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A Message from UTSA President Ricardo Romo, July 2014

Ricardo Romo

"Our faculty and students have built the best cybersecurity program in the country, and their work is getting noticed."

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July 21, 2014

 

Dear Friends,

Cybersecurity is a core research strength at UTSA. We have built the top-ranked program in the nation, and our reputation is attracting more and more attention from policy makers and business leaders.

Last week, I traveled to Washington, D.C., with a UTSA team to brief representatives from the White House, Congress, government agencies and the business community on UTSA's growing prominence in cybersecurity research and education.

Cybersecurity has come a long way at UTSA since we began offering our first course in 1999, the year I became university president. From that small start, our program has grown to 14 undergraduate and graduate degrees in the colleges of Business, Sciences and Engineering. We've also become a critical part of the military's San Antonio cybersecurity command – the largest outside of the nation's capital – and a national leader in the field.

This year, a survey of top security experts named our cybersecurity program the best in the nation. We achieved this by recruiting world-class faculty, attracting top students and creating partnerships that enhance our ability to conduct ground-breaking research.

UTSA is committed to advancing our leadership role in cybersecurity research and education and in the nation's cyber defense. Meetings like those last week in Washington will result in new partnerships that allow us to accomplish even more.

Our faculty and students have built the best cybersecurity program in the country, and their work is getting noticed. That's what you'd expect from a university well on its way to Tier One recognition.

Go 'Runners!

Ricardo Romo
President
The University of Texas at San Antonio

 

 

Did You Know?

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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