initiatives that enhance business culture and build community for McCombs graduate programs. She collaborates with program staff, faculty, students, campus community, corporate partners, and key stakeholders to implement programming and strategic goals. Milly has over 15 years of higher education leadership experience with a background in diversity and community engagement where she led institutional partnerships, campus and community relations, student program development and institutional advancement.

Academic Initiatives and Resources

  • Programs & Initiatives
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    Programs & Initiatives

    We provide many resources through programs and initiatives to create a welcoming, inclusive campus.

    Find Resources
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    McCombs DEI Committee

    The Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee helps guide and plan DEI efforts at McCombs.

    Meet the Committee

Telling Our Story

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    Beauty Influencer Named TIME Magazine 2022 Next Generation Leaders

    Deepica Mutyala, BBA '11, began Live Tinted in 2018 as an online community, centering conversations around identity and culture.
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    A Sense of Belonging

    To meet hiring demands— and to meet the current moment — McCombs is working to cultivate a more representative student body and faculty.
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    Making Better Decisions

    A new course helps students think about marketing’s role in bias and stereotyping—and how empathy is “corporate America’s secret weapon.”
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    Celebrating Pride

    MBA student leaders in the social and career networking student organization eQual MBAs talk about pronouns, allyship, and living authentically.
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Amplifying Diversity

For the second year, McCombs faculty members have been recognized by students for fostering inclusive classrooms. The EY McCombs Amplifier Awards celebrate faculty who provide our students broad and inclusive perspectives that prepare them to lead.

Quick Links and Resources

Now Hiring

Dean Lillian Mills has committed hiring resources to implement President Hartzell’s approved Provost DEI Strategic Plan. If you know candidates who might be interested in a staff position at Texas McCombs, please encourage them to apply.

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