|hall of honor|
Audra Sneed - President
Audra has worked in higher education for six years. In February 2004,
she joined the staff in the College of Engineering, Office of Student Affairs.
She is responsible for the math readiness policy and major sequence.
Audra is also the special programs liaison for engineering student affairs, representing many programs and activities working to attract and encourage underrepresented populations such as first-generation and minority students. Audra earned a bachelor's degree in business administration management from Texas A & M University and a master's degree in human services from St. Edward's University. She began her doctoral studies in Educational Administration during Fall 2007.
Kyle Clark - Vice-President
Some say, "At the end of the day, all you have is your word. Kyle says, that at the end of the day, you will only be remembered for your actions." Kyle Clark graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2001 with his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a minor in African and African-American Studies. In 2004, Kyle received his Master's in Higher Education Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. Currently, he works at UT as a Student Affairs Administrator, with New Student Orientation Programs. Kyle conducts trainings, workshops and teaches courses with a focus on social justice, inclusion and fighting oppression. Kyle advises the Black Student Alliance and Student African American Brotherhood at UT, however, he gives his support to many organizations, specifically culturally-focused organizations. He is the recipient of the Brenda Burt Staff Award, the Most Outstanding Staff Award (both voted by students), the Presidential Staff Excellence Award, the Texas Parents Staff Merit Awards, and the Glenn Maloney 40 Acres Award (also voted by students).
Teeyia Mercer - Treasurer
Teeyia has worked in the non-profit sector and higher education for over nineteen years. In July 1998, she joined the university's office of the Vice President and Controller as a cost accountant. Currently as a fiscal officer with the office of the Vice President for Employee and Campus Services, she is responsible for strategic planning and implementation of best accounting and business practices for the university's business and auxiliary enterprise units including the start-up of the new AT&T Executive Education Conference Center (AT&TEECC) and hotel. Teeyia earned a bachelor's degree in business administration with a major in accounting from St. Edward's University and is currently pursuing a master's in business administration from St. Edward's University. Her past and current community service involvement includes the Mental Health Association in Texas, Austin Safe Place, UT Faculty & Staff Mentor Program, Austin Area Urban League, Aids Services of Austin, Susan G. Komen Foundation and the National Association of Black Accountants Austin Cen-Tex chapter.
Effie Gilder - Scribe
Effie has worked in the McCombs School of Business for 19 years. She has worked for the IM director, chairman of the Accounting Department, associate dean for Academic Affairs and the dean of the McCombs School of Business. She currently provides administrative support to three faculty members in the IROM Department. She has managed the day-to-day operations of the office, organized and coordinate meeting and events.
Sharon L. Bryant - Corresponding Secretary
Sharon has worked in higher education for twenty-one years. In June 2000, she joined the staff in the Finance Department in the McCombs School of Business where she is an Administrative Associate. She is the mother of three daughters and one son. She is also the proud grandmother of three grandsons.
Karl Spencer - Parliamentarian
Karl joined the University of Texas family April 2007, as an Administrative Assistant for The Center for American History. Prior to joining UT, he worked 8 years in higher education at Northwestern University's Alumni Association as an events coordinator and liaison for the Northwestern University Black Alumni Association (NUBAA). Karl earned his AA degree at North Iowa Area Community College and is currently pursuing his BA degree in Business Management.
Shelton Lewis - Historian
Shelton is a Student Affairs Administrator in Greek Life and Education in the Office of the Dean of Students. He received a B.A.S. degree in Art with a double concentration in Graphic Design and Photography in 2002 and received his M.A. in Higher Education Administration in 2003 from Central Michigan University, where he served as Assistant Director of Minority Student Services until he joined
The University of Texas at Austin in 2004.