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Jun 1, 2019

UTSA has initiatives to match - and help - San Antonio

Taylor Eighmy for the San Antonio Express News
Dreaming big for UTSA means dreaming big for San Antonio. Big dreams, after all, have always been part of our shared history. Read more  
May 9, 2019

2019 Building San Antonio: Dealmaker of the Year

San Antonio Business Journal
The University of Texas at San Antonio’s $90 million plan to expand its downtown campus with the development of a National Security Collaboration Center and a School of Data Science will have a “defining” impact on the Alamo City institution — on a national level. Read more  
Apr 26, 2019

UTSA president seeking responsible downtown expansion

San Antonio Business Journal
University of Texas at San Antonio leaders are rethinking the way they approach new development west of Interstate 35 as President Taylor Eighmy’s vision for an expanded downtown campus takes shape. Read more  
Apr 12, 2019

UTSA responds to surge of transfer students

San Antonio Express News
More than 3,000 students will transfer to UTSA this year, among the roughly 3.7 million nationally who are expected to move from one college to another, according to estimates from The National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students. Read more  
Mar 26, 2019

UTSA's transit deal with VIA key to larger multicampus vision

San Antonio Business Journal
The initiative is part of a comprehensive master plan for UTSA that President Taylor Eighmy believes will address key mobility challenges affecting the university and the city, while creating greater connectivity between two growing campuses. Read more  
Mar 25, 2019

President Eighmy named inaugural Dealmaker of the Year

San Antonio Business Journal
The San Antonio Business Journal has announced that University of Texas at San Antonio President Taylor Eighmy has been chosen as the inaugural Dealmaker of the Year as part of the new Building San Antonio Awards. Read more  
Feb 26, 2019

UTSA boosts ties with German university

San Antonio Express News
The University of Texas at San Antonio hosted delegates from a German university Monday as the two institutions worked to develop a partnership born out of San Antonio’s sister city program. Read more  
Jan 29, 2019

Influencers: People we're watching in 2019

San Antonio Business Journal
Taylor Eighmy, president of The University of Texas at San Antonio, has been selected to the San Antonio Business Journal's national list of executives to watch in 2019. Read more  
Dec 31, 2018

UTSA's Eighmy has big plans for university, San Antonio's downtown

Taylor Eighmy had been in office almost exactly a year when he cemented the support of city and county leaders and University of Texas System regents and secured millions of dollars for major campus expansions designed to reshape and revitalize significant chunks of downtown. Read more  
Dec 4, 2018

Newly established President's Student Advisory Council

Nominations for council membership are being accepted through Monday, December 10. Interested students should seek nomination from their college dean or one of the campus administrators listed on the Council’s website. Read more  
Nov 12, 2018

Bioscience Leaders Hone Strategy to Put San Antonio on the Research map

Rivard Report
Four leaders of San Antonio's major research institutions have teamed up to develop a plan to accelerate biomedical discoveries, attract talent and funding, and put San Antonio's biomedical research ecosystem on the map nationally and internationally. Read more  
Oct 14, 2018

Free speech, civil discourse and preparing future leaders

Taylor Eighmy, For the San Antonio Express-News
The recent protests occurring across college campuses, including at UTSA, are reminders of the power of public discourse and the importance of universities to provide students with the intellectual tools for civic engagement. Read more  
Sep 28, 2018

Once mocked, UTSA graduation rate is soaring

San Antonio Express News
The University of Texas at San Antonio increased its graduation rates once again in 2018, officials announced, crediting the school’s focus on counseling first-generation students for years of improvement. Read more  
Sep 18, 2018

Downtown Campus announcement news reports

Collection of news reports from UTSA's Downtown Campus announcement on September 18, 2018. Read more  
Sep 6, 2018

UTSA expands Downtown Campus with a National Security Collaboration Center and planned new School of Data Science

UT System Board of Regents authorizes $70 million for construction of facilities. Read more  
Aug 20, 2018

Freedom of Speech on University Campuses

A selection of articles capturing a variety of perspectives regarding freedom of expression on university campuses. Read more  
Aug 17, 2018

'Time waits for now one': UTSA moves ahead with National Security Collaboration Center

The University of Texas San Antonio is standing up a virtual National Security Collaboration Center while they wait for a physical building, said UTSA president Taylor Eighmy during a speech Tuesday at the Cyber Texas Foundation’s annual conference downtown. Read more  
Aug 15, 2018

UTSA moving fast to launch National Security Collaboration Center

San Antonio Business Journal
The University of Texas at San Antonio is moving swiftly to begin research at its National Security Collaboration Center, even before constructing the center's planned $40 million building and as it looks for a director to lead it. Read more  
Aug 14, 2018

UTSA launches cybersecurity center on Main Campus pending downtown home

The University of Texas at San Antonio’s $40 million cybersecurity hub is likely more than two years away from completion, but that hasn’t stopped the university from setting up shop in a 25,000-square-foot temporary space on its main campus. Read more  
Aug 8, 2018

UTSA President calls for creating bigger downtown presence

University of Texas at San Antonio President Taylor Eighmy forecasted the future of his school’s downtown campus and its potential to embed itself into the downtown landscape during a conversation with Centro San Antonio members on Wednesday. Read more  
Jun 27, 2018

UTSA Downtown Campus expands course schedule options

UTSA Today
UTSA students taking classes at the Downtown Campus this fall will have more options to optimize their course schedules and reduce the need to travel between the Downtown Campus and Main Campus to fulfill degree requirements. Read more  
Apr 2, 2018

President Eighmy shares his vision for the future

Texas Public Radio: The Source
President Eighmy shares vision for the future of UTSA in a live interview on Texas Public Radio: The Source. Read more  
Mar 23, 2018

Inauguration news coverage

Special news coverage of the UTSA Presidential Inauguration which took place on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Read more  
Mar 6, 2018

President Eighmy maps out his vision for the school and the city

Taylor Eighmy, For the San Antonio Express News
As San Antonio celebrates its Tricentennial in 2018 and the University of Texas at San Antonio marks its Semicentennial in 2019, our community has a unique opportunity to reflect on its past while also envisioning its future. Read more  
Feb 12, 2018

Making the UTSA downtown campus the westside gateway

Rivard Report
It’s taken the vision of a newcomer – Eighmy – to turn a pipe dream into the first real plan for transformation in this long-neglected sector of downtown. For years now, San Antonio’s civic and business leaders have said great cities have great downtowns. Read more