Meet the Team

Dr. Richard Ortega
Dr. Richard Ortega

Vice President of University Advancement
Office: (210) 784-1109
Email: rportega@tamusa.edu

Richard has over 20 years of experience in leading advancement offices in higher education settings, which includes the responsibilities of development (fundraising), marketing, and alumni affairs. Prior to joining A&M-San Antonio in 2016, Richard served as the Vice President for University Advancement at Holy Names University, where he lead the “Ever Forward” sesquicentennial campaign. In addition, Richard was Vice President for Advancement at Carroll College in Helena, Montana, where he planned, implemented, and successfully completed its centennial comprehensive campaign, “Learn, Lead, Serve.”  

Anthony Medina
Anthony Medina

Director of Development
Office: (210) 784-1119
Email: Anthony.Medina@tamusa.edu


As Director of Development, Anthony is responsible for cultivating meaningful relationships with donors, leaders, corporations, alumni and friends of the University to assist in Texas A&M-San Antonio’ growth as a dynamic and evolving institution.

Dr. Mary Kay Cooper
Mary Kay Cooper

Director of Alumni Affairs
Office: (210) 784-1121
E-mail: mcooper@tamusa.edu


As Director of Alumni Affairs, Dr. Cooper is charged with informing and engaging alumni as well as connecting alumni with each other and the University for the benefit of all.

Chryssa Delgado
Chryssa Delgado

Advancement Officer IV
Office: (210) 784-1106
Email: chryssa.delgado@tamusa.edu 

Chryssa is assisting with fundraising projects for the university and is responsible for managing grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources. She provides stewardship to current donors working closely with the Texas A&M University Foundation and serves as the liaison with scholarship donors to ensure donor intent and data management is tracked and reported.

Julia Chu
Lisa E. Pena

Database Admin II
Office: (210) 784-1112
Email: lio.chu@tamusa.edu 

As Database Administrator, Julia takes primary responsibility for providing support and assistance to the Office of University Advancement team and its departments related to database management, reporting, gift processing and prospect research.

Lucy Herrera
Lisa E. Pena

Development Officer II
Office: (210) 784-1410
Email: Lucy.Herrera@tamusa.edu 

Lucy has 8 years of experience in fundraising and grant writing. She is responsible for developing relationships with grant makers and managing the grant acquisition process. Her responsibilities include researching funding opportunities, writing, submitting and tracking grant proposals to foundations and corporations, and coordinating the preparation of reports for awarded grants. She provides support for other fundraising efforts of the Office of University Advancement as needed.

Miriam Magdaleno
Lisa E. Pena

Project Coordinator IV
Office: (210) 784-1367
Email: Miriam.Magdaleno@tamusa.edu