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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 6, 2018

UTSA Day of Service

A social media snapshot from the 2018 UTSA Day of Service. 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  
Feb 8, 2018

UTSA downtown expansion could add 10,000 students to San Antonio's urban core

Rivard Report
University of Texas at San Antonio President Taylor Eighmy says it is time for ambitious changes at the university’s downtown campus. He wants to triple enrollment downtown over the next 10 years. Read more  
Feb 1, 2018

UTSA expansion would bring more research downtown

San Antonio Business Journal
San Antonio’s urban core is expected to become a more prominent center for research if UTSA President Taylor Eighmy fulfills his vision for a greatly expanded downtown campus. Read more  
Dec 22, 2017

New UTSA president Eighmy has a goal: a 70 percent graduation rate

San Antonio Express-News
Sylvia Foster-Frau of the San Antonio Express-News, writes about President Eighmy's top initiative, which is fostering student success and with that, improving UTSA's four-year graduation rate. Read more  
Dec 13, 2017

Three months in, new UTSA president lays out vision for downtown campus

Texas Public Radio
Texas Public Radio's Camille Phillips speaks with President Eighmy about his plans for the university. Read more  
Dec 13, 2017

Hate speech does not equal free speech

San Antonio Express-News
A letter signed in unity with fellow San Antonio college and university presidents in a stand against hate speech on all campuses. Read more  
Dec 6, 2017

Mall site turned campus ready for next transformation

San Antonio Express-News
The San Antonio Express-News Editorial Board lay out both the challenges and possibilities facing President Eighmy's vision for the development of the UTSA Downtown Campus. Read more  
Oct 20, 2017

Under new President Eighmy, UTSA sets sights on student success

Rivard Report
Bekah McNeel of the Rivard Report writes about President Eighmy's vision for student success. Read more