Office of the President

Thought Leadership

Feb 1, 2018

Racing to Reaccreditation

UTSA will undergo a Reaffirmation of Accreditation review from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) in 2019-2020. This review happens once every 10 years, and it is a very big deal. Read more  
Dec 1, 2017

Proposed tax reform and its impact on graduate students

Yesterday I sent letters to our representatives in Congress to express my concerns regarding the proposed legislation for tax reform, which could have significant impact on the cost of obtaining a degree. Read more  
Nov 20, 2017

Thoughts on diversity and inclusion

Many of you have heard me say that UTSA’s multicultural foundations and diversity were two things that attracted me to our institution. Read more  
Sep 15, 2017

Cradle to career

The concept of learning for life is close to my heart. I owe a debt of gratitude to Nancy Zimpher, former chancellor of the SUNY System, for influencing my thinking on this topic. Read more  
Sep 5, 2017

A safe haven for learning - thoughts on DACA

Today’s announcement regarding ending the DACA program has grave implications for our country’s undocumented immigrant students. As a lifelong educator I feel a moral obligation to add my own voice to those defending the Dreamers. Read more