Her ideas spark community at UT Health San Antonio

Cindi AdcockThe name Cindi Adcock might ring a bell. That’s likely because the State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) recently came to a close. During that time, your inbox may have gotten a little fuller than usual with Cindi’s emails reminding everyone to give back to the community through their contribution, not to mention reminders for food and other fundraising appeals.

Adcock is the Special Events Planner for UT Health San Antonio. She believes her role has really evolved into community engagement due to increased involvement in walks, sponsorships, Fiesta celebrations and marquee slides that the public sees as they drive onto the Long campus, just to name a few.

“I get very passionate when I get a new idea…how can I make a difference?” she said. She said she looks for ways to improve that idea, expand its concept and encourage others to get engaged.

“I am very lucky that Mary DeLay (her supervisor and vice president and chief of staff for President William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP,) has been very gracious in allowing me to be creative.”

In recent years, Adcock has revitalized UT Health San Antonio’s involvement with Fiesta, especially the Cavaliers River Parade.

“We used to do this years ago and it kind of went away for many years, and I thought that it’s very important for the institution to have its face out in the city, especially with our most vibrant and lively event,” she said.

She also initiated the creation and sale of Fiesta medals for the university, along with the help of Creative Media Services.

Her most recent endeavor is an initiative she is co-leading with a colleague to track volunteer hours. “I feel like we can make a difference in our city as (an institution). This type of involvement can create teamwork that allows us to meet and get to know one another in a different environment, which can enhance our culture here at work.”

It is Cindi’s hope to one day see an army of UT Health San Antonio volunteers (in matching T-shirts), doing whatever they can do to give back to the community.

Adcock’s creativity and ideas bring bursts of color and energy to the lives of UT Health San Antonio’s faculty, staff and students. Every initative and event is purposeful in bringing everyone together and helping the greater San Antonio community.

Adcock has a love for travel (and most recently had the opportunity to visit Italy) and gardening. But her greatest joy is spending time with her 2-year old grandson, Michael René.

“Whatever fun things I enjoyed in the past are gone out the window because of him,” she said.

At work, however, she’s all about putting the best face forward for UT Health San Antonio.

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