Tony Sanchez is a veteran human resource leader with a history of transforming and
overseeing robust human resources functions. That experience has guided him to collaboratively
implement HR strategies to achieve goals for a unified, diverse and talented work
Since 1993, Tony has worked in the healthcare sector serving large diverse organizations
and began his higher ed journey at Lamar University in January 2021. Throughout Tony's
career, he has gained experience in all areas of human resources including ethics,
compliance, leadership development, employee relations, compensation, benefits, recruitment,
payroll, employee satisfaction and engagement, retention, process improvement and
implementation, team building, and coaching and mentoring.
Prior to Lamar University, Tony served as the vice president of human resources and
change management at Prospect Medical Holdings - Nix Health System, a multi-campus
Acute Care and Psychiatric Regional System in San Antonio. While there he initiated
and implemented a workforce plan increasing efficiency, boosting performance and aligned
strategic HR functions. As a result, the organization achieved the highest customer
scores and highest employee engagement scores in the company, as well as above national
average in retention of employees. He is most proud that the organization achieved
designation of 5 Star Quality Hospital, the only in the San Antonio region at the
Tony's life’s work has been devoted to helping those in need. He has always enjoyed
being part of a greater good. At UNTD, Tony will continue that mission. He is excited
to join UNTD and to build on the world-class faculty and create a student-centric
culture that will have a lasting and immeasurable impact on our community for generations.
Tony holds a Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communications from Southern Methodist
University and certificates in “Developing a Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Program”
and in “Diversity and Inclusion in a Global Enterprise.” Additionally, he is an active
member of the Society of Human Resources Management and a former member of the board
of directors of Economic Empowerment Project Quest, Inc.
On personal note, Tony is a proud husband to his wife Giko and father to two wonderful
daughters. He plays guitar with anyone who can bear the sound and is a loyal Dallas
Cowboys fan. Tony's favorite saying is "This is our year," followed by his second
favorite saying "Next year is really our year."