Victor Cornell serves as statewide advocacy manager, a position created in 2013 to grow our organizational statewide presence through community organizers. Since the creation of the new advocacy department, we have gotten community organizers in Houston, Dallas and the Rio Grande Valley. They coordinate with local activists and coalition partners to both serve local community needs and drive our statewide strategic plans.
Vic joined the ACLU of Texas in 2005 as a work-study in the administration/finance department while attending University of Texas at Austin, where he holds an undergraduate degree in religious studies. He also holds a philosophy degree from Austin Community College and a graduate degree in religious education and theological ethics from Meadville Lombard Theological School.
Since becoming a full-time staff member in 2007, Vic has served in a variety of roles at the ACLU of Texas, growing from position to postion as need demanded. His various roles include administrative assistant, office manager, religious freedom campaign coordinator, Austin regional coordinator, and legislative liaison.