Office of the President

Latest Updates

November 25, 2020

UTSA's Clery Act Audit

We always want you to be safe and feel safe at UTSA —whether you are in class, in your residence hall, at work, or participating in one of the many campus activities that makes our university the transformative place it should be for all of us. That is why I want you to hear directly from me about some important matters related to campus security. Read more  
November 23, 2020

A Thanksgiving Message to the Roadrunner Community

A Thanksgiving Message from President Eighmy to the Roadrunner Community Read more  
November 18, 2020

Presentation: UTSA School of Data Science and NSCC

UTSA School of Data Science and NSCC presentation to the U.T. System Board of Regents' Facilities Planning and Construction Committee in November 2020. Read more  
November 11, 2020

A message to our Roadrunner veterans

Every year on Veterans Day I am especially mindful of the sacrifices you have made on behalf of our country, but this year I am particularly struck by the selfless service of so many members of our military. Please know how honored I am to count you among our student veterans at UTSA. Read more  
November 9, 2020

What to expect after Thanksgiving break

Now that we have entered the second half of the fall semester, our thoughts turn toward our next transition taking place after the Thanksgiving break. Read more  
November 3, 2020

Presentation: Advancing San Antonio's National Security Leadership Plan presentation to the U.T. System Board of Regents

President Eighmy's Vision for UTSA's Downtown Campus: Advancing San Antonio's National Security Leadership presentation at the National Security Forum in November 2020. Read more  
November 2, 2020

SECC Extended: Donate through November 9

Over the last month, we have come together as a community to support the State Employee Charitable Campaign. Your compassion and generous donation will provide invaluable assistance to over 500 charities throughout our community, including three organizations at UTSA. Read more  
November 2, 2020

RowdyVOTES | Make Your Voice Heard

President Taylor Eighmy encourages the entire Roadrunner community to vote on the Nov. 3rd National Election Day, and thanks those who have already voted. Read more  
October 27, 2020

Staying vigilant

I want to offer a big thank you to each and every one of you. You all have done an amazing job staying positive and following the Roadrunner Pact this semester. Our relatively low number of confirmed COVID cases at UTSA presently are a testament to your determination in doing your part to stop the spread. Read more  
October 19, 2020

Campus climate survey – A message from the President’s Cabinet

As a learning community that fosters dialog and discovery, it is imperative that we provide opportunities for staff and faculty to have their voices heard regarding UTSA’s workplace climate. Read more  
October 13, 2020

News about our Fall 2020 enrollment

As we approach the midpoint of the fall semester, we want to thank you for all that you continue to do to navigate the complexities of the pandemic while promoting excellence in the quality of teaching and support of our students. Read more  
October 5, 2020

2020 State Employee Charitable Campaign

Every October, our community comes together to give back through the State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC), hosted in partnership with United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County. As Honorary Chairs of UTSA's SECC campaign, Peggy and I look forward to seeing the positive impact UTSA will make on the lives of so many in our community in the midst of this challenging year. Read more  
October 1, 2020

An announcement from the President’s Cabinet

We have good news to share! This morning Excelencia in Education is announcing that UTSA has earned their prestigious Seal of Excelencia for advancing Latino student success. Read more  
September 22, 2020

Register to make your voice heard

This year, my goal is a lofty one – I want to see every single eligible Roadrunner cast their vote in the November general election. The first step is ensuring that you are registered to vote, and we have a big deadline coming up. Read more  
September 18, 2020

UTSA’s new inclusivity statement

These last few months we have witnessed communities locally and around the nation rising up and coming together to fight for a new future based on equality and systemic change. Read more  
September 15, 2020

Preventing Sexual Assault and Misconduct initiative update

As part of our commitment to bring you updates about the work of the President’s Initiative on Preventing Sexual Assault and Misconduct, I am writing to share information regarding our ongoing efforts in prevention education, services related to advocacy, reporting options and ways you can get involved. Read more  
September 8, 2020

Looking toward the future

I hope that you have settled in to the fall semester and are enjoying the sense of discovery that comes with a new academic year. I am truly amazed by how far we’ve come since March and our ability to rapidly adapt the ways we learn, live, teach, work and research – with truly remarkable results. Read more  
August 7, 2020

UTSA’s accreditation site visit

This week we welcomed UTSA’s Reaffirmation of Accreditation Committee in a series of virtual meetings with faculty, staff and students from across the university. Read more  
July 8, 2020

UTSA provides further updates for fall semester learning and operations

These last few months have been challenging, and we are all concerned that the pandemic situation in San Antonio and in Texas remains very unstable. The health and well-being of our entire community are constantly at the forefront as we develop adaptable plans for the fall semester. Read more  
July 1, 2020

Personnel changes as part of our FY21 budget reduction process

Over the last several weeks, I have shared updates with all of you regarding UTSA’s FY21 budget. Our work over the last few years to create a budget model that is transparent and participatory provided a particularly important foundation for this year, one where we face extraordinary and unpredictable circumstances. Read more  
June 30, 2020

University provides update on next steps for fall semester plans

We know you are anxiously awaiting more news about how the fall semester will look at UTSA. Read more  
June 19, 2020

Budget Planning Next Steps | Fall 2020 Planning Update

On Wednesday afternoon, all vice presidents, deans and vice provosts presented their FY21 budget plans to the University Leadership Council. The plans will now go to the Resource Management Team, then forwarded for presidential final approval. These next steps in our process bring us closer to finalizing our budget for this coming academic year. Read more  
June 18, 2020

Today's Supreme Court decision on DACA

Today’s favorable decision by the Supreme Court on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a momentous occasion for Dreamers in our university community and across our nation.  Read more  
June 17, 2020

Listening and taking action

This Friday, on Juneteenth, we commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. In recognition of this historic event, we are writing to follow up on President Eighmy’s message earlier this month to share our next critical action steps around our equity and racial justice efforts. Read more  
June 16, 2020

Public Health Task Force report to guide fall planning

I am pleased today to share the report from our Public Health Task Force to guide our safe and healthy return to campus this fall. Read more  
June 3, 2020

Budget and planning update

I am mindful of the importance of regular communication with all of you as we continue to navigate through uncharted waters. Thank you for your patience with an abundance of emails this spring and summer, as transparency is so critical to all our decisions. Read more  
June 2, 2020

Standing together in the fight for justice

The recent incidents of racism, violence and killing of Black citizens in our country are a stark reminder of how we must rid deeply-rooted bigotry and injustices from our society. Read more  
May 11, 2020

Planning for summer and fall

As the spring semester comes to a close, I want to share my current thinking with you about this coming summer and fall semesters. Read more  
April 30, 2020

FY21 budget planning & ensuring UTSA's best possible financial future

Over the last month, we sent you several messages addressing UTSA’s financial planning in light of our rapidly changing circumstances. We are writing today to follow-up on those messages and our very productive discussion sessions last week with the Academic Council, University Leadership Council, Faculty Senate, Staff Senate and our academic deans. Read more  
March 3, 2020

Accreditation site visit two weeks away!

On March 16-19, we will host a team of eight peer reviewers on our campus as the next step in our race to reaccreditation. Read more  
March 2, 2020

Coronavirus update

I am writing to give you all an update regarding the coronavirus outbreak and the action steps UTSA is taking to keep our community safe. While the immediate risk to our campus continues to be low, we are taking proactive measures in order to mitigate this emerging public health threat. Read more  
February 28, 2020

Our path to wellbeing

While this message contains important updates on actions we have taken over the last year and since launching UTSA’s Enriching Campus Wellbeing Initiative last month, we have much work ahead to address the urgent mental health needs on our campus. Read more  
February 16, 2020

CFR Global Policy Tour at UTSA a Reminder to Go Vote

Rivard Report
Former government officials from Republican and Democratic administrations gathered at UTSA on Feb. 12 to discuss issues central to U.S. national security, especially those that are of interest to San Antonio. Read more  
January 21, 2020

President's Initiative on Enriching Campus Wellbeing

The President’s Initiative on Enriching Campus Wellbeing will seek to foster a culture of physical, emotional and social wellbeing at UTSA, for the benefit of our students, staff and faculty. Read more  
January 16, 2020

Election 2020: U.S. Foreign Policy Forum

Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in an interactive discussion on how U.S. foreign policy affects the trajectory of global affairs, your community’s well-being, and your daily life. Admission is free, but you must register to attend. Read more  
March 2, 2019

Coronavirus update

I am writing to give you all an update regarding the coronavirus outbreak and the action steps UTSA is taking to keep our community safe. While the immediate risk to our campus continues to be low, we are taking proactive measures in order to mitigate this emerging public health threat. Read more