Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15, 2023

Veronica Salazar

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

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Dear Business Affairs,

Today marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month. This monthlong celebration, from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, commemorates the significant contributions of those whose ancestry can be traced back to Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Special events and activities take place at UTSA each year as we honor the generations of Hispanic Americans who continue to positively impact and enrich our nation and society.

Hispanic Heritage Month is an important celebration at UTSA. As a Hispanic Serving Institution, we have a special mission to support student success. Our fall 2022 enrollment indicated that 58% of students and 44% of our administrative/professional and classified employees identified as Hispanic. We are truly a diverse community focused on cultivating equity in education as we work to be a model Hispanic Thriving Institution.

This year’s theme for Hispanic Heritage Month at UTSA is “Prosperity, Power, and Progress.” Over the next month, the university will showcase community leaders, faculty, staff and students around significant themes. Our celebration will focus on hope and resilience mirroring the national theme for this year.

I hope you will take time to participate in the special events planned at UTSA and in San Antonio over the coming weeks, as your schedules allow. When we embrace our cultures and celebrate together, we lift one another up with support and encouragement!


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


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