Tuesday, October 13, 2015


UTSA Vice President Gage Paine receives NASPA award for outstanding performance as senior student affairs officer

Gage Paine

Gage Paine

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(May 19, 2011)--The National Association for Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), Region III, has selected Gage Paine, UTSA vice president for student affairs, as winner of the John Jones Award for Outstanding Performance as a Senior Student Affairs Officer. Awards will be presented to Paine and other honorees at the NASPA Summer Symposium June 13 in Savannah, Ga.

Paine has served at UTSA for four years, leading a staff of 450 and an equal number of student employees, including overseeing the athletics program.

Paine earned her Ph.D. in educational administration from the University of Texas at Austin and a juris doctorate from Texas Tech University. She has worked extensively in university student affairs, serving as vice president for student affairs at Trinity University in San Antonio, associate vice president for student affairs and dean of student life at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and associate dean of students at the University of Texas at Austin.

At UTSA, Paine serves as a consultant on Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accreditation teams. In 2009, she was awarded the Dr. James (Jim) E. Caswell Distinguished Service Award for Excellence in Leadership by the Texas Association of College and Student Personnel Administrators.

She has presented workshops at numerous statewide and national conferences on student affairs topics and has presented various creative leadership programs. She served as director of the New Professionals Institute for NASPA, Region III, in 2008 and 2009.

Her innovative approach to creativity and leadership development and exploration includes the use of metaphors in workshops such as The Leadership Dance, The Heart of Leadership and Leadership Yoga. Paine co-implemented Leadership UTSA, a collaborative cross-functional partnership between academic and administrative staff to cultivate leadership skills, institutional vision and organizational change. She also delivers leadership and strategic planning consultations to a variety of academic and nonprofit audiences.


Criteria for the NASPA award

  • Sustained professional service as a senior student affairs officer
  • High-level competency in administrative skills
  • Merited respect and support of students, faculty and fellow administrators on his/her own campus
  • Innovative response in meeting varied and emerging needs of students
  • Effectiveness in the development of junior staff members
  • Significant contributions to the field through publications or professional involvement
  • Leadership in community and university affairs



Oct. 14, 5:30 p.m.

Architecture as Rendered Society

The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, in partnership with AIA San Antonio’s Latinos in Architecture, presents architect Andrés Jaque, founder of the Office for Political Innovation, an architectural practice dually based in New York and Madrid.
Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Oct. 15, 6 p.m.

Take Back the Night 2015

The UTSA Women’s Studies Institute invites you to Take Back the Night, an international initiative to raise awareness and empower survivors while educating allies through a march, poetry, and testimonios. This is a gender-inclusive movement to shatter the silence surrounding sexual and domestic violence.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus

Oct. 19, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

UTSA Grad Fest Fall 2015

Grad Fest is an event designed to prepare you for commencement while celebrating your achievement. You will have the opportunity to purchase commencement regalia, order class rings, diploma frames, explore graduate school opportunities, learn about successful Stafford loan repayment and discuss career outcomes.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom, Main Campus

Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

UTSA Grad Fest Fall 2015

Grad Fest is an event designed to prepare you for commencement while celebrating your achievement. You will have the opportunity to purchase commencement regalia, order class rings, diploma frames, explore graduate school opportunities, learn about successful Stafford loan repayment and discuss career outcomes.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom, Main Campus

Oct. 20-21, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

SECC Book Sale

Looking for a good read? Shop for yourself or for gifts and help change a life at the same time. Browse and buy children’s stories, novels and more at the 2015 SECC Book Sale.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus

Oct. 21, 7-8:30 p.m.

Texas Water Symposium

The Texas Water Symposium will take a close look at the SAWS/Vista Ridge pipeline project. The program will feature a conversation about the regional, financial and ecological considerations of the 142-mile pipeline. The event is free and open to the public.
Main Building (MB 0.106), Main Campus

Oct. 22, 6 p.m.

Phi Kappa Phi Last Lecture

What would Dr. John Bartkowski say if it were his last lecture? The UTSA professor of sociology will speak about “The Power of Listening” in this annual event sponsored by the UTSA chapter of Phi Kappa Phi. A reception will follow.
Denman Room (UC 2.201.28), Main Campus

Oct. 27, 11:30 a.m.

Lecture by Composer Larry Groupe

The UTSA Music Department presents Emmy-award winning Composer Larry Groupe. Groupe has composed music for films such as "The Contender," "Straw Dogs" and "Miami Vice," and TV shows such as "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Ren and Stimpy" and "American Gladiators." Lecture is free and open to the public.
Arts Building (ART 2.03.15-18), Main Campus

Oct. 29, 5:30 p.m.

White Bound: Nationalists, Anti-Racists and the Shared Meanings of Race

The Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series continues with Dr. Matthew Hughey, a scholar of race, racism and racial inequality.
Buena Vista Building (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

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