Office of the President

Message from the President

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 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 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  
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 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  
Jun 20, 2023

UTSA and Budget Updates Regarding the 88th Texas Legislature

Now that the 88th Texas Legislative regular session has concluded, I’m writing to provide general updates on several outcomes and their implications on UTSA, particularly around the state budget passed by House Bill 1 and signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott. Read more  
May 30, 2023

Interim update from the 88th Legislative Session

The 88th regular Legislative Session has concluded and we want to share an interim update on Senate Bill 17 (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) and Senate Bill 18 (Tenure). Read more  
May 5, 2023

Updates on REDKE Leadership and Structure

We are writing to update you on several leadership changes in our Research, Economic Development, and Knowledge Enterprise (REDKE). Read more  
Apr 6, 2023

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

Office of the President
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), giving us a time to reflect on the issues of sexual violence and its effects on survivors. Read more  
Apr 5, 2023

Update on the search for SVP Research and Economic Development

We are writing to update you on the status of the search for the next Senior Vice President for Research and Economic Development. After thoughtful consideration, we’ve elected to pause the search and re-commence later this year (or early next). Read more  
Feb 7, 2023

Ways to participate in the strategic plan refresh process

As we approach the mid-point of our current strategic plan—five years in, five to go—I’d like to take a moment to reflect on how much we’ve achieved together working towards our three strategic destinations. Read more  
Feb 3, 2023

Advancing a Culture of Respect and Accountability on Campus

Dear UTSA Graduate, Doctoral, and Post-Doctoral trainees: We are writing you to share some ongoing efforts to further advance UTSA along our strategic plan destination to becoming a great public research university. Read more  
Feb 3, 2023

Advancing a Culture of Respect and Accountability on Campus

We are writing you to share some ongoing efforts to further advance UTSA along our strategic plan destination to becoming a great public research university. Read more  
Jan 30, 2023

2023 State of the University

UTSA is establishing new programs that are making it possible for more individuals to achieve a college degree, improving access to higher education and promoting social mobility in the greater San Antonio region. Here more from the President's 2023 State of the University. Read more