OIT Staff Member Honored at the 2017 UTSA University Excellence Awards Ceremony

April 13, 2017

Senior Enterprise System Programmer Sylvia Dorgan from the UTSA Office of Information Technology (OIT) along with staff members from the UTSA Office of Financial Services, was presented with the Team Spirit Award at this year’s University Excellence Awards. The award ceremony was held on April 13th in the H-E-B University Center Ballroom (HUC 1.104) on the UTSA Main Campus. 

The University Excellence Awards ceremony recognizes exceptional UTSA staff from all three campuses, who demonstrate stellar performance. Each year, a total of seven categories of University Excellence Awards are granted to recipients.

This year, Dorgan, Gary Lott, director of Financial Services, Christopher Valles and Sam Suwal, associate bursars on the Main and Downtown campuses, respectively, were recognized for their outstanding collaboration in developing and implementing RowdyPay.

Working on the implementation of RowdyPay was a great experience,” said Dorgan. “Since the team worked cohesively, we were able to complete the project on time and improve the student experience of interacting with Fiscal Services.”


(From left to right: Some members of the RowdyPay team pose with Pedro Reyes, Ph.D., after receiving the Team Spirit Award.)

Launched within the UTSA Mobile App in 2016, RowdyPay is a student payment portal designed to enable students to conveniently view their account balances in real-time and pay their tuition on their computer or smartphone.

One of the things that I enjoy the most about being a part of OIT is that we work with so many offices across campus,” Dorgan explained. Because of these interactions, we get to have an impact on the offices that directly work with students and faculty and improve their services.”

To read more about the RowdyPay team in the Business Horizons Special University Excellence Award Edition, click here

To learn more about the UTSA Mobile App, click here

For more information about the University Excellence Awards, click here.