BA Connect Newsletter - February 2022

February 1, 2022

Veronica Salazar

Veronica Salazar
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President for Business Affairs

Dear Business Affairs Familia,

Welcome to the first edition of our Business Affairs Connect newsletter, the new format for our monthly updates. The semester is well underway and our teams are busy supporting many important initiatives. We have several exciting projects on the horizon, including the National Security Collaboration Center, phase two of classroom upgrades, and the Southwest School of Art, among others. You play essential roles in leading these projects, and I remain grateful for your dedication.

We continue to monitor the public health situation in San Antonio, and appreciate everyone’s flexibility as we make adjustments to keep our community safe. I encourage each of you to review the COVID-19 reporting guidelines and do your part to protect our campus.


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strategic planning

Strategic Planning

Over the past six months, the division of Business Affairs worked to create a strategic plan for our division. The process included interviews, a leadership retreat, town halls, and department feedback. We appreciate the comments received so far, and welcome future feedback as we continue to build a meaningful strategic plan for our division that reflects our shared priorities. Please visit the new strategic plan website to view the vision, destinations, and outcomes for Business Affairs.


Activity and Recognition Survey

Business Affairs strives to create a compassionate, inspiring, and empowering workplace where employees can interact and create connections with one another. Please take a few minutes to complete the Business Affairs Activity and Recognition Survey to help us learn how we can create meaningful programs and events to foster connection and build community among staff

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Business Affairs Connect

Our employee engagement program has a new name! We are excited to launch Business Affairs Connect, which aims to offer employees meaningful ways to stay informed, interact with one another, and have fun. We have several events and activities to look forward to this spring—be sure to check out our website!

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2/1–28 Black History Month

2/1 Lunar New Year

2/11 Rowdy’s Brain Games

2/11 International Day of Women and Girls in Science

2/14 Valentine’s Day

2/21 President’s Day (UTSA Open)

2/24 Coffee Break with Veronica

2/26 UTSA Day

Birthdays and Annversaries

Birthdays and Anniversaries

Congratulations to all of our employees celebrating birthdays and work anniversaries this month!

View this month's celebrations


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