(Jan. 2, 2019) -- As UTSA prepares to begin a new semester, it welcomes three new vice presidents to its Senior Leadership Team. Myron Anderson, UTSA’s founding vice president for inclusive excellence, begins in his UTSA role today. Veronica Mendez, vice president for business affairs, and Kendra Ketchum, founding vice president for information management and technology, will begin their roles on January 6 and 7, respectively.
As the founding Vice President for Inclusive Excellence, Anderson will serve as a leadership anchor, helping UTSA shape policies, set goals and provide strategic direction for the journey toward improving the campus climate for underrepresented groups.
He joins UTSA from Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver), where he served in various roles beginning in 2004 and most recently served as the Associate to the President for Diversity. He brings to UTSA more than 25 years of professional experience in higher education, including time as a faculty member conducting research in education technology.
At MSU Denver, Anderson developed an inclusive campus, and articulated and resolved campus climate, diversity and inclusion issues. He also identified campus climate trends and was responsible for developing a strategic vision across all academic and administrative units to establish strategies for resolution of campus climate issues.
Mendez was the vice chancellor and chief financial officer at the University of California, Merced, and she joins UTSA with 16 years of experience in higher education. Throughout her career, she has provided leadership in finance, human resources, institutional research, and strategic and business intelligence initiatives.
At UTSA, Mendez will provide oversight and stewardship of the university’s financial resources while working closely as a member of the UTSA Senior Leadership Team to advance UTSA vision to become a student success exemplar and nationally competitive research university. Her initial priorities will include oversight of UTSA’s transition to a new budget model, which will help the university create a strong foundation for fiscal health while laying the groundwork for growth and innovation.
Ketchum joins UTSA from the University of North Texas System, where she served as the chief technology officer for the IT Shared Services department and led a team of 120 service management, infrastructure operations, data center operations and telecommunications professionals.
Throughout her 25-year career, she has made remarkable advancements by focusing on the development of high-performing teams and partnerships to solve institutional and academic challenges with technology, including modernizing infrastructure and service delivery. She has also worked to increase staff development.
As UTSA’s founding vice president for information management and technology, Ketchum will transcend the traditional information technology model and drive the overall IT strategy and transformation of the university.
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This photo exhibit explores the history and tradition behind the Mexican drink.UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
UTSA faculty, staff and students are invited to attend open forums featuring the three finalist candidates for the position of vice president for the Office of Research, Economic Development and Knowledge Enterprise.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
East Asia Institute Director Wan Xiang Yao and former associate director Mimi Yu, a lecturer in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, will be honored at a reception. Yao, who has served as director of the institute since 2014, is stepping down, effective Sept. 1.East Asia Institute (MB 1.209), Main Campus
This event is an opportunity for students who are interested in the STEM field to meet with employers looking to hire UTSA students for internship and full-time jobs. Bring your resume and dress to impress.H-E-B Student Union Ballrooms (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
This event is an opportunity for students of all majors to meet with employers looking to hire UTSA students for internship and full-time jobs. Bring your resume and dress to impress.H-E-B Student Union Ballrooms (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
The effort and acumen required for students to pursue their dream of a college education is substantial, and the obstructions potentially preventing them from degree completion are many. Dr. Vanessa Sansone will explore how these roadblocks can hinder the ability of vulnerable/diverse populations to traverse class structures.SAY Si, 1518 S. Alamo St., San Antonio
Popular author of Das Floss der Medusa (The Raft of Medusa), Franzobel, visits UTSA to facilitate a discussion (in English) about the current influx of migrants to Europe, the up-tick of right wing parties, and the parallels to his novel. The discussion is free and open to everyone.McKinney Humanities Building (MH 3.01.28), Main Campus
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