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Lety Laurel

Lety Laurel

Managing Editor

Office 210-458-6155

About Lety

Lety Laurel is managing editor of the Office of University Communications and Marketing, and editor of two award-winning university publications, Giving Magazine and Sombrilla Magazine.

She has been a journalist for more than 13 years, and has spent more than half of her career working at UTSA. In her tenure at the university, Lety has overseen the creation of two magazines, UTSA Discovery and Giving Magazine, which have received awards and national recognition from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. She has been on the frontlines of numerous university publications and marketing campaigns. Recently, Lety served as co-chair for the Editors Forum, an annual conference for university magazine editors from around the country.

Before bleeding orange and blue, Lety was a reporter at the San Antonio Express-News and the Corpus Christi Caller-Times.

Tom Palmer

Thomas Palmer

Senior Designer

Office 210-458-6183

About Thomas

Thomas Palmer is the senior magazine designer for University Publications, a component of the Office of University Communications and Marketing. Thomas is an award-winning designer who has publishing and media experience that spans more than 35 years in higher education, with 31 of those years devoted to UTSA.

During his tenure at UTSA, Thomas has participated in all levels of media handling and execution including corporate identity, magazine publishing, marketing, electronic and print advertising, and multimedia development. He also helped create Rowdy, the official mascot of UTSA.

Thomas is currently the principal visual architect for the university’s flagship publication, Sombrilla Magazine, and its sister publication, Giving Magazine.

Request for Back Issues

For back issues of UTSA publications, contact Lety Laurel at 210-458-6155 or