(June 7, 2018) – UTSA Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Kimberly Andrews Espy announced today the appointment of Can Saygin as Interim Vice Provost and Dean of the UTSA Graduate School. He replaces DeBrenna LaFa Agbényiga, who recently was selected to serve as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Bowie State University.
A professor of mechanical engineering, Saygin currently serves as Interim Senior Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Initiatives, overseeing the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and the strategic initiatives team within the Office of the President.
“I am grateful to Can for taking on this role so that the Graduate School can maintain momentum while we initiate a national search,” said Espy. “Continued growth in graduate enrollment is a key element in advancing our goals as an urban serving, multicultural discovery enterprise. Under his leadership, the Graduate School will examine and refine its processes for supporting our academic departments and colleges to further improve graduate student enrollment, retention and degree completion.”
With the upcoming adoption of a new budget model at UTSA, an external review of the Graduate School also will be conducted by the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs during the interim period. Dr. Saygin will facilitate the review process to prepare UTSA graduate studies for continued success in this new operating environment.
The UTSA Graduate School offers more than 120 doctoral and master’s degree programs and certificates. More than 4,200 graduate students are enrolled across seven colleges and the Graduate School.
Learn more about the UTSA Graduate School.
In honor of UTSA's 50th Anniversary in 2019, the university is hosting Roadrunner Days Spring Edition - two weeks of semester-launching activities built around our deeply held values of student success, student involvement, community service and fun!Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
The UTSA Department of Physics and Astronomy invites everyone to its monthly lecture and stargazing event (weather permitting).Flawn Building (FLN 2.02.02) and Curtis Vaughn Jr. Observatory, 4th floor of Flawn Building, Main Campus
All UTSA students, faculty, staff, alums & families are invited to march as a unified community. Register here: bit.ly/2TYbHbR. Shuttles will be provided from the Main and Downtown Campuses.Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy, 3501 MLK Dr., San Antonio
UTSA's John Nix invites the community to sing "Amazing Grace" and “We Shall Overcome” at 11 a.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The intent of this nationwide effort is to honor Dr. King's legacy and to spread a sense of community in the United States.Locations throughout the United States
Opening Reception got exhibit featuring artists Miguel Aragon, Aaron Coleman, Sandra Fernandez, Annalise Gratovich, Marco Hernandez, Kristen Powers Nowlin, & Patricia Villalobos EcheverriaMain Art Gallery, Arts Building (ART 2.03.04), Main Campus
Tracy Cowden, Roland K. Blumberg Endowed Professor in Music and chair of the UTSA Department of Music launches the UTSA 50th Anniversary Scholars Speaker Series with Music as Medicine: The Power and Influence of Music on our Health.Radius Center, 106 Auditorium Cir. #120, San Antonio
UTSA African American Studies Program presents this series featuring Walter M. Kimbrough, president of Dillard University.Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus)
Join fellow Runners to walk for 10 minutes on the Main Campus. The event reminds us of the importance of exercise, diet and healthy habits in protecting our hearts.Outside the North Paseo Building, Main Campus
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