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Jul 30, 2021

Recent COVID Developments

As you know, we are in the midst of a surge in the COVID-19 Delta variant across much of our nation, including here in San Antonio. Read more  
Oct 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  
Sep 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  
Sep 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  
Jun 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  
Jun 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  
Feb 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  
Jun 1, 2019

UTSA has initiatives to match - and help - San Antonio

Taylor Eighmy for the San Antonio Express News
Dreaming big for UTSA means dreaming big for San Antonio. Big dreams, after all, have always been part of our shared history. Read more  
May 9, 2019

2019 Building San Antonio: Dealmaker of the Year

San Antonio Business Journal
The University of Texas at San Antonio’s $90 million plan to expand its downtown campus with the development of a National Security Collaboration Center and a School of Data Science will have a “defining” impact on the Alamo City institution — on a national level. Read more  
Apr 26, 2019

UTSA president seeking responsible downtown expansion

San Antonio Business Journal
University of Texas at San Antonio leaders are rethinking the way they approach new development west of Interstate 35 as President Taylor Eighmy’s vision for an expanded downtown campus takes shape. Read more  
Apr 12, 2019

UTSA responds to surge of transfer students

San Antonio Express News
More than 3,000 students will transfer to UTSA this year, among the roughly 3.7 million nationally who are expected to move from one college to another, according to estimates from The National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students. Read more  
Mar 26, 2019

UTSA's transit deal with VIA key to larger multicampus vision

San Antonio Business Journal
The initiative is part of a comprehensive master plan for UTSA that President Taylor Eighmy believes will address key mobility challenges affecting the university and the city, while creating greater connectivity between two growing campuses. Read more  
Mar 25, 2019

President Eighmy named inaugural Dealmaker of the Year

San Antonio Business Journal
The San Antonio Business Journal has announced that University of Texas at San Antonio President Taylor Eighmy has been chosen as the inaugural Dealmaker of the Year as part of the new Building San Antonio Awards. Read more  
Feb 26, 2019

UTSA boosts ties with German university

San Antonio Express News
The University of Texas at San Antonio hosted delegates from a German university Monday as the two institutions worked to develop a partnership born out of San Antonio’s sister city program. Read more  
Jan 29, 2019

Influencers: People we're watching in 2019

San Antonio Business Journal
Taylor Eighmy, president of The University of Texas at San Antonio, has been selected to the San Antonio Business Journal's national list of executives to watch in 2019. Read more  
Dec 31, 2018

UTSA's Eighmy has big plans for university, San Antonio's downtown

Taylor Eighmy had been in office almost exactly a year when he cemented the support of city and county leaders and University of Texas System regents and secured millions of dollars for major campus expansions designed to reshape and revitalize significant chunks of downtown. Read more  
Dec 4, 2018

Newly established President's Student Advisory Council

Nominations for council membership are being accepted through Monday, December 10. Interested students should seek nomination from their college dean or one of the campus administrators listed on the Council’s website. Read more  
Nov 12, 2018

Bioscience Leaders Hone Strategy to Put San Antonio on the Research map

Rivard Report
Four leaders of San Antonio's major research institutions have teamed up to develop a plan to accelerate biomedical discoveries, attract talent and funding, and put San Antonio's biomedical research ecosystem on the map nationally and internationally. Read more  
Oct 14, 2018

Free speech, civil discourse and preparing future leaders

Taylor Eighmy, For the San Antonio Express-News
The recent protests occurring across college campuses, including at UTSA, are reminders of the power of public discourse and the importance of universities to provide students with the intellectual tools for civic engagement. Read more  
Sep 28, 2018

Once mocked, UTSA graduation rate is soaring

San Antonio Express News
The University of Texas at San Antonio increased its graduation rates once again in 2018, officials announced, crediting the school’s focus on counseling first-generation students for years of improvement. Read more  
Sep 18, 2018

Downtown Campus announcement news reports

Collection of news reports from UTSA's Downtown Campus announcement on September 18, 2018. Read more  
Sep 6, 2018

UTSA expands Downtown Campus with a National Security Collaboration Center and planned new School of Data Science

UT System Board of Regents authorizes $70 million for construction of facilities. Read more  
Aug 20, 2018

Freedom of Speech on University Campuses

A selection of articles capturing a variety of perspectives regarding freedom of expression on university campuses. Read more  
Aug 17, 2018

'Time waits for now one': UTSA moves ahead with National Security Collaboration Center

The University of Texas San Antonio is standing up a virtual National Security Collaboration Center while they wait for a physical building, said UTSA president Taylor Eighmy during a speech Tuesday at the Cyber Texas Foundation’s annual conference downtown. Read more  
Aug 15, 2018

UTSA moving fast to launch National Security Collaboration Center

San Antonio Business Journal
The University of Texas at San Antonio is moving swiftly to begin research at its National Security Collaboration Center, even before constructing the center's planned $40 million building and as it looks for a director to lead it. Read more