BA Connect Newsletter - July 2023

July 3, 2023

Veronica Salazar

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

Dear Business Affairs,

I enjoyed seeing so many of you last week at our virtual Coffee Break! It was wonderful to share vacation photos, trade recipes and spend some time connecting during the summer season.

July 1 marks one year since UTSA’s integration with the Southwest School of Art. This has been a meaningful year with many highlights - over 30 new team members joined our Roadrunner community, the College of Liberal and Fine Arts established UTSA Arts and we hosted the first ever UTSA Fiesta Arts Fair. Looking forward, I am excited to continue the important work of activating spaces in downtown San Antonio as we expand UTSA’s presence in the urban core of our city.

This week we also look forward to a day off for Independence Day. Each year, I use this opportunity to think deeply about the meaning of freedom and liberty. As you reflect on this topic, I encourage you to find connections between the meaningful work we do in higher education as we create opportunities for our students.

The fall semester is already on the horizon. Thank you for your continued work to close out a successful academic year and prepare for the year to come. Your work is important and appreciated by our community. Go ‘Runners!


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

Annual Enrollment

Annual Enrollment and Virtual Benefits Fair

Mark your calendars! UTSA's Annual Benefits Enrollment runs July 15-31. Join People Excellence for a virtual enrollment fair to help you assess your benefits needs and review your selections. The enrollment fair takes place July 11-13 and many of the sessions will be recorded for those unable to attend. Be sure to read UTSA This Week each Monday for more information, or visit the Annual Enrollment website.

Purchase you r2023-24 Parking Permit

2023-24 Parking Permits now Available for Purchase

Purchase your parking permit for next academic year today! A wide variety of permits are available to suit your needs and budget, including surface, garage, garage reserved and evening-only permits. Buy your permit now and pay later by choosing payroll deduction as your payment method. Deductions begin with the September pay cycle. For questions about parking permits, contact Campus Services

National Intern Day

National Intern Days

Business Affairs is celebrating National Intern Day on July 27. Providing UTSA students with high quality internship experiences aligns with Business Affairs’ strategic pathway to create an inspiring workplace and promotes UTSA’s focus on experiential learning. Interns throughout Business Affairs serve an important role in helping our division innovate and provide exemplary services. Contact the VPBA Office to share your intern success stories on the student employment website.

 Donate Days

Donate to the Whataburger Resource Room's Move-in Market

Move-in Market, a Roadrunner Days event launched last year, helps students acquire everyday essentials to start the semester strong. Donations for this year's Move-in Market can be dropped off from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Monday at the UTSA Boulevard Building (formerly the Child Development Center). Accepted donations include gently used items such as home goods, kitchenware, clothing, furniture and linens, as well as new items such as non-perishable food, school supplies and toiletries.

Performance Management

Year-End Evaluation Resources, Trainings & Reminders

To help employees and managers prepare for the performance management year-end evaluation process, Talent Management offers online resources as well as MyTraining classes throughout the summer. Check out Performance Management Refresher: Year-End Process 2023 and Performance Management Training for Managers 2023. As a reminder, self-evaluations are due Aug. 9 and manager evaluations are due Aug. 31. For questions, contact Talent Management.

Well Tip of the Month

Wellness Tip of the Month

July is Social Wellness Month! This month, we encourage you to break out of your fixed routine, meet new people and take the time to get to know your colleagues. Organize a team social wellness activity—take a team walk on our campus walking trails, get together to celebrate a birthday or work anniversary, or try out some of the virtual team activities available on the BA Connect website. Most importantly, get out there and have fun!


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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