Office of the President

Message from the President

Sep 12, 2018

Student Success Initiative Update

There’s a simple truth about UTSA that we don’t acknowledge often enough: we’ve seen dramatic increases in retention and graduation rates over the last decade. Read more  
Sep 10, 2018

Freedom of Speech

At our new student Convocation last month, I spoke about one of UTSA’s fundamental obligations: to prepare our students to be civically engaged so they can go forth and make the world a better place. Read more  
Aug 31, 2018

Introducing Incentivized Resource Management at UTSA

Tomorrow marks the first day of UTSA’s new fiscal year, and with it the advent of our new budget model and an entirely different approach to managing our institutional resources. Read more  
Aug 28, 2018

Our commitment to preventing sexual misconduct

Now that the first few days of the new academic year are behind us, I’d like to take this opportunity to address a critically important topic: our unwavering, university-wide commitment to preventing all forms of sexual misconduct. Read more  
Aug 27, 2018

Operation Defend the Dome

Join us in supporting “Operation Defend the Dome” for the football team’s home opener against Baylor on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Alamodome to recognize and show appreciation to those who defend our country. Read more  
Aug 21, 2018

Welcome back, Roadrunners!

As you settle into your classes and adjust to the pace of the fall semester, allow me to offer you a few words to carry you through the year: Remember to dream big. Read more  
Aug 21, 2018

Welcome back, faculty and staff!

Welcome to the new academic year! Seeing our students return to campus for the start of the fall semester is such an exciting time – one of the true joys of working in academia. Read more  
Aug 10, 2018

Roadrunner Athletics Center of Excellence

This summer has been a busy one with the launch of our Campus Master Plan and Research Excellence initiatives, both of which will accelerate UTSA’s upward trajectory as a nationally-recognized university located in the fastest growing city in the U.S. Today I’m pleased to announce the launch of an initiative to move us closer to our goals for our athletics programs – a new Center of Excellence for Roadrunner Athletics. Read more  
Aug 3, 2018

Presidential initiative on research excellence

I am pleased to announce the launch of the Presidential Initiative on Research Excellence. Led by Dr. Bernard Arulanandam, Interim Vice President for Research, Economic Development and Knowledge Enterprise, this initiative will have a monumental impact on UTSA’s future as a multicultural discovery enterprise. Read more  
Jun 25, 2018

Presidential initiative on the campus master plan

Under the leadership of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Kimberly Andrews Espy, this task force will establish a framework for the development of UTSA’s campuses over the next decade. Read more  
Jun 19, 2018

Follow-up regarding campus consensual relationships

I am sending along a follow-up to my message of May 24 regarding investigations of faculty-student consensual relationships on our campus. Read more  
Jun 15, 2018

Budget and merit increase for fiscal year 2019

Over the last several months, Vice President for Business Affairs Kathy Funk-Baxter and her team worked diligently to craft an institutional budget for fiscal year 2019 that balances a multitude of priorities. Read more  
Jun 8, 2018

Strategic initiative on data governance and integrity

Making data-driven decisions is important to the success of any organization – but the decisions themselves are only as good as the data they’re based on. The primary goal of our next strategic initiative on Data Governance & Integrity is to provide all of us with the information we need to make effective decisions as faculty and staff here at UTSA. Read more  
Jun 1, 2018

Where we've been, where we're going

As our minds turn to preparing for the upcoming terms, I wanted to take a moment to share some thoughts regarding where we’ve been this year, and the vision for UTSA’s future in the decade ahead. Read more  
May 29, 2018

New peer models of excellence

Though we are forging our own, distinct path as San Antonio’s university of the future, there are lessons to be learned from the successes of others. Read more  
May 24, 2018

Message regarding campus consensual relationships

As a nation we are grappling with the devastating reality that sexual harassment and misconduct are all too common in our society. Read more  
May 8, 2018

A new face in the President's Office

There is a new face in the President’s Office, very happy to announce the hiring of Yvonne De Leon as the new executive assistant to the President. Read more  
Apr 13, 2018

Presidential Initiative on the Downtown Campus

Imagine a Downtown “Centro” Campus that is just as vibrant and active as the Main “Norte” Campus—an urban academic enclave that provides a fully realized living/learning experience for students and serves as an intellectual gateway to San Antonio’s near west side and downtown. Read more  
Apr 11, 2018

New additions to UTSA's Senior Leadership Team

President Eighmy announced the addition of two additional positions to his Senior Leadership Team. Read more  
Apr 4, 2018

New website for bias incident reporting

UTSA’s new Campus Climate Team, which launched in November, has been actively monitoring and addressing bias incidents on campus. The Campus Climate Team has since launched a website to provide accurate information to the community regarding campus bias incidents. Read more  
Apr 2, 2018

Dream no small dreams

In a message to the UTSA community, President Eighmy gives updates on key initiatives and university conversations. Read more  
Mar 30, 2018

Reorganization of community services units

On Friday, March 30, 2018, President Eighmy announced new reporting lines for the units responsible for the university’s community engagement efforts. Read more  
Mar 21, 2018

Interim Vice Presidents for Student Success and Strategic Enrollment

In an email to the campus community, President Eighmy noted the prioritization of UTSA’s efforts around student success and strategic enrollment by naming two new interim vice presidents to serve on his senior leadership team. Rhonda M. Gonzales will serve as Interim Vice President for Student Success, and Lisa G. Blazer as Interim Vice President for Strategic Enrollment. Read more  
Feb 20, 2018

Preventing Sexual Misconduct/Department of Title IX Services

Over the past several years, a number of systemic issues of sexual misconduct on university campuses have come to light. My position on this issue is straightforward and unyielding: sexual misconduct of any kind is unacceptable, and we must adopt a community ethos of zero tolerance. Read more  
Feb 15, 2018

UTSA's Tuition and Fees Proposal

A message to UTSA students, staff and faculty regarding the tuition proposal President Eighmy will bring forward to the U.T. System Board of Regents. Read more