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Reimagining the UTSA Downtown Campus and Celebrating 20 Years

Twenty years ago, UTSA opened the doors of its Downtown Campus. The establishment of a campus in the heart of the city signified the university's commitment to the community, bringing access to high quality college education and career advancement opportunities in the downtown area. In addition to honoring its past, the Downtown Campus anniversary program will explore future opportunities for UTSA to serve as a model urban-serving university and contributor to San Antonio’s cultural and economic ecosystem.



Click here to download a copy of President Eighmy's presentation on the future of the UTSA Downtown Campus.


Schedule of Events

12:00 p.m.
Buena Vista Theater
Lobby
20th Anniversary Student Research Showcase
Feauturing the work of students within the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, College of Education and Human Development, and College of Public Policy.
3:00 p.m.
Buena Vista Theater
(BV 1.326)
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Taylor Eighmy
, UTSA President
Ron Nirenberg, San Antonio Mayor
Nelson W. Wolff, Bexar County Judge
Panel 1: Evolution of the UTSA Downtown Campus
A discussion about the history of the campus, its impact, and how it has evolved over the years.

Albert Kauffman, former regional attorney for MALDEF
Leticia Van de Putte, former State Representative and State Senator
Jude Valdez, Vice President for Community Services
Jesse Zapata, Senior Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Support

Facilitator: Rogelio Saenz, Dean of the College of Public Policy
Tribute to honor the late State Senator Gregory Luna
Elizabeth Arevalo, UTSA Alum '01 '03
José Menéndez, Texas State Senator
Taylor Eighmy, UTSA President
5:00 p.m.
Buena Vista Theater
(BV 1.326)
Keynote Address - The Role of Universities and Cities: Shaping the Future
Julián Castro, former Mayor of San Antonio and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Panel 2: Reimagining the UTSA Downtown Campus
A discussion on possibilities, opportunities and the future of the campus.

Taylor Eighmy, UTSA President
Lorenzo Gomez, Chairman of 80/20 Foundation
Jenna Saucedo-Herrera, President & CEO, San Antonio Economic Development Foundation
Sheryl Sculley, San Antonio City Manager
Facilitator: Margo DelliCarpini, Dean of the College of Education and Human Development
6:15 p.m.
Bill Miller Plaza
Closing Remarks
Maria Antonietta Berriozabál, former City Councilwoman and community activist
John Murphy, Dean of the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning
6:30 p.m.
Bill Miller Plaza
Party on the Plaza! A neighborhood celebration with free food, cake, music, giveaways and fun for the whole family!

Food provided by Bill Miller BBQ
20-foot long cake!
20th anniversary commemorative t-shirt
(while supplies last)
Live music by 90s cover band The Weak Nights
Special appearance by ROWDY and UTSA Cheerleaders

Information and activities hosted by Ambassadors, Council of Student Organizations/Fraternity and Sorority Council, Roadrunner Productions, Student Government Association, Campus Recreation, PASO, Neurofeedback Society of UTSA, Historic Preservation Society, Mexican American Studies Student Organization, Alpha Phi Sigma, MOVE UTSA, iTEC, Institute for P-20 Initiatives, Center for Civic Engagement, American Institute of Architecture Students.
8:00 p.m.
Bill Miller Plaza
Fireworks

Parking Information

Parking will be available in the Durango Lot, located on César Chávez Boulevard and just west of the access road. Individuals can park for free in any unmarked parking space at this lot. Please be aware that due to construction certain intersections on Frio St. may be closed, for more information click here.


20th Anniversary Student Research Showcase

The Student Research Showcase features the work of students within the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, College of Education and Human Development, and College of Public Policy. The work will be exhibited in the Buena Vista Theater Lobby throughout the day on Monday, Nov. 13.

Click here to see a list of the Anniversary Student Projects