(April 26, 2011)--The San Antonio chapter of Executive Women International recently recognized UTSA President Ricardo Romo with its Executive Excellence Award at a luncheon gala. Bobbi Lutz, a senior administrator with Graves Interests Ltd., presented Romo with the award in honor of his leadership as president of UTSA.
"Dr. Romo is responsible for opening the door to education for so many students in San Antonio and Texas, and thereby changing their lives for the better," said Lutz. "He is an outstanding example of a CEO of a large organization, but he is not afraid to roll up his sleeves and do the hard work necessary to improve our community for everyone who lives here."
In accepting the award, Romo thanked the membership of EWI for the organization's efforts to raise money for scholarships.
"It is an honor to be recognized by the members of EWI and to be a part of this event to raise money for scholarships," Romo said. "Like UTSA, EWI is about empowering individuals to be successful while at the same time helping others who may not have access to the same opportunities."
Romo also acknowledged other nominees for the award. "It is very humbling to be among this group of individuals, each of whom deserve this award," he added.
Other nominees included Charlie Amato, CEO of Southwest Business Corporation; Ken Batchelor, CEO of Ken Batchelor Cadillac; Robert Egger, CEO of Security Service Federal Credit Union; Ken Trevett, CEO of Texas Biomedical Research Institute; and Gene Powell, CEO of Bitterblue Inc. Powell also serves as chairman of the University of Texas System Board of Regents.
An international organization whose members include key professionals from leading corporations, EWI's local membership represents more than 60 San Antonio businesses and public organizations. Founded in 1958, the San Antonio chapter funds both traditional college scholarships and non-traditional for men and women who choose to go back to school to continue their education, achieve self-esteem, and improve their personal life, employment, family and community.
The annual UTSA Graduate fair gives students an opportunity to meet representatives who can provide the information on admission requirements, fellowship opportunities, and other key information.
University Center, Main Campus
A recruiter will speak to potential candidates for the Archer program. The Archer program has helped students land successful careers in public service.
Durango Building (DB 2.208), Downtown Campus
Canadian scholar Jasmin Hristov will present a lecture on paramilitarism, complex type of politically-motivated violence in different parts of Latin America. This presentation will explain paramilitary violence as a tool of economic globalization.
Buena Vista St. Bldg., Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
Richard Peretz,’85, chief financial officer at UPS, will present the keynote address at the Frost Distinguished Lecture Series, presented by the UTSA College of Business.
Business Building (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
The UTSA Department of Philosophy and Classics hosts Michael Wheeler from University of Stirling as its Brackenridge Distinguished Visiting Professor. He will be giving a talk on how creativity works.
H-E-B University Center (HUC 1.102), Main Campus,
The Dept. of Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition and the South Texas Consortium for HIV and STI Research welcomes Dr. Joshua Rosenberger who will discuss his recent work on using innovative HIV-prevention strategies.
University Center (UC 2.02.12), Main Campus
Join the UTSA African American Studies program for a lecture by Gary Bledsoe, President of the Texas NAACP, who specializes in public interest law, employment and civil rights law.
Buena Vista Building (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Engineering Technology Symposium showcases innovative student projects and research performed across multiple disciplines including engineering, science and business. The public is invited.
H-E-B UC Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
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