Office of the President

Latest Updates

Mar 21, 2018

Interim Vice Presidents for Student Success and Strategic Enrollment

In an email to the campus community, President Eighmy noted the prioritization of UTSA’s efforts around student success and strategic enrollment by naming two new interim vice presidents to serve on his senior leadership team. Rhonda M. Gonzales will serve as Interim Vice President for Student Success, and Lisa G. Blazer as Interim Vice President for Strategic Enrollment. Read more  
Mar 20, 2018

UTSA Presidential Inauguration 2018

Watch a special recording of the UTSA Presidential Inauguration which took place on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Read more  
Mar 6, 2018

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

Taylor Eighmy, For the San Antonio Express News
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. Read more  
Mar 5, 2018

Striving for a new state of being: Thoughts on UTSA's faculty/staff diversity survey

The results of last fall’s faculty/staff diversity and inclusion survey are now available, and I encourage you to take some time out of your busy day to give the report a read. The data have much to tell us about UTSA’s current climate for underrepresented groups on our campus. Read more  
Feb 21, 2018

Testimony for the Committee on Higher Education Formula Funding

President Eighmy's testimony before the Texas State Legislature's Joint Interim Committee on Higher Education Formula Funding emphasized the importance of state funding for growing research institutions like UTSA. Read more  
Feb 20, 2018

Preventing Sexual Misconduct/Department of Title IX Services

Over the past several years, a number of systemic issues of sexual misconduct on university campuses have come to light. My position on this issue is straightforward and unyielding: sexual misconduct of any kind is unacceptable, and we must adopt a community ethos of zero tolerance. Read more  
Feb 15, 2018

UTSA's Tuition and Fees Proposal

A message to UTSA students, staff and faculty regarding the tuition proposal President Eighmy will bring forward to the U.T. System Board of Regents. Read more  
Feb 12, 2018

Making the UTSA downtown campus the westside gateway

Rivard Report
It’s taken the vision of a newcomer – Eighmy – to turn a pipe dream into the first real plan for transformation in this long-neglected sector of downtown. For years now, San Antonio’s civic and business leaders have said great cities have great downtowns. Read more  
Feb 8, 2018

UTSA downtown expansion could add 10,000 students to San Antonio's urban core

Rivard Report
University of Texas at San Antonio President Taylor Eighmy says it is time for ambitious changes at the university’s downtown campus. He wants to triple enrollment downtown over the next 10 years. Read more  
Feb 1, 2018

Pizza With the Prez

President Eighmy would like to get to know more UTSA students by inviting them to casual meet and greets that are scheduled throughout the spring semester. Read more  
Feb 1, 2018

Tacos With Taylor

President Eighmy would like to get to know more UTSA faculty and staff by inviting them to casual meet and greets that are scheduled throughout the spring semester. Read more  
Feb 1, 2018

Town hall series on presidential initiatives

A series of town hall meetings have been announced, that will give the campus community an opportunity to learn more about the progress of three Presidential Initiatives. Read more  
Feb 1, 2018

Racing to Reaccreditation

UTSA will undergo a Reaffirmation of Accreditation review from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) in 2019-2020. This review happens once every 10 years, and it is a very big deal. Read more  
Feb 1, 2018

UTSA expansion would bring more research downtown

San Antonio Business Journal
San Antonio’s urban core is expected to become a more prominent center for research if UTSA President Taylor Eighmy fulfills his vision for a greatly expanded downtown campus. Read more  
Jan 24, 2018

New Diversity Groups & Initiatives

Over the last several weeks, it became apparent to me that we need a path forward to talk with one another about the sensitive—and often difficult—issues sounding inclusion, diversity and freedom of expression. Read more  
Jan 22, 2018

Welcoming Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to UTSA

Join us for a special appearance by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Thursday, January 25, 2018. Read more  
Dec 22, 2017

New UTSA president Eighmy has a goal: a 70 percent graduation rate

San Antonio Express-News
Sylvia Foster-Frau of the San Antonio Express-News, writes about President Eighmy's top initiative, which is fostering student success and with that, improving UTSA's four-year graduation rate. Read more  
Dec 13, 2017

Three months in, new UTSA president lays out vision for downtown campus

Texas Public Radio
Texas Public Radio's Camille Phillips speaks with President Eighmy about his plans for the university. Read more  
Dec 13, 2017

Hate speech does not equal free speech

San Antonio Express-News
A letter signed in unity with fellow San Antonio college and university presidents in a stand against hate speech on all campuses. Read more  
Dec 7, 2017

Shining a spotlight on student experiences

The strategic vision for UTSA continues to evolve as I proudly announce a new proposed theme focused on the student experience. Read more  
Dec 6, 2017

Mall site turned campus ready for next transformation

San Antonio Express-News
The San Antonio Express-News Editorial Board lay out both the challenges and possibilities facing President Eighmy's vision for the development of the UTSA Downtown Campus. Read more  
Dec 1, 2017

Proposed tax reform and its impact on graduate students

Yesterday I sent letters to our representatives in Congress to express my concerns regarding the proposed legislation for tax reform, which could have significant impact on the cost of obtaining a degree. Read more  
Nov 29, 2017

Response to United UTSA Coalition concerns

My sincere thanks for your letter of November 27. I was grateful for the opportunity to follow up on my invitation to meet with the Executive Board of NAACP at UTSA, and I felt our meeting yesterday morning to talk through the letter’s contents in detail and to discuss UTSA’s ongoing response to the Patriot Front banner was very productive. Read more  
Nov 20, 2017

Thoughts on diversity and inclusion

Many of you have heard me say that UTSA’s multicultural foundations and diversity were two things that attracted me to our institution. Read more  
Nov 13, 2017

A Vision for the Downtown Campus

President Eighmy's presentation "Celebrating the Past, Imaging the Future: A Vision for the Downtown Campus Read more