(Oct. 6, 2011) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio and the BKD LLP San Antonio office announce the appointment of J. Randy Vogel as president of the UTSA Alumni Association. A 1979 UTSA graduate and former treasurer of the UTSA Alumni Association, Vogel is an audit partner of BKD San Antonio, the 10th largest CPA and advisory firm in the United States.
"I am thrilled with the appointment of Randy Vogel as president of the Alumni Association," said Jim Mickey '78, UTSA associate vice president for alumni programs and marketing. "He brings with him an inherent sense of leadership as well as an unwavering affinity for UTSA. I could not be more satisfied with this appointment and look forward to a bright future for the Alumni Association with Randy as president."
"This is a huge honor for Randy," said Denise A. Green, managing partner of the BKD LLP San Antonio office. "He has a proven track record for leadership and is a steadfast and loyal supporter of UTSA."
"This is a great time to be a Roadrunner," said Vogel. "UTSA is on path to becoming a Tier One university, football has started with a flying success and we have enrolled more than 30,000 students for our fall semester. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead the Alumni Association and its continued growth.
"During 2011, the UTSA Alumni Association grew its endowment to over $1 million, and we would like to continue that trend. This enabled us to award a record number of scholarships in 2011-2012. With our current board members and the university's support, I believe that our goal for continued endowment growth is achievable."
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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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