(May 7, 2013) -- During the first half of fiscal year 2013, UTSA ranked 11th among nearly 200 state agencies and third among UT System institutions in total percent of expenditures spent with historically underutilized businesses (HUBs). UTSA spent more than $8.9 million with HUBs, which are minority- and women-owned businesses certified by the state.
The total spent with HUBs accounted for nearly 30 percent of UTSA's eligible purchases.
"The percentage directly reflects the outstanding effort of our team to include HUB vendors in the procurement process," said Robert Dickens, director of Purchasing and Distribution Services. "We are committed to increase the number and value of contracts awarded to HUBs."
UTSA Purchasing and Distribution Services and the HUB Staff Coordinating Group (SCG) work with UTSA departments to help sustain the university's high HUB ranking among state agencies and other UT System institutions. The SCG meets quarterly to discuss HUB activities and provides direction to ensure the university meets its HUB strategic goals and objectives.
Three other UT System institutions also made the top 25 list: University of Texas Pan American ranked No. 3, University of Texas at Tyler ranked No. 7 and University of Texas at El Paso ranked No. 17.
For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.
Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.
Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.
All campuses will be closed for the Labor Day holiday.
Cheer on the UTSA Roadrunners at their home-opener against the Kansas State Wildcats.
Alamodome, 100 Montana St.
As part of National Recovery Month, a panel of substance abuse practitioners and members of the recovery community will discuss issues related to substance abuse treatment and recovery.
Durango Building 1.124 (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Education and Human Development will host award-winning children’s author and illustrator Yuyi Morales. Morales will share personal stories that have influenced her work as an author and illustrator.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
Love of theater, history leads Lee grad to pursue anthropology degree
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