Student Affairs News

August 4, 2006

In this issue

  • Message from Interim Vice President of Student Affairs
  • Volunteers needed for housing move-in day
  • Staff notes
  • Leader Summit seeks program proposals
  • Your colleagues – make their day!

Dear Colleagues,

I am excited to have this opportunity to work with you in this interim period as we continue to advance the goals and objectives of Student Affairs.  During my time at UTSA, I have been very impressed with the talent and commitment of the dedicated staff members within this division.  I look forward to drawing on your expertise in the coming months as we work together in moving UTSA to the next level.

I also want to express our gratitude to Ysabel Trinidad for her outstanding service to UTSA and Student Affairs.  By the end of the Fall Semester, we should have three major construction projects underway—the Campus Recreation expansion (currently ongoing), Laurel Village and Phase III of the University Center.  Ysabel played an essential role in moving these projects forward, and her wealth of knowledge--as well as her diligence and dedication--will be sorely missed.  We wish her the best in her new role at the University of Washington at Tacoma and have no doubt that she will be very successful.

Lastly, thank you for your hard work over the summer preparing for a new and exciting year!

Kevin S. Price

Calling all volunteers – it’s moving time!

The Office of Housing and Residence Life requests your assistance.  Volunteers are needed to help the “On-Campus Roadrunners” move into their new home for the Fall 2006 semester.  Please donate your time and give a hand.  The official move-in dates for all three housing complexes (Chaparral Village @ UTSA, Chisholm Hall, and University Oaks) are August 18th and 19th

Volunteers are needed from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.  You will be helping the students and their families move personal items into their rooms.  Pepsi products will be provided for everyone.

To sign up, please complete the form below.  Include the number of volunteers from your area if you are volunteering as a group.  Please fax the completed form to Kim Ellicks-Center at 458-6201, or drop it off at the City Center at Chaparral Village near Chisholm Hall.


          Contact Name:___________________________________________________________          

               Contact Information:          Phone:________________________________________


         Group Name:____________________________________________________________          

         Number of participants: ___________________________________________

         Date(s) you can volunteer:__________________________________________________

         Time(s) you can volunteer:__________________________________________________


Staff Notes 

Eric Cooper is the new Assistant Director of Enrollment Services.  Eric previously served as Associate Director of Admissions at Davis & Elkins College in West Virginia and most recently was the Associate Registrar at Seton Hill University in Pennsylvania.  He brings more than 12 years experience in college admissions and registration and will be a positive addition to the Office of Financial Aid and Enrollment Services.  Eric will be responsible for directly overseeing the Call Center and Support Teams in Enrollment Services.

Margaret Costantino has been a career counselor in Career Services for over eight years.  Today is her last day on staff as she leaves to pursue her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision here at UTSA.

Karen Ivy is a new career counselor for College of Business and comes to us from Texas A&M where she just completed all of her coursework for her PhD in Counseling.

Lachelle Dixon was recently hired as the Counselor Support Coordinator for Career Services.  She has worked in the Advising Office at the downtown campus for several years.


Leader Summit seeks program proposals -- submission deadline is August 18

Student Activities is seeking educational session proposals for the 2006 Leader Summit conference to be held on Saturday, September 16th from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM in the UTSA University Center. 

Leader Summit’s purpose is to:

    Provide opportunities for student leaders to learn from each other

    Provide participants the opportunity to learn practical leadership skills

    Invigorate our organization leaders as they begin a new academic year

    Strengthen the connection between our student organization leaders and the Student Activities office

 If you are interested in presenting, please email (below) or call to request the Educational Session Proposal packet.  If you have any questions, contact Student Activities at 210.458.4160 or

Your Colleagues -- Make Their Day!

Michelle Detiveaux Rodriguez, Career Services

Michelle was nominated for the American Association of Employment in Education's (AAEE) best newcomer award!  She is now competing at the national level!  Congrats Michelle and good luck!  You are a great ambassador for UTSA and Career Services!

Career Services from a satisfied student

“I just wanted to say thanks again for counseling me about getting an internship.  It has been such a blast-I am having so much fun and have met and spoke with every executive here at US Airways!  This program is really amazing, and I really hope some more kids from our school will be able to come in the future.”