Associate Director for Constituent Relations

Lisa DeLosso is the Associate Director for Constituent Relations at The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture. She received her undergraduate degrees from the Pennsylvania State University in art education and art history, and a Masters in art education from The University of Texas at Austin. Her graduate thesis, A Phenomenon of Thought, focused on spatial liminality in the museum environment.
 
In her current role at the university, DeLosso manages the School of Architecture's Advisory Council, a key group of alumni and donors who advance the school’s reputation as a leader in design education. She also oversees Friends of Architecture, Goldsmith Society, annual giving, and donor-related programs for the school. She has been at UTSOA since 2011. Prior to joining the school, she worked at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum, where she assisted with their hugely popular “Architecture at the Umlauf” lecture series.
 
Outside of work, DeLosso is an avid outdoorswoman. She is an alumna of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and NOLS’ Wilderness Medicine Institute. She has also bicycled over 4,500 miles from Austin, Texas, to Anchorage, Alaska, as part of the 2009 Texas 4000 for Cancer team. In 2012, she summited Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa with the non-profit group, Survivor Summit. Most recently, she founded Adventure Book Club, a social opportunity for adults who like to read outdoor, travel, and adventure-based fiction and nonfiction books; the club has been highly successful, with more than 160 members.

Education

  • MA, Art Education (Museums), The University of Texas at Austin (2010)
  • BS, Art Education (Museums), Pennsylvania State University (2007)
  • BA, Art History, Pennsylvania State University (2007)

Publications

DeLosso, L. C. (2010). A phenomenon of thought : Liminal theory in the museum. (Master's thesis, The University of Texas at Austin).

photo of Lisa DeLosso