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HR Business Partner

Strategic HR Partnering

The Office of People Excellence is proud to present our newest capability – Strategic HR Partnering!  The function of this capability is to align with business objectives by working with employees and leaders in designated business units. The HR Business Partner serves as a consultant to management on human resource-related issues.

The HR Business Partner’s role is to work closely with internal stakeholders to develop a people agenda that aligns to, and supports, the overall strategic objectives of the organization. Their functions and capabilities include, but are not limited to: relationship building, workforce planning and development, succession planning, contributing to strategy discussions and decision-making, helping execute strategy and providing ideas and challenge to management teams, thus acting as a catalyst for change.

We have designated HR Business Partners for your area; please feel free to reach out to them for all of your strategic HR needs:


Senior HR Business Partner
Jessica Sacal-Trent
Jessica.Sacal-Trent@utsa.edu
(210) 458-4942

Support Area
VP Development and Alumni Relations
VP Inclusive Excellence
Library & Institute of Texan Cultures
College of Architecture, Construction and Planning
College of Engineering
College of Science
Graduate School

Senior HR Business Partner
Marie Kuehler
Marie.Kuehler@utsa.edu
(210) 458-4662

Support Area
VP Academic Affairs (Excludes Colleges)
VP Business Affairs
VP Intercollegiate Athletics
College of Business
College of Liberal and Fine Arts
University College

Senior HR Business Partner
Hope Sanders
Hope.Sanders@utsa.edu
(210) 458-4387

Support Area
VP University Relations
VP Information Management & Technology
Audit and Legal Affairs
Institutional Compliance and Risk Services
College of Education & Human Development
VP Research, Economic Development & Knowledge Enterprise
College of Health, Community & Policy
Honors College

August 2020

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