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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
College of Architecture, Construction and Planning
College of Engineering
College of Science
Library & Institute of Texan Cultures
VP Inclusive Excellence

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

Support Area
College of Business
College of Liberal and Fine Arts
President & Direct Reports
University College
VP AA - Academic Innovation
VP AA - Academic Success
VP AA - Global Initiatives
VP AA - Strategic Enrollment
VP AA - Student Affairs
VP AA - Student Success
VP Academic Affairs
(excludes colleges & specified offices)
VP Business Affairs
VP Intercollegiate Athletics

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

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

January 2021

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