(Sept. 14, 2012) -- UTSA President Ricardo Romo will deliver the annual State of the University address at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3 in the University Center Ballroom (1.104) on the UTSA Main Campus. In the address, Romo will reflect on the value of an education from UTSA and share his vision for the coming year.
Romo will be introduced by Raymund Paredes, Ph.D., commissioner on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).
Paredes was appointed commissioner of higher education by Gov. Rick Perry in 2004. With more than three decades of experience in higher education, he oversees the daily operations of the THECB including finances, academic planning and policy.
Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend the event. A reception will follow the address. Parking for community guests will be available in the Ximenes Avenue Garage (formerly South Garage), accessible from UTSA Boulevard.
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According to Wikipedia, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, headquartered in Austin, is an agency of the Texas state government that oversees all public post-secondary education in Texas. The board determines which Texas public four-year universities are permitted to start or continue degree programs. The board also evaluates degrees from other states and other nations for use in Texas.
Celebrate 40 years of BestFest, an annual event hosted by Roadrunner Productions as a part of UTSA Homecoming festivities. The event will feature a carnival, food and drink booths, a golf cart parade, firework and live music from Anthem.
Brackenridge Lot 1, Main Campus
Celebrate homecoming as the Roadrunners take on Rice. Come early for the Spirit Walk, tailgating, games, music and food. Stick around for a halftime show with SOSA and the crowning of Mr. and Ms. UTSA.
Alamodome, 100 Montana St., Downtown San Antonio
The Leadership Storytelling Homecoming Brunch brings together UTSA alumni and students to share a delicious meal as well as a roundtable conversation about how experiences in college carry us forward on unique leadership journeys.
University Center, Denman Room (UC 2.01.28), Main Campus
The conference is dedicated to sharing recent knowledge and experiences gained in the area of Big Data by researchers in academia, industry and the government sectors within the areas of business, national security, infrastructure, healthcare and visualization.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice, via webcast, will examine America’s economic, political and security relations with China during CHINA Town Hall, an 80-city live discussion and Q&A on China and Sino-American relations.
Building Building, Richard Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus
The African American Studies program proudly presents William "Cruz" Shaw, San Antonio City Councilman and UTSA Alumnus. Event is free and open to the public.
University Center, Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
The graduate fair is an opportunity for the UTSA student body and local San Antonio community to learn about graduate education opportunities. The event is free and open to the public.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (1.104), Main Campus
President Taylor Eighmy is inviting all UTSA students to "Pizza With The Prez." Come grab a slice of pizza and take the opportunity to introduce yourself to the President. Pizza while supplies last.
Frio Street Building, Food Court Commons Area, Downtown Campus
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