We are pleased to introduce our new Director for Student Programs, Jennifer Zamora!
Jennifer, a Texas native and Texas A&M graduate (we’ve decided not to hold that against her!), began her career as a kindergarten teacher before discovering student activities as a possible career path. She pursued her master’s degree in higher education and student affairs at Indiana University and upon graduation, took a position at Texas State University as Coordinator for Leadership and New Student Programs. From Texas State, she went on to become the Director of Student Activities and Leadership at Babson College in Massachusetts. This position encompassed a wide variety of responsibilities including; developing student leadership programming strategies, managing the daily operations of the campus center, planning and presenting major campus programs, providing oversight for student organization registration and also for the Greek Life program, just to name a few.
New Director for Student Programs (top right)
with students at Camp Texas
As the Director for Student Programs here at UT Austin, Jennifer is excited to be able to focus on her favorite parts of the job – leadership development and event planning. Her first priorities as director are to assist the Student Events Center with their current self-study as well as assisting the committees to adhere and promote the SEC mission statement. Her goal is to implement creativity and innovation within the committees to use all resources available to produce the highest quality events possible for the campus community. In her short time here, she has already restructured SEC cabinet meetings to include a leadership teaching component where chairs are required to identify the strengths theyused in producing their events and share what they learned from each experience.
Jennifer brings a vast array of experience and innovative ideas for the future of the Student Events Center. We are thrilled to have her join us at the University Unions and are looking forward to the upcoming year with the SEC under her leadership!
(Editorial note: The Student Events Center was renamed Campus Events + Entertainment in 2013)