A message from the president, March 2017
(March 13, 2017) -- Dear Friends,
As one of UTSA's closest supporters, you have probably felt a sense of uncertainty over the past few weeks with the transition in university leadership. I understand how challenging this time has been, especially for a university known for its stability and focus.
At moments like this, it is important to remember that UTSA's mission and vision transcends any one of us, individually. Its culture of success is the result of many years of hard work and investment by the community, by faculty and staff, and by exceptional students.
During my 14 years as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Texas System, I had many opportunities to work with UTSA. I became familiar with its accomplishments and drive for excellence. But it wasn't until I arrived on campus a few weeks ago that I saw firsthand what a truly exceptional university you have here in San Antonio.
UTSA is an immense source of community pride. It is recognized as the nation's leader in cybersecurity. Its research in brain health and cancer is leading to new discoveries and creating new hope. It is producing leaders, entrepreneurs, educators, artists and policy makers who are enriching communities and laying pathways for future generations.
Student success is at the heart of everything we do, and this mission will not change.
While my service as interim president will last only a few months, I will use my time here to help advance the university and the city I have so quickly come to love. But I need your help. Now more than ever, keep supporting UTSA. Keep advocating for our students. They are counting on us.
Working together, we will build on UTSA's many successes and continue taking bold steps that will bring us ever closer to Tier One. I am so honored to have the opportunity to serve you.
Pedro Reyes, Ph.D.
President Ad Interim, The University of Texas at San Antonio
This free, one-day conference for UTSA students focuses on developing leadership skills, providing an open dialogue to address tough issues that leaders face, and offering a diverse spectrum of workshops.H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104), Main Campus
The daylong event features authentic foods, music, dance, martial arts, shopping, games and entertainment from China, to the Indian Sub-continent, and the island nations of the Pacific.Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
Ron Ellis conducts the student instrumental ensemble in a free concert that is open to the public.Arts Building, Recital Hall (Arts 2.03.02), Main Campus
The UTSA Office of Veteran and Military Affairs is hosting a day full of outreach events and activities by the U.S. Navy as part of a larger Navy presence in San Antonio called Navy Week with various events in the community through Feb. 25.Student Union Paseo and Convocation Center entrance, Main Campus
Join this interactive play that is a courtroom drama and the audience is the jury. Discussion and will follow.Student Union, Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
Langston Clark, UTSA assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition will discuss exploring the historical context for the role of black athletes in contemporary social movements.John Peace Library, Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
The UTSA African American Studies program invites speakers from the leading African American Fraternities and Sororities for a panel discussion of the history of each organization and to enlighten the audience about the community service, academic purpose, professionalism and ethical roots of each group.Student Union, Mesquite Room (SU 2.01.24), Main Campus
MuTe Fest is a celebration of original music and technology. Three days of concerts, sessions, and informative lectures will offer a unique experience of musical works created by fellow UTSA students and the chance to gain valuable knowledge about music technology.Art Building, Music Tech Lab (Arts 3.01.30B), Main Campus