"Your mayor here, Julián Castro, gave a total shout out to menudo during his [Democratic National Convention] speech. That was amazing. Although I do have to say part of me wishes, instead of menudo—most Americans know what menudo is—but he could at least given a plug to guisados or puffy tacos, or something like that, maybe something a little more San Antonio."
Gustavo Arellano, author of Taco USA and the nationally syndicated column "Ask a Mexican," during his Sept. 12 lecture at the Downtown Campus
"It's as simple as this: If we admit them, we are going to graduate them."
Ricardo Romo talking about UTSA's new graduation rate improvement plan at his Oct. 3 State of the University address
"I believe that especially now, a college degree is more valuable than ever. Times are tough, but, trust me, they're a lot tougher for people who don't have a college degree."
Ricardo Romo at his Oct. 3 State of the University address