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UTSA President Ricardo Romo to deliver 'State of the University' address

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(Sept. 12, 2011) -- UTSA President Ricardo Romo will deliver a "State of the University" address at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21 in the University Center Ballroom (1.104) on the UTSA Main Campus. Free and open to the public, the annual address details the university's progress toward fulfilling its mission and strategic goals.

Romo will be introduced by Texas Secretary of State Esperanza "Hope" Andrade.

"I am honored to have Hope Andrade visit UTSA for this event and as a representative of the governor's office," said Romo. "The University of Texas at San Antonio has had another tremendous year, and I look forward to reflect on what we have achieved, the challenges we are meeting and where the university is headed."

Andrade is Texas' 107th secretary of state and was appointed by Governor Rick Perry and sworn in July 23, 2008. A successful entrepreneur and San Antonio business community leader for more than three decades, she serves as the Texas chief elections officer, chief international protocol officer and border commerce coordinator.

At the event, seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. A reception will follow the address. Parking will be available in the south garage accessible from UTSA Boulevard.

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UTSA makes the grade with a strong core curriculum

UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.

For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.

Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.

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