(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.
The Department of Social Work introduces new students to the Master of Social Work program.Buena Vista Street Building Assembly Room (BVB 1.338), Downtown Campus
The kickoff to Roadrunner Days, the UTSA community welcomes the thousands of students who move in to their new homes as they begin their journey at UTSA.Various residence halls, Main Campus
After a full day of moving, UTSA students and their families are invited to the party featuring food, swag, dancing and a special performance from the Spirit of San Antonio marching band.Student Union Paseo, Main Campus
This come and go session allows Roadrunners and their families to explore all the great things the UTSA Libraries offers to help students succeed. Join a group on a quest through the library for a chance at prizes and enjoy some ice cream.John Peace Library, Main Campus
Fast Action Trivia is a game where participants interact with fellow Roadrunners to test their brain skills while learning some interesting things about UTSA and have a chance to win actual cash money!Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
This UTSA tradition is a fun, engaging opportunity for Roadrunners to learn about the facilities, recreation programs and wellness services offered at the Main and Downtown Campuses while also enjoying tons of games and activities with new and old friends.Recreation and Wellness Center Texas Room (RWC 2.214) and San Antonio Room (RWC 2.218), Main Campus
The UTSA Ambassadors are here to help students find their classes before the first day of school! Bring your class schedule to the UTSA Ambassadors table in the Student Union Ski Lodge (near Chili’s Too!), and they will help you navigate the campus to find your classes.Student Union Ski Lodge (SU 1.01.00), Main Campus
Kickback at the Union is a welcome back event for new and returning Roadrunners. Come relax and learn about the Student Union, enjoy free food, games, photo booth, and a chance to connect with each department in the Union. Arrive early for free t-shirt and stay late for a movie.Student Union Paseo and Buildings, Main Campus