Office of the President

Latest Updates, Emails and Presentations

May 7, 2024

A message from President Eighmy to all Roadrunners

I am deeply saddened to share that we lost a member of our community yesterday. Our entire community is feeling a sense of pain and grief, especially those who knew him best, and we know this impacts us all in very different ways. We are here for each of you—in any way you want or need to receive support. Read more  
May 3, 2024

An update to our campus community about recent expressive activities

As the semester draws to a close, I want to take this time to reflect on recent activities on campus. First and foremost, I want to especially thank our student community for navigating this complex period of time. It’s very much appreciated as we look toward final exams, Commencement and summer sessions. Read more  
Apr 2, 2024

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) provides an important opportunity to reflect on the issues of sexual violence and its effects on survivors, and UTSA offers various ways for you to connect to resources to promote healing, advocacy and prevention. Read more  
Apr 1, 2024

Announcing our upcoming compensation study

Today, we are pleased to announce that we are launching a university-wide staff compensation study in partnership with WTW, a global consulting leader recognized for their work with numerous higher education institutions. Read more  
Mar 5, 2024

Classes at UTSA to be suspended for two hours during April eclipse

On Monday, April 8, a rare and awe-inspiring event will occur—a total solar eclipse—and UTSA’s Main Campus is in the path of totality. Read more  
Jan 30, 2024

Our bold new strategic faculty hiring program

To support and accelerate progress toward achieving our three strategic destinations, we are excited to announce UT System’s recent approval for the creation of the Regents’ Research Excellence Program at UTSA. Read more  
Jan 26, 2024

Leadership Structure Update

As we continue on our trajectory, now is an important time to align our leadership structure to successfully support our strategic destinations and key areas of emphasis. Going forward, there will be two executive vice presidents as members of the President’s Cabinet, one for Academic Affairs and one for Business Affairs. Read more  
Jan 22, 2024

2024 State of the University

President Eighmy reflects on the university's recent accomplishments, looks ahead to new opportunities and moderates a panel discussion with faculty, staff and students. Read more  
Jan 17, 2024

Welcome to spring semester 2024!

Welcome back to campus! I hope you had a restful winter break and are ready to tackle the challenges and embrace the opportunities this semester will present. Read more  
Jan 2, 2024

Update on the closure of the Office of Inclusive Excellence — it will not be repurposed

Last December, I shared news on the closure of the Office of Inclusive Excellence to comply with Senate Bill 17 (SB 17). In that message, I also announced the intended creation of a new office — the Office of Campus and Community Belonging — to be launched on January 1, 2024. After continued and considered evaluation, we decided not to launch the new office. Read more  
Dec 4, 2023

Presentation: UTSA Overview to UT System Student Regent

Presentation: President Eighmy presented a UTSA Overview to UT System Student Regent John M. Austin on December 04, 2023. Read more  
Dec 1, 2023

SB 17 Impacts on the Office of Inclusive Excellence

Earlier this month, we shared the latest on UTSA’s Program, Activity and Initiative Review (PAIR) process regarding Senate Bill 17 (SB 17). In that message, my colleagues noted I would provide the future vision and plans for the Office of Inclusive Excellence as a separate, independent initiative. I’m writing today to share a new path ahead that upholds the law while still advancing our core values to ensure a welcoming, collaborative and supportive environment where all faculty, staff and students can thrive. Read more  
Nov 27, 2023

Preventing discrimination and upholding UTSA’s values

Like so many of you, I am deeply disturbed by the violence and suffering occurring in the Middle East. The situation is of tragic proportion. Likewise, I am troubled when I look at how the conflict is manifesting itself with dramatic instances of antisemitism and Islamophobic discrimination across our country, including on our college campuses. Read more  
Nov 21, 2023

Evolution of a vision: Eighmy shares updated strategic goals for UTSA

President Taylor Eighmy presented UTSA’s five-year long-range financial plan at last week’s University of Texas System Board of Regents meeting in Austin. Described as “An Evolving Vision for UTSA,”the financial plan is forward-thinking and highlights the results of UTSA’s important strategic plan refresh over the last year. Read more  
Nov 15, 2023

Presentation: Long Range Financial Plan

Presentation: President Eighmy presented UTSA’s “refreshed” strategic plan and pro forma (long-range financial plan) to the UT System Board of Regents on November 15, 2023. Read more  
Nov 10, 2023

A message of thanks to our Roadrunner Veterans

It’s a tremendous source of pride for our university that 16% of our students are military-affiliated, and nearly 300 of our faculty and staff have served. The sacrifices you’ve made have not gone unnoticed, and I’m honored to call you members of our Roadrunner family. Read more  
Nov 7, 2023

It’s Election Day! Get out the vote.

Today is Election Day for the Joint Constitutional Amendments, General, Special, Charter and Bond Election. If you didn’t have a chance to vote early, now is the time to make your voice heard! Read more  
Oct 11, 2023

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Each October, our campus community reaffirms our commitment to a zero-tolerance environment for sexual misconduct and assault. To encourage continued education, Wellbeing Services and The PEACE Center are hosting various programs to inform all Roadrunners on the many ways you can get involved in our efforts to prevent domestic violence. Read more  
Sep 29, 2023

Presentation: Advancing Strategic Collaboration

Presentation: Advancing Strategic Collaboration presentation to the Tecnólogico de Monterrey on September 29, 2023. Read more  
Aug 21, 2023

Colleagues, welcome to the 2023-24 academic year!

Welcome to a new academic year! If this is your first-semester joining UTSA, welcome to our Roadrunner community. If you are a returning colleague, welcome back. Read more  
Aug 16, 2023

Presentation: Research University Learning Ideation

Research University Learning Ideation presentation on August 16, 2023. Read more  
Aug 14, 2023

Presentation: Alliance of Hispanic Research Serving Universities

Alliance of Hispanic Research Serving Universities presentation to the Molecular Foundry at LBNL on August 18, 2023. Read more  
Aug 9, 2023

Congratulations! UTSA achieves NRUF eligibility!

It is with great pride that we share UTSA has met the State of Texas’ eligibility criteria to participate in the National Research University Fund (NRUF) and successfully passed the audit by the State Auditor’s Office. Read more  
Aug 3, 2023

Congratulations to Veronica Salazar on her expanded role!

UTSA’s momentum of becoming a university of the future in the city of the future continues to advance us to new heights. With this evolution comes an opportune time to evaluate roles that align clearly with our institutional plans for growing enrollment, further developing our five campuses, leading capital projects and city placemaking, and enhancing and diversifying our streams of revenue. Read more  
Jun 29, 2023

President Eighmy addresses UTSA’s admissions policies

Today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning the use of race-based affirmative action criteria for college admissions provides me an opportunity to share some perspective with our Roadrunner community and clarify any possible effect on admissions policies at UTSA. Read more