Student Innovation Coalition: Fall Meeting

{October} {16}, {2015}



The Fall Student Innovation Coalition meeting was held on October 15 in the Travis room (UC 2.202) from 1:30-2:45 p.m. Students were treated to a pasta lunch and listened to presentations from several OIT professionals representing various areas in technology that impacts students at UTSA.

  • Rosalind Ong de Trevino, Project Coordinator, invited students to apply for internships with OIT and announced the OIT Spring Tech Fest 2016.
  • Chip Meadows, Senior Information Security Analyst, discussed tips for maintaining security when online such as using antivirus software and checking hyperlink accuracy.
  • Jimmy Adair, Associate Director of Advising & Jerry Smith, Project Manager, walked students through DegreeWorks and how to do online degree audits.
  • Patty Clark, OIT Manager ADS & Bradley Christianson, Enterprise UI Design/Development, demonstrated the UTSA mobile app upcoming features such as the emergency tab and registration.
  • Marcela Ramirez, Senior Instructional Designer & Sailaja Athyala, Instructional Designer, provided information on registering for Blackboard courses and walked students though the process of adding free courses.
  • Ben Garcia, Director of Customer & Operations Support Services, informed students about Office 365 and Office ProPlus. He also demonstrated for students where to find directions to download the free software.
  • Edgar Madrigal, Customer Support Supervisor, provided an overview of Student Computing Services, PrintSpot, and mobile printing.


Students provided great feedback throughout the event and asked pertinent follow-up questions to presenters. Anthony Espinoza, Interim Executive Director of Infrastructure Services and Deputy CIO, interacted with students and gathered their perceptions and challenges with AirRowdy.

Overall, the Student Innovation Coalition was a great opportunity for students to learn about services available to them through OIT, and for OIT leadership to learn about student perceptions.


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