UTSA provost to step down to return to teaching
By David Gabler
Assistant Vice President for Communications
(April 25, 2007)--Rosalie Ambrosino, provost and vice president for academic affairs at The University of Texas at San Antonio, announced today that she will leave her administrative position Aug. 31 for family reasons and return to teaching and research.
Ambrosino has served as provost at UTSA since December 2005. Before serving as the chief academic administrator, Ambrosino was vice president for student affairs at UTSA since 2001.
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"I'm very proud of what we've been able to accomplish during my time as provost, and it has been an honor to serve UTSA," Ambrosino said. "However, my academic focus is in social work, and returning to teaching will allow me time I need to spend with my family."
"We are very grateful for Rosalie's service to UTSA," said UTSA President Ricardo Romo. "Due to her hard work and leadership in both academic and student affairs, UTSA has made significant strides toward becoming a premier research university. She is a respected colleague, and everyone at UTSA is very grateful for her dedication and hard work."
"I have truly loved serving as an administrator in both student and academic affairs at UTSA," said Ambrosino, who is credited by many for building an outstanding student affairs division at the university. A highlight of my career has been working with friends and colleagues who share a passion for providing the highest quality programs and services to support our institution's mission of excellence and access. And I look forward to continuing our work together in a different role."
Among her accomplishments as UTSA's provost, Ambrosino has worked to strengthen undergraduate education and advising; led the university's strategic planning process; examined issues related to faculty workload; promoted the importance of both teaching and research; and worked to enhance collaboration in academic affairs. "I know that the strong team of leaders in academic affairs will continue to build upon the successes we've already achieved," she said.
Before the end of the semester, Romo will appoint a search committee to conduct a national search for a chief academic affairs officer, and before Aug. 31, he will appoint an interim provost for the university.