Vanessa C. Torres
Public Relations Director
Office Phone: 210-486-0883
Vanessa is a vivacious, creative,
talented marketing professional specializing in integrated
communications, strategy and implementation. Before joining SAC in June
2012, Vanessa served as the Enrollment Marketing Manager at St. Mary's
University. Previously, she has also worked as a Director of
Communications where her largest project focused on motivating high
school seniors to attend college. Vanessa, a native of San Antonio,
graduated with her bachelor's degree in Public Relations from Columbia
College Chicago and obtained her master's degree in Integrated Marketing
Communications from Roosevelt University. She is deeply committed to
working for the good of the community; she is on the Board of Directors
of the San Antonio American Marketing Association and recently became a
mentor with Big Brothers, Big Sisters.
Coordinator of Communications
Office Phone: 210-486-0885
Melissa first joined the Alamo Colleges as a student in 2003 and began her work-study position in the Teaching and Learning Facilitation in 2004 at Northwest Vista College. Since then she has graduated with an Associate of Arts in May 2006 from NVC, and in May 2009 with a Bachelors in Sociology from Texas A&M San Antonio. Melissa also received her Masters in Public Administration from Ashford University. Currently, Melissa serves as the Coordinator of Communication at San Antonio College and leads the College's social media efforts.
Public Information Officer
Office Phone: 210-486-0882
Russell has spent most of his career in public relations in San Antonio, his hometown. Before joining San Antonio College PR Office in 2016, he worked at Trinity University's Communications Office as its Public Information Officer. He also worked at KMOL-TV (now WOAI-TV) the NBC affiliate in San Antonio, where he started his television career in the production department as a studio camera operator and sometime technical director. He later moved to the Creative Services Department at the TV station where he was a writer/producer. He received his bachelor's degree in Journalism, Broadcasting & Film from Trinity. He is a member of the local chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and served on its board for a few years.
Multimedia Specialist, Sr.
Office Phone: 210-486-0886
Dana is an award winning graphic designer with over 15 years of experience. A proud graduate of San Antonio College, she also attended Delmar Community College in Corpus Christi and Palo Alto College. She first came to work at the Alamo Colleges in 2001. Previously, she held the position of Lead Ad Designer at the San Antonio Business Journal. After working with Alamo Colleges for five years, she and her husband traveled to McMurdo Station in Antarctica to work with the National Science Foundation. In 2010, Dana returned to SAC as a graphic artist. Though she considers herself a "Texan" now, Dana grew up on the East coast. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for nearly 40 years, and she is a proud mom of two and grandparent of three.