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Daniel Gockley named director of UTSA housing and residence life

Daniel Gockley

Daniel Gockley

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(July 24, 2013) -- The UTSA Office of Student Life announces the appointment of Daniel Gockley as director of housing and residence life, effective July 22.

"We are very excited about having Dan join us at UTSA in this critical role," said Kevin Price, associate vice president for student life and dean of students. "Dan is an outstanding housing professional. I'm confident he will do an excellent job for us."

Gockley's appointment comes after a yearlong, nationwide search. He has 15 years of professional experience in housing and residence life. He comes to UTSA from Fairmont State University in Fairmont, W.Va., where he served as the director of housing and campus life for seven years.

"It's such an exciting time to join UTSA, and I am thrilled to become a Roadrunner," said Gockley. "It was important to me to join an institution committed to students and student success, and it's clear that there are exciting things happening at UTSA. The drive to achieve Tier One status is clearly evident."

UTSA's newest on-campus residence hall, San Saba Hall, will open this fall. It will feature state-of-the-art amenities and include an open lobby, study and TV lounges on each floor, meeting spaces, a community kitchen and free laundry facilities. It is expected to house 618 residents, bringing the total number of on-campus residents at UTSA to nearly 4,300.

"San Saba Hall is an exciting project that is an absolutely tremendous addition to our students' residential options," said Gockley. "I am excited to see what new traditions and experiences our students will create there.

Gockley earned Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Kentucky. While there, he worked as a resident assistant. Additionally, he is the president-elect of the Mid-Atlantic Association of College and University Housing Officers.

>> Learn more about UTSA housing opportunities and residence life at the UTSA Housing website.

 

 

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Football standouts make Roadrunner history

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.

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