(June 14, 2012) -- UTSA President Ricardo Romo announces the appointment of Samuel Gonzales as interim vice president for student affairs. Gonzales will begin his duties Aug. 1, when Gage E. Paine, current UTSA vice president for student affairs, begins a new position at the University of Texas at Austin.
UTSA administrators will establish a committee over the summer to conduct a search for a permanent vice president for student affairs.
As interim vice president for student affairs, Gonzales will oversee 18 departments including Admissions, Financial Aid and Enrollment Services, Registrar, Student Life, Student Services and Intercollegiate Athletics.
Over his 36-year career at UTSA, Gonzales has held numerous leadership positions including associate vice president for student affairs administration and student services, interim assistant vice president for student life and director of career services.
Gonzales has served nationally as president of the Cooperative Education and Internship Association, locally as president of the San Antonio College and University Placement Association and regionally as treasurer of the Southwest Association of Colleges and Employers.
Through his career, his teams have been honored with the Alcohol EDU national award for Excellence in Prevention Programming in 2007, the UTSA Richard S. Howe Excellence in Service to Undergraduate Students Award and the UTSA Team Spirit Award.
Gonzales earned a Master of Education Degree in Psychology and a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Our Lady of the Lake University. Additionally, he was a Kellogg Fellow in Education Policy with the Institute of Educational Leadership at the University of Texas at Austin.
"Sam Gonzales has served at UTSA for nearly 36 years and is very knowledgeable about the Division of Student Affairs." said UTSA President Ricardo Romo. "He understands our vision of providing students with an excellent learning environment designed to help them succeed. I am grateful that he has agreed to serve as interim vice president during this transition as we continue with our focus of becoming a Tier One university."
The UTSA community is invited to the Community Networking events hosted by the Student Center for Community Engagement and Inclusion during Roadrunner Days. Various opportunities will be available that will focus on our diverse population.
H-E-B University Center Ballrooms (HUC 1.104 and HUC 1.106), Main Campus
Start in the Paseo then branch out around campus so you know where to go on the first day of classes.
University Center Paseo, Main Campus
This event offers a preview of the UC’s programs and services that students can enjoy throughout the year. There will be food and giveaways too.
University Center Paseo, Main Campus
There will be a special UCinema showing following Kickback at the UC at 9pm in Retama Auditorium (located on the 2nd floor of UC North).
University Center, Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
The Honors College welcomes all new freshmen to UTSA. Join them for breakfast and meet Honors College administrators, staff, and connect with other new Honors students.
University Center, Denman Room (UC 2.01.28), Main Campus
Convocation is UTSA’s ceremony to launch the new academic year. Attendance is mandatory for all incoming freshmen because it marks the first step students will take in their higher education journey of discovery. It is also highly recommended for transfer students as they continue their higher education journey at UTSA and become members of the Roadrunner Family.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
Visit your College to explore your major before the first day of classes.
Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
Successful first-year students at UTSA are those who learn how to utilize resources, recognize and resolve problems, and prepare themselves to take advantage of their time on campus. The Student Success Series promotes this achievement by offering workshops on the common concerns and questions first-year students have during their transition to university life.
University Center Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
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