Office of the President

Message from the President

Nov 11, 2022

A message to our Roadrunner veterans

I’m writing today to extend my gratitude for your service and to celebrate your contributions to our university and our country. I am continually grateful for the sacrifices you have made, and on this special day, I want you to know how honored I am to count you among the members of our Roadrunner family. Read more  
Nov 9, 2022

Strategic Compensation Plan for FY2023

Just over a year ago, we announced a multi-year comprehensive strategic plan to increase compensation, allowing us to recognize and invest in our outstanding faculty and staff. Today, we are pleased to share we are able to continue our focus on compensation in fiscal year 2023 (FY2023) as we continue to make UTSA an even better place to work. Read more  
Oct 24, 2022

Early voting starts today!

Early voting for midterm elections in Texas begins today and runs through Friday, Nov. 4. I am passionate about civic engagement, and I believe voting is at the very heart of our responsibility as citizens of this country. Make your voices heard and vote early! Read more  
Sep 30, 2022

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and an opportune time to reaffirm UTSA’s zero-tolerance environment for sexual assault and misconduct. We’re writing to share important information all Roadrunners should know, and the many ways you can get involved in our efforts to prevent domestic violence. Read more  
Sep 27, 2022

Let's Go 210!

Football season is here and our Roadrunners are back in the Alamodome for their first conference game on October 8. Last season we had tremendous support from the San Antonio community throughout our record-breaking season. Read more  
Aug 30, 2022

Bolder Together

What a phenomenal time to be a Roadrunner! Last year we attained some major milestones including achieving Tier One and becoming a founding member of the Alliance of Hispanic Serving Research Universities. The momentum is continuing this year as we advance the arts through our UTSA Southwest Campus and prepare to open our newest building—San Pedro I—in Downtown San Antonio. Together we’re making astounding strides. Read more  
Aug 24, 2022

Welcome to the start of a new academic year!

For those of you just beginning your positions as new faculty and staff, we are grateful you have chosen to become part of our university community. No matter how long you've been a part of our team, I hope you will join me in embracing all the excitement and opportunities that a new academic year brings. Read more  
Aug 1, 2022

COVID-19 Updates and Important Reminders for the Roadrunner Community

As we prepare for the fall semester, we look forward to starting classes according to their scheduled modality as listed in ASAP, and we’d like to reassure you that the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff remains our highest priority. Read more  
Jul 26, 2022

UTSA and Southwest School of Art Update

Earlier this month, The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) completed the final terms of its agreement to unite with the Southwest School of Art (SSA). Read more  
Jun 22, 2022

Launch of national search for our chief research officer

We are excited to announce the launch of national search for our next Senior Vice President for Research & Economic Development. Read more  
Jun 19, 2022

UTSA and Southwest School of Art Update

We hope your summer is off to a terrific start! We are delighted to share news of our progress with the Southwest School of Art, including community art classes, the new art school, director search, and more. Read more  
May 31, 2022

An update on our Public Health Task Force

I’m writing today to share that, after careful consideration, we will disband the Task Force and move to a new, shared governance structure to guide UTSA’s future pandemic-related protocols and procedures. The Task Force’s incredible expertise will always remain available to us should new situations arise. Read more  
May 19, 2022

UTSA achieves National Research Fund eligibility

It is with great pride and excitement that we share UTSA has met the State of Texas’ eligibility criteria to participate in the National Research University Fund Read more  
May 6, 2022

UTSA and Southwest School of Art Update

The end of the academic semester is upon us, and with it, the usual din of final projects, exams and celebrations. We have much to celebrate this spring, and we are pleased to recognize this exciting time with our friends and partners at the Southwest School of Art. Read more  
May 6, 2022

Strategic Plan Refresh Update

I write to share current plans and an updated timeline for refreshing UTSA’s strategic plan, initially mentioned in my February 17 email to you. Read more  
Apr 27, 2022

Announcement and congratulations to Dr. Bernard Arulanandam

It is with great pride that I share Tufts University today announced the selection of Bernard Arulanandam, UTSA Vice President of Research, Economic Development and Knowledge Enterprise (REDKE), as Vice Provost for Research. Read more  
Apr 27, 2022

Strategic Compensation Plan Updates

Last August, we announced a strategic compensation plan to recognize and invest in our outstanding faculty, staff and student employees. The results of our campus climate survey identified compensation as a key area of needed focus, and we made this a top priority for fiscal year 2022. Read more  
Apr 4, 2022

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and an opportune time to reaffirm UTSA's zero-tolerance environment for sexual violence. Read more  
Mar 31, 2022

UTSA and Southwest School of Art Update

With San Antonio’s beloved Fiesta recommencing this weekend, an update on the significant progress of the merger of the Southwest School of Art (SSA) with UTSA is particularly timely. Over the last few months, we have made significant progress in the practical matters of combining our great institutions. Read more  
Feb 23, 2022

Spring 2022 Update: How far we’ve come, and some big things ahead

Although we are well into the new year, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on last year—to share my perspective and gratitude—and look at the exciting things ahead for UTSA. Read more  
Feb 17, 2022

How far we’ve come, and some big things ahead

With the spring semester well underway, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on last year—to share my perspective and gratitude—and look at the exciting things on UTSA’s horizon. Read more  
Feb 2, 2022

Updates on Southwest School of Art initiatives

Last fall, we announced a new partnership with the Southwest School of Art (SSA), combining their programs into an expanded new school in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA). We'd like to update you on the progress we've made to bring this partnership to fruition. Read more  
Jan 28, 2022

Return to regular campus operations and in-person classes Feb. 7

As we continue monitoring local COVID-19 trends, we are eagerly anticipating the return to in-person learning and our many spring semester traditions and experiences. Based on current projections, we will return to regular campus operations on Monday, February 7 as planned. On that day, classes will commence meeting in the teaching modalities originally planned for this semester. Read more  
Jan 6, 2022

Announcing modified spring 2022 semester operations

As COVID-19 cases continue to surge locally, and we continue preparing for the upcoming semester, we wanted to update you on short-term adjustments we will be making to keep our Roadrunner community safe. Read more  
Dec 31, 2021

Faculty, staff to conduct remote operations from January 3-17

The recent surge in COVID-19 cases due to the omicron variant amplifies the need to ensure we continue to keep our Roadrunner community safe. Read more