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VPBA Newsletter - January 2005

Business Horizons
A monthly publication of Business Affairs

The University of Texas at San Antonio

January 2005

In All We Do,
We Do With


Every Person,
Every Day,
Every Job


Kerry's Korner Effective immediately there will be several changes in the Business Affairs Division driven primarily by the need to enhance services.  A Parking & Transportation Director will be hired to lead the effort to separate Parking & Transportation into its own operating unit, independent of the Office of Public Safety.  In addition, employment searches will commence for an Associate Vice President for Administration and a Director of Management Reporting & Analyses.  The AVP for Administration will be primarily responsible for institutional contracting, but will also have line responsibility for the Parking & Transportation Department and the Office of Organizational Development.  The Director of Management Reporting will be primarily responsible for developing and maintaining an effective management information and reporting system that will serve the division and the other administrative, academic and student services divisions. To see the revised Business Affairs organization chart that reflects these changes, please visit  Copies will also be made available by calling Sue, Julie or Jennifer at 458-4201 or by coming by our office.  Upcoming Events:

Employee Holiday
January 17

VPBA Breakfast
January 19
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
MB Regents' Room
MB 3.106

VPBA Staff Relations Council
January 20
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
VPBA Conference Room
MB 3.102

Police Advisory Board
January 27
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Police Assembly Room
MS 1.02.16

Congratulations to the newly elected VPBA Staff Relations Council Members
Department Representative Alternate

Facilities Services

Jackson Christofoletti
Celso Santiago
Carlita Contreras
Darleen Wurth
Juan Macias
John Rivenburgh
Rosa Mendez
James Jinks
Michael Luna
Yvette Ybarbo
AVPFA, Budget &
Business Administration
Jill Palmer
Corinne Sabo
Millie Ramos
University Police Thomas Harper
Geoffrey Merritt
Minnie Martinez
Human Resources Denise Moore Josie Dickerson
The purpose of this council is to facilitate communication and improve the functions throughout the business organization.  Please contact the representative in your area if you have any suggestions to improve our procedures or services to the community and/or concerns that you would like your representative to bring to the table. 

Police Advisory Board (PAB) Seeks Input

The UTSA Police Advisory Board is comprised of students, faculty, and staff, and provides a forum for you to express your thoughts and concerns on security, parking and transportation related issues.  The PAB and the UTSA Police seek workable solutions to these concerns to enhance services to the University community.

You are encouraged to contact PAB members in writing through:
     Trevor C. Liddle, PAB Chair
     Chisholm Hall Housing Office 
     6900 N Loop 1604 West
     San Antonio, TX 78249
or visit their website at:

20 Ways to Make Your Life Better

1.  Compliment three people every day
2.  Watch a sunrise at least once a year
3.  Be the first to say "Hello"
4.  Live beneath your means
5.  Treat everyone like you want to be treated
6.  Never give up on anybody; miracles happen
7.  Forget the Joneses
8.  Never deprive someone of hope; it may be all he/she has
9.  Pray not for things, but for wisdom and courage
10. Be tough-minded but tenderhearted

The next "10 Ways to Make your Life Better"
coming in February

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Payroll Notice
For information on your 2004 W-2, Electronic earnings statement and signing up for direct deposit, please visit the Payroll website

New limitations on voluntary 403B and 457 plan contributions have been posted at: and

Survey for Organizational Excellence

Let your voice be heard!  Be one of the first to complete the Survey for Organizational Excellence online.  Please contact Edna Dominguez if you have questions at 458-5818.