(Feb. 28, 2014) -- Todd Wollenzier, UTSA assistant director of student conduct and community standards, died Tuesday, Feb. 25 after a valiant battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Heather Trepal, associate professor in the Department of Counseling, and three children, his parents, brothers, in-laws and extended family members.
Wollenzier began working at UTSA in August 2004. His contributions to the UTSA and San Antonio communities include service on the Parking and Transportation Committee, Behavioral Intervention Team, University Center Floor Captains, Staff Council, Alamo Area Council of Governments Law Enforcement Academy Advisory Board and the UTSA Listens Committee. He maintained strong professional bonds with members of the academic and student affairs community in relation to student conduct and was nearing completion of a UTSA master's degree in justice policy.
He was respected as a mentor to his peers for investigative skills, motivational interviewing, and analysis of laws and rules. Wollenzier's expertise was recognized and utilized by peers to assist in problem-solving issues related to free speech and FERPA. His knowledge and commitment to serve students was foundational to his casework.
Todd lettered in football and track in high school. He attended Kent State University, where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. He was employed as a police officer for Kent State University and later for the City of Stow, Ohio.
Wollenzier was a longtime fan of Cleveland sports teams, politics, civil rights and electronic gadgetry and never met a cookie that he didn't like. He was beloved by his children, family, friends and colleagues for his sense of humor, gentle and kind yet firm nature, and infectious laugh.
>> The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m., Saturday, March 1 at Porter Loring Mortuary North. The funeral will be in Stow, Ohio, with interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.
The Todd Wollenzier Memorial Fund is being set up for contributions to assist students in need, one of his passions. The family requests donations be made to this fund in lieu of flowers. To donate, visit the UTSA Student Life website.
Take Back the Night is an international initiative to end violence. The event begins with banner making, followed by a march, presentations and poetry reading.
Sombrilla, Main Campus
Members of the UTSA community have published “Adapt and Overcome: Essays of the Student Veteran Experience,” an important book to help active duty military and veterans successfully transition to college life. The event includes a panel discussion with UTSA alumni student veterans who contributed chapters to the book. Guests can also purchase the book. All proceeds benefit the UTSA Student Veteran Association.
Business Building, University Room (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
The Graduate School is hosting a panel discussion for all of our current students, alumni and members of the San Antonio community who are interested in learning more about graduate education.
Graduate School and Research Building (GSR 1.204), Main Campus
The annual UTSA Graduate fair gives students an opportunity to meet representatives who can provide the information on admission requirements, fellowship opportunities, and other key information.
University Center, Main Campus
A recruiter will speak to potential candidates for the Archer program. The Archer program has helped students land successful careers in public service.
Durango Building (DB 2.208), Downtown Campus
Canadian scholar Jasmin Hristov will present a lecture on paramilitarism, complex type of politically-motivated violence in different parts of Latin America. This presentation will explain paramilitary violence as a tool of economic globalization.
Buena Vista St. Bldg., Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Engineering Technology Symposium showcases innovative student projects and research performed across multiple disciplines including engineering, science and business. The public is invited.
H-E-B UC Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
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