(May 11, 2011)--Jude Valdez, UTSA vice president for community services, has received the Texas Association of Chicanos In Higher Education 2011 Meritorious Service Award. The award recognizes commitment and service in the improvement of education and employment opportunities for Hispanics in higher education.
Valdez oversees UTSA's outreach services and extension programs, which are housed at the university's Downtown Campus.
The Office of the Vice President for Community Services includes the Institute for Economic Development, Institute of Texan Cultures, Pre-freshman Engineering Program, Office of P-20 Initiatives, Office of Community Outreach, Office of Extended Education and Special Events, UTSA Mexico Center and the Child and Adolescent Policy Research Institute.
Over his more than 30-year career at UTSA, Valdez has served in various administrative duties including as founding director for the Institute of Economic Development. He also had primary responsibility for planning the UTSA Downtown Campus.
At the University of Texas at Austin, Valdez earned his doctorate and later served as the university's assistant dean in the College of Liberal Arts.
Throughout the summer, UTSA offers more than 60 camps in science, engineering, architecture, sports, music, writing, language, culture and more.
Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
Experience a fun, interactive week at UTSA as new students and their families take the first steps to becoming a Roadrunner.
Various locations, Main Campus and Downtown Campuses
Chat with members of the Downtown Campus Initiative Task Force about changes taking place as the Downtown Campus grows and transforms to offer a comprehensive living and learning experience. Table topics will include curriculum changes, orientation updates, transportation, food and living options.
Frio Street Building Commons Area, Downtown Campus
UTSA and the San Antonio Express-News will jointly host this town hall meeting to discuss Unequal Justice in Bexar County and in Texas.
Buena Vista Street Building Theater (BVB 1.326), Downtown Campus
Finance and Budget Modeling Task Force presents a panel presentation of experts from 4 universities with experience in incentive-based budgeting. All UTSA campus community is invited to attend and be informed about budgeting processes.
Business Building Richard Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus
This event showcases the work of trainees, faculty, staff and students from multiple disciplines and public health agencies across San Antonio.
H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104), Main Campus
This exhibit highlights the UTSA Special Collections, which includes historic photographs from Texas, San Antonio and UTSA history.
UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
Come learn about the benefits available before the enrollment period July 15-31.
Business Building University Room (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
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