(March 30, 2018) – The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) President Taylor Eighmy today announced new reporting lines for the units responsible for the university’s community engagement efforts.
As of today, the following units have moved under new areas:
“UTSA must be fully woven into the very fabric of our city, applying the talents of our people and our research prowess to help solve San Antonio’s grand challenges,” said Eighmy in an email sent to faculty and staff this morning.
“I believe that the best way to achieve this synergy is by integrating our community services functions within our academic, student development and research enterprises,” he continued. “Realigning our community engagement efforts into our core as a student-centric university will realize benefits on all fronts – fueling transformational student experiences as well as enhanced opportunities for all our community partners.”
The reorganization does not involve any staffing changes, only new reporting lines to the vice presidential and decanal levels. Employees within the affected units were apprised of these changes last evening, and their respective vice presidents and deans will be working with them on integration plans in the weeks to come.
The reorganization follows the announcement made earlier this month that Vice President for Community Services Jude Valdez will retire this summer after nearly 40 years of service to UTSA. As a cost saving measure, UTSA will not refill the position of Vice President for Community Services.
All UTSA faculty, staff and students are invited to attend open forums featuring finalist candidates for the dean of the UTSA College of Sciences.Various Locations, Main Campus
UTSA is an early voting site for the statewide General Election.H-E-B Student Union Bexar Room (HSU 1.102), Main Campus
The UTSA Office of the President and the UTSA College of Public Policy present a discussion on San Antonio’s charter amendments. Event will be livestreamed to UTSA Main Campus, Travis Room – HSU 2.202Buena Vista Street Building Aula Canaria (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
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UTSA Associate Professor of Anthropology Jill Fleuriet will moderate a neutral dialogue on what is and what is not protected as free speech, what constitutes hate speech and a university's role in supporting free speech on their respective campus.Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
Hosted by the UTSA Office of Information Technology Student Innovation Coalition, Tech Talk is a forum for students to share thoughts about technology on campus with IT professionals and learn about products and services available to help them succeed.Student Union Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
UTSA Libraries will host Claudia García-Louis, assistant professor, at the Downtown Library for her presentation AfroLatinxs: Navigating Blackness and Latinidad in the Age of Trump, as part of the popular Pizza and Research series.Buena Vista Street Building Downtown Library (BVB 2.314), Downtown Campus
UTSA faculty, staff and students are invited to hear preliminary findings from the UTSA Campus Master Plan Discovery Survey and to offer students, faculty and staff another opportunity to provide input and ask questions about the initiative.Buena Vista Street Building Theater (BVB 1.326), Downtown Campus