NVC Welcomes New Director of Advocacy Services

Northwest Vista College welcomes Lisa Black, LMSW, the new director of Advocacy Services, located in Husiache Hall.

Lisa was previously at San Antonio College as its founding director of the Student Advocacy Center where she was in that position for three years. The center supports students with food, clothing, emergency assistance and mental health care. Lisa was at SAC for almost 16 years, which includes being named associate professor of Social Work in 2004. She also served as faculty senate president and was the inaugural faculty fellow for the Executive Faculty Council.

For her work with the Student Advocacy Center, Lisa was the catalyst to help get San Antonio College named as a finalist for the Star Award, a prestigious honor given by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

SAC was nominated for its Student Advocacy Center, a first-of-its-kind integrated, campus-based, case management and mental health services support program for students. Created in the fall of 2016, the center’s goal is to provide basic needs support to reduce barriers that hinder the completion of college. Read more about it here: https://www.alamo.edu/sac/news-events/news/2019/september/sac-named-star-award-finalist/

Prior to Alamo Colleges, Lisa worked in the nonprofit industry to help combat suicide prevention and mental health. She received a master’s degree in Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University and a bachelor’s degree from Lamar University.

When Lisa is not helping students, she’s also busy with her husband and two daughters, who are ages 19 and 21.

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