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Yvonne Pena named director of student leadership development

Yvonne Pena

Yvonne Pena

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(April 6, 2010)--The UTSA Office of Student Life announces the hiring of Yvonne Pena as director of student leadership development. Pena comes to UTSA with a wide range of leadership experience from institutions including the University of Nevada, Reno; Illinois State University and the University of New Mexico.

"We are so excited that Yvonne has joined the Student Life team. She brings a wealth of student leadership experience and a strong desire to work with our students," said John Kaulfus, associate dean of students. "Our students are hungry to engage in leadership development as they prepare to enter a very competitive job market. I am confident that Yvonne's presence on campus, in conjunction with the opening of the Student Leadership Center, will help many of our students reach their leadership potential and achieve their career goals."

Pena received a bachelor's degree from the University of New Mexico and a master's degree from Texas A&M University in student affairs administration in higher education. She also has been an active member of NASPA for the last 10 years. NASPA is a respected higher education organization for student affairs administrators.

"It's exciting to be part of something new and innovative with the creation of the Student Leadership Center at UTSA," said Pena. "My hope is that students will embrace the concept that leadership is more than a position or a title, but it is an experience. In time, the Student Leadership Center will provide leadership opportunities, mentoring and resources for the students at UTSA. All students are encouraged to stop by and get involved."

The UTSA Student Leadership Center is in University Center Room 1.002 at the Main Campus, under the Roost game room and next to the Honors Alliance and Greek Life offices.

 

 

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UTSA writes the book on all-digital libraries

As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.

At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.

Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.

With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.

Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.

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