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Message from the President

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 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  
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  
Jun 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  
Jun 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  
Jun 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  
Apr 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  
Mar 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  
Mar 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  
Feb 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  
Jan 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  
Nov 4, 2019

Expressive activities on campus

We are writing to let you know about a new Texas state law regarding free speech on university campuses and how the law affects us here at UTSA. Read more  
Oct 18, 2019

Celebrating Homecoming, BestFest and UTSA's 50th

In honor of UTSA’s 50th anniversary, this year’s BestFest will be bigger, better and bolder than ever. The best part about the festival is that it’s absolutely free to you, your friends and family. Read more  
Oct 7, 2019

Compliance training - A message from the President's Cabinet

UTSA is committed to maintaining an environment that is welcoming, safe, accessible, inclusive and a true embodiment of our core institutional values. We must continually strive to be a place where all members of our community can learn, live and work free from all forms of discrimination, harassment and intimidation. Read more  
Sep 26, 2019

Follow-up to campus naming survey

Earlier this month, we reached out to seek your input on a new name for the Main Campus. The survey saw enthusiastic participation with approximately 4,000 responses. Read more  
Sep 10, 2019

Westside Community Partnerships initiative

Universities serve as one of our society’s greatest equalizers, opening the doors of opportunity for all. Indeed, driving social mobility through education is at the very core of UTSA’s mission. Read more  
Sep 6, 2019

Update on preventing sexual assault and misconduct initiative

You probably saw recently that UTSA has been named one of the safest college campuses in the nation by ASecureLife, a company that researches and reviews the security industry. We are proud of that designation because it reflects our shared commitment to creating an environment where students can learn, succeed and flourish. Read more  
Sep 4, 2019

Rename the Main Campus

As part of the bold vision for UTSA to be an urban-serving university of the future, we are focusing on the strategic growth and development of all four of our campuses. Read more  
Aug 19, 2019

Merit salary increases for fiscal year 2020

As a part of our Strategic Growth and Innovative Excellence destination, UTSA is committed to cultivating the excellence of our people. To support our commitment, much work has gone into preparing for this coming fiscal year as we fully implement our new Incentivized Resource Management (IRM) model which shapes UTSA’s budget for fiscal year 2020. Read more  
Jul 25, 2019

Downtown Campus initiatives

In the spring of 2018 we launched an initiative to focus on the student experience at our Downtown Campus. Much progress occurred during this initial phase, which is now coming to a formal close as certain efforts become operationalized and others evolve into more focused initiatives. Read more  
Jun 5, 2019

Happy birthday, UTSA!

Today is a day to celebrate! It was 50 years ago today, on June 5, 1969, that Governor Preston Smith signed into law House Bill 42 and The University of Texas at San Antonio was born. Read more  
Jun 3, 2019

UTSA and the 86th Legislative session

This Wednesday we celebrate the 50th anniversary of UTSA’s creation by the Texas Legislature. Just as in 1969, legislators today firmly believe in the ability of UTSA to make a difference in our community and the world. 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 30, 2019

New executive leadership structure

Today I’m writing to share a new executive leadership structure that provides a clear process for campus administrative planning, prioritization and decision making, and reflects our core as an academic enterprise. Read more