BA Connect Newsletter - January 2024

January 1, 2024

Veronica Salazar

Veronica Salazar
Chief Enterprise Development Officer and Senior Vice President for Business Affairs

Dear Business Affairs,

Happy New Year! I hope you were able to enjoy winter break with your loved ones and had time to relax and recharge for the year ahead.

I invite everyone to join us next week for a Let’s Chat! Town Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 10. This virtual event will be an opportunity to hear about updates in Business Affairs, learn more about the important work of the Campus Experience Task Force and celebrate our divisional award winners.

We will have many other exciting opportunities to connect throughout January, including the annual MLK March, the State of the University event, and our new Leadership Spotlight series. I hope to see many of you at these events.

As we prepare for the return of our Roadrunners for the spring semester, I am excited for the start of a new year and the opportunities on the horizon for Business Affairs. Thank you for your contributions to make UTSA such a wonderful place to work, learn and discover!


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Veronica Salazar 
Senior Vice President for Business Affairs and
Chief Enterprise Development Officer

Let's Chat Virtual Town Hall 

Let's Chat! Virtual Town Hall

Join us for a Business Affairs Let’s Chat! Virtual Town Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 10 at 2 p.m. This virtual event will be an opportunity to hear from Business Affairs leadership about updates and initiatives as we gear up for the new semester. The presentation will include an announcement of the Business Affairs divisional award winners. Check your UTSA email for an Outlook meeting invitation with more details, including the Zoom link.

Winter Weather Preparedness 

Winter Weather Preparedness Tips

Now that winter has arrived, it's especially important to stay aware of current weather conditions and keep safety in mind. The Winter Weather Preparedness website is full of helpful safety information to help ‘Runners protect themselves, their families and their homes. Be prepared for the colder weather and stay safe.

Welcome Marco Garcia 

Welcome New Assistant Vice President of Supply Chain

Marco Garcia joined Financial Affairs last month as the assistant vice president of Supply Chain, where he will oversee Purchasing, Business Contracts, Disbursements and Travel Services, Distribution Services, Inventory and Surplus. An Army veteran who served in numerous non-commissioned officer leadership roles, Marco brings more than 18 years of Supply Chain experience working for the federal government and private sector. Please extend a warm welcome to Marco as he begins his UTSA journey.

Intersession Parking

Intersession Parking

Intersession parking continues through Jan. 15. During intersession, drivers can park in unmarked resident or commuter spaces, no permit required! Standard parking rules and regulations remain in effect for all other parking spaces.

Wellness Tip of the Month 

Wellness Tip of the Month

A new year provides a great opportunity for a fresh start. If your new year’s resolutions include improving your physical, mental or financial wellbeing, we encourage you to explore resources available from UTSA Wellness. View the events calendar for upcoming workshops, activities, programs and more. You can also join the Rowdy New U Microsoft Team to chat with colleagues, receive event updates and learn more about Wellness opportunities.

January Social Media Spotlight: Veronica Salazar

Social Media Spotlight

Follow Senior Vice President Veronica Salazar on social media to learn more about divisional updates in Business Affairs and across the university. Veronica regularly posts about points of pride in Business Affairs – including community service, construction updates, employee achievements and much more. Join the conversation by following, liking, commenting and sharing updates from our division. 

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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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