(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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Roadrunner Days events welcome UTSA's newest students and helps our returning Roadrunners learn strategies for success in the new year.Various locations, Main and Downtown campuses
This exhibition, curated by Libby Rowe and Scott Sherer, presents the work of women artists who are compelled by their commitments to investigating and transforming social and cultural legacies and contexts.UTSA Art Gallery (ART 2.03.04), Main Campus
UTSA will further honor King with the university's annual MLK Day of Service. Roadrunners are encouraged to participate in the service day, located in various locations, including helping to beautify campus.Various locations, Main Campus
Celebrating the Year of the Rat, the 33rd annual Asian Festival will feature a wide spectrum of Asian cultures with family-friendly events and performances. Enjoy authentic Asian foods with a menu including Vietnamese, Korean, Thai, Pakistani, Chinese and Filipino cuisines. Vendors will sell clothing, artwork, dolls, silk items, jewelry and other exotic gifts.Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus, 801 E. César E. Chávez Blvd., San Antonio
Peniel E. Joseph, founding director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at UT Austin, will discuss his book “The Sword and The Shield,” which focuses on the lives of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.Student Union, Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
The Heart Walk will be held at all three campus locations starting at the same time. Support Go Red for Women Day by wearing red.All UTSA campuses
Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in an interactive discussion on how U.S. foreign policy affects the trajectory of global affairs, your community’s well-being, and your daily life. Admission is free. Register to attend.Student Union, Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
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