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Barrett Codieck, Project Archivist

APRIL 23, 2021 — To support the cleanup project currently underway at the Institute of Texan Cultures, UTSA Libraries Special Collections has welcomed project archivist Barrett Codieck to the team. In collaboration with museum staff, Codieck began work on February 15 and reports to the ITC daily. Codieck’s work...

Liz López, Education Curator

MARCH 23, 2021 — As the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures prepares to serve the next generation of Texans, the museum has named Nansy Lizbeth “Liz” López-Gutiérrez as curator of education. Her work will align museum resources with classroom curricula. The institute houses a vast collection of research, oral...

George Akech, Project Manager

MARCH 22, 2021 — With more than 12 years of corporate-level experience in project management, George Akech joins the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures as project manager to guide museum activities. Akech’s background includes a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and education from the University of Nairobi, Kenya, and a...

UTSA receives $5 million Mellon grant for racial justice efforts

JANUARY 15, 2021 — UTSA has been awarded a three-year, $5 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the university’s community partnerships in advancing racial justice. The grant, administered through the Mellon Just Futures Initiative, supports visionary, unconventional, experimental and groundbreaking projects that address the long-existing fault lines of...