IA Assistant Vice Chancellor Victoria Pineda Honored by Alma Mater

IA Assistant Vice Chancellor Victoria Pineda Honored by Alma Mater

Also chosen for Leadership Texas

Institutional Advancement Assistant Vice Chancellor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) El Paso Victoria Pineda was recently honored with the Alumni Achievement Award by her alma mater St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas.

Pineda, CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) was born and raised in El Paso, Texas and holds a BA in Organizational Communication and an MLA in English, Public Affairs and Cultural Studies, both earned at St. Edward’s University. She has been actively involved in non-profit fundraising for more than ten years, raising tens of million dollars across Texas and the United States.

Pineda served most recently as Director of Development for the College of Science at the University of Texas at El Paso, where she led a transformative development effort benefiting the students and faculty of the university. In her spare time she is a voracious reader and loves to travel with her husband Richard.

It was at St. Edward’s that Pineda realized that it was her responsibility to serve her community. “St. Edward’s guiding principles of love and care for community, service learning, the pursuit of excellence and making the world a better place have defined my life,” she says. “They are always at the forefront of what I do and help remind me why I do what I do.”

The full story on Pineda’s alumni award can be seen at http://think.stedwards.edu/giving/alumni-association-award-recipients-2015#VP
Pineda was also selected to join an elite network of more than 6,000 women as a member of the Leadership Texas Class of 2015. She joins eighty women leaders competitively selected from across the state to participate in the longest-running women’s leadership development program in the U.S. Throughout the year-long program, they will have the opportunity to broaden their perspectives on the state of Texas by exploring four Texas cities and receiving cutting-edge information from recognized experts, government officials and other leaders to positively inform their work and community for years to come, said Candace O’Keefe-Mathis, CEO of Leadership Women (LW).

Leadership Texas, now in its 33rd consecutive year, is the flagship program of LW, a nonprofit social enterprise headquartered in Dallas.

“Leadership Texas is designed specifically to help women learn new information and be encouraged to lead well as they leave lasting legacies of achievement throughout our state’s communities, organizations and corporations,” said O’Keefe-Mathis.

Pineda joins two others from TTUHSC El Paso who were also selected—Ginger Pineda Raya, and Susanne Van Weelden, both administrators in the Department of OB/GYN.