(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.
During the forums, the UTSA community will have the opportunity to hear each finalist give an overview of their qualifications, their interest in the position and their vision, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
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
Grad Fest is a fun event for graduates to celebrate your upcoming graduation and help them prepare for Commencement.Buena Vista Street Building Assembly Room (BVB 1.338), Downtown Campus
Co-sponsored by UTSA, the regional conference provides a venue to bring together scholars in the fields of archaeology, ethnography, art history and the general public to share information on research focused on the cultures of the Mesoamerican region. The conference is free and open to the public.San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones Ave., San Antonio
The UTSA Department of Physics and Astronomy invites everyone to its monthly lecture and stargazing event (weather permitting).Flawn Sciences Building (FLN 2.02.02) and Curtis Vaughn Jr. Observatory, FLN 4th floor, Main Campus
Future Roadrunners experience life and opportunities at UTSA during this one day Fall Open House.Various locations, Main Campus
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures will welcome historian Gregory Peek of Penn State University and a panel of music scene personalities to recount the Alamo City’s place in the heavy metal landscape.UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
UTSA is an early voting site for the statewide General Election.H-E-B Student Union Bexar Room (HSU 1.102), Main Campus