Office of the President

President Eighmy maps out his vision for the school and the city

March 6, 2018
Taylor Eighmy, For the San Antonio Express News
President Eighmy maps out his vision for the school and the city

As San Antonio celebrates its Tricentennial in 2018 and the University of Texas at San Antonio marks its Semicentennial in 2019, our community has a unique opportunity to reflect on its past while also envisioning its future.

What does San Antonio want to become over the next 300 years? What differentiates it from other major metropolitan areas? How can we — as a city and a university in partnership — leverage our strengths to achieve our shared goals?

This conversation has many layers. Each begins with a commitment to education, workforce development and social mobility.

Two current task forces illustrate UTSA’s commitment to students and its role as a prosperity driver for San Antonio.

The first is creating an enrollment plan that adopts a creative, data-driven strategy for identifying and enrolling students with great potential, including those who have not traditionally had access to college. Over the next decade, UTSA will continue to focus on the retention and academic success of underserved students, including first-generation and low-income students. Solutions created by this task force will identify areas for growing UTSA’s enrollment, especially at the downtown campus.

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