Vanessa C. Torres
Public Relations Director
Office Phone: 210-486-0883
Vanessa is a vivacious, creative,
talented marketing professional specializing in integrated
communications, strategy and implementation. Before joining SAC in June
2012, Vanessa served as the Enrollment Marketing Manager at St. Mary's
University. Previously, she has also worked as a Director of
Communications where her largest project focused on motivating high
school seniors to attend college. Vanessa, a native of San Antonio,
graduated with her bachelor's degree in Public Relations from Columbia
College Chicago and obtained her master's degree in Integrated Marketing
Communications from Roosevelt University. She is deeply committed to
working for the good of the community; she is on the Board of Directors
of the San Antonio American Marketing Association and recently became a
mentor with Big Brothers, Big Sisters.
Coordinator of Communications
Office Phone: 210-486-0885
Melissa first joined the Alamo Colleges as a student in 2003 and began her work-study position in the Teaching and Learning Facilitation in 2004 at Northwest Vista College. Since then she has graduated with an Associate of Arts in May 2006 from NVC, and in May 2009 with a Bachelors in Sociology from Texas A&M San Antonio. Melissa also received her Masters in Public Administration from Ashford University. Currently, Melissa serves as the Coordinator of Communication at San Antonio College and leads the College's social media efforts.
Multimedia Specialist, Sr.
Office Phone: 210-486-0884
Isabelle is a highly creative professional with a passion for design, communications and people. A French native, she worked as a journalist, a Director of Public Relations and a Director of Publications in Paris. Isabelle moved to San Antonio in 1995 where she began a successful career in graphic design; working for numerous publications, but also for the Department of Defense and serving as the Graphic Arts Director for Sports magazine Publishing Group. Isabelle joined San Antonio College in May 2007 as a Multimedia Specialist, Sr. Her graphic design work has received awards at local, state and national level. Being a strong advocate of healthy living, Isabelle has run over 30 marathons. In her spare time she enjoys San Antonio art scene and volunteers with SAPetsAlive (SAPA).
Public Information Officer
Office Phone: 210-486-0882
Lindsey is an innovative public relations professional with six years professional experience. Before joining SAC, Lindsey spent three seasons as Public Relations Manager for the San Antonio Stars of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) where she was responsible for handling all local and national media requests involving players, coaching staff and front office personnel as well as all team publicity efforts. Her resume also includes work with Syracuse University Athletic Communications, University of South Florida Athletic Communications and the Kraft Sports Group – parent company of the New England Patriots. Originally from Arlington, Mass., Lindsey earned her bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University.
Office Phone: 210-486-0881
Pamela Frias is a full-time student, 24/7 mother of three boys, and a part-time employee with the Office of Public Relations. With extensive experience in customer service and office management, she began working for SAC-PR as a work-study student during her first semester at SAC in Spring 2013. Since then, she continues to maintain a 3.5+ GPA and has earned Honors recognition. Pam currently serves as the Vice President of the Non-Traditional Students Organizatioin and is a recipient of a LULAC scholarship, awarded based on service to the community and academic achievement. In addition, she volunteers with the Battered Women's Shelter and spends any "free" time studying or taking care of her family.
Multimedia Specialist, Sr.
Office phone: 210-486-0887
Mark joined San Antonio Colleges in September 2003, working in the Instructional Technology & Innovation Center under Dr. Charlotte Wolf. The ITIC was responsible for instructing faculty in the development of online classes and software instruction. During SAC's accreditation it became necessary to step in and help create a website for the Southern Association of Community Colleges. This evolved into becoming the webmaster for San Antonio College. Mark has served in this capacity since 2006. He has a B.S. in Sociology, and A.A. in Mechanical Engineering CAD, and an A.A.S. in Web Design.
Office Phone: 210-486-0886
Dana is an award winning graphic designer with over 15 years of experience. A proud graduate of San Antonio College, she also attended Delmar Community College in Corpus Christi and Palo Alto College. She first came to work at the Alamo Colleges in 2001. Previously, she held the position of Lead Ad Designer at the San Antonio Business Journal. After working with Alamo Colleges for five years, she and her husband traveled to McMurdo Station in Antarctica to work the the National Science Foundation. In 2010, Dana returned to SAC as a graphic artist. Though she considers herself a "Texan" now, Dana grew up on the East coast. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for nearly 40 years, and she is a proud mom of two and grandparent of three.