For months, the presidential search committee met silently to distinguish candidates from which to choose the next president of UTSA. After an arduous process, a loud thud came from the presidential search committee as it dropped the name of its sole finalist for the UTSA presidency. On June 30th, Dr. Taylor Eighmy was named the sole finalist by the UT Regents and July 25th he was approved in a majority vote by those regents.
In an interview with The Paisano, Eighmy emphasized that he wants students to know he is dedicated to University. When asked about what he wanted students to know about him, Eighmy responded with an enthusiastic message. He said, “I have great passion for the future of this place! Every student’s success is our success,” Eighmy then stressed the importance of the students in his mission of making UTSA a “Discovery Enterprise.” “I want to ask the students to help me work with this institution and this community to create the University of the future.”