BA Connect Newsletter - February 2024

February 1, 2024

Veronica Salazar

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

Dear Business Affairs,

January was a month of celebration as we kicked off the new year. Throughout last month I enjoyed connecting with you at our Town Hall, participating in the first Leadership Spotlight series, and celebrating our honored retirees.

This month, we will focus on our student employees at our second annual Student Employee and Intern Lunch. Invitations have been sent to student employees and their supervisors, and I hope you will join us for this meaningful opportunity to connect and learn from one other.

Be sure to join us on February 15 for the next installment of our Leadership Spotlight series featuring Mary Hernandez. Gain valuable insights into current initiatives shaping UTSA as an innovative place to work, lead, and discover.

I am looking forward to seeing you all at upcoming events and making this spring semester a memorable one.


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

 Leadership spotlight

Leadership Spotlight on Business Affairs: Administration & Operations

Our newly launched leadership series will continue with a presentation on Administration & Operations. Mary Hernandez will share an inside look at the initiatives that will position UTSA to be an innovative place to work, lead and discover. Join us on Feb. 15 at 3 p.m. in the Harris Room, H-E-B Student Union. All UTSA faculty, staff and students are invited to attend. RSVP today!

Corporate Cup 

Secure Your Spot for the Corporate Cup

Are you interested in some fun competition—such as pickleball, dodgeball, relay races, basketball and more—to support a great cause? Join Team UTSA in this year’s Corporate Cup! Events and activities take place throughout the spring, concluding with the main event June 1 at UIW. Employees interested in participating or volunteering for the Corporate Cup must take the Team UTSA Interest Survey by March 1, 2024.

Floor Captain Program 

Floor Captain Program

Risk & Emergency Management needs faculty and staff from each area to help keep UTSA safe by participating in the Floor Captain Program. Supervisors, please ensure you have identified a Floor Captain on your team who can support their respective work areas on campus. Then, use this survey to submit their name to the program. Visit Risk & Emergency Management to learn more about the Floor Captain Program.

 Phranses Williams

New Assistant Vice President for Budget and Financial Planning

Phranses Williams has joined Financial Affairs as the new assistant vice president for Budget and Financial Planning. She will provide comprehensive support for university budget matters, financial planning, transactional oversight and the legislative appropriation request, and will work closely with campus leadership to support budget development and strategic resource allocation. Phranses holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Notre Dame, and brings a wealth of experience and success in financial management to UTSA. Welcome, Phranses!

Public Safety  

Public Safety Launches New Website

Public Safety’s refreshed website features user-friendly navigation and expanded information on services and resources for the Roadrunner community. Learn more about security escorts, LiveSafe, crime prevention tips and Public Safety events. Visit the new website and get to know our Public Safety team!

Heart Walk

This Month in Wellness: Join the Heart Walk Feb. 8

February is American Heart Month! UTSA Wellness is hosting a series of interactive events, including the Heart Walk on Feb. 8. To participate, meet at the North Paseo Building breezeway at 9:45 a.m. for check-in, followed by a 10-minute walk at 10 a.m. Can’t attend in person? Take your own 10-minute walk at 10 a.m. from wherever you are and post your photos on Instagram! Tag @rowdynewu and use the hashtags #utheartwalk and #utsaheartwalk. Participants will have a chance to win a UTSA Wellness swag bag!

Social Media Spotlight

February Social Media Spotlight:

Check Out the New Business Affairs Instagram!

Follow @utsabusinessaffairs as we tell the story of every department in our division through event highlights, employee spotlights, team kudos and achievements, fun facts, tips and more. 

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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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