Office of the President

Message from the President

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  
May 22, 2019

Restructuring of Student Affairs

The success of our students is our very highest priority at UTSA. As president, I take every opportunity possible to evaluate how we can advance our efforts in this regard. I am writing today to share some significant structural changes to our Student Affairs area that will result in stronger organizational alignments for the benefit of our students. Read more  
May 10, 2019

Restructuring of External Relations division

In order to provide the additional focus we will need in these key areas, I have decided to restructure our External Relations functions into two new offices effective June 1st: Development and Alumni Relations, and University Relations. Read more  
May 9, 2019

Follow-up to Ice Miller Report

I am writing to follow-up on the additional investigations conducted by our Equal Opportunity Services (EOS) office subsequent to the release of Ice Miller’s sexual assault allegations investigation report. Read more  
May 7, 2019

National Search for UTSA's Vice President for Research, Economic Development and Knowledge Enterprise

I am writing to announce that UTSA is embarking on a national search for a permanent Vice President for Research, Economic Development and Knowledge Enterprise (VPREDKE). Read more  
May 2, 2019

Follow-up regarding sexual assault allegations

We are writing this morning to follow up on our email to you yesterday to reiterate important information that we hope you will widely share with others in our Roadrunner community. Read more  
May 1, 2019

President's Initiative on Respectful Discourse

Today I’m happy to announce a new President’s Initiative on Respectful Discourse. This is the final of three campus climate-related initiatives to launch this semester, together with our initiatives on Preventing Sexual Assault and Misconduct and Inclusive Excellence. Read more  
May 1, 2019

Today's demonstration

Today I’m happy to announce a new President’s Initiative on Respectful Discourse. This is the final of three campus climate-related initiatives to launch this semester, together with our initiatives on Preventing Sexual Assault and Misconduct and Inclusive Excellence. Read more  
Apr 4, 2019

Reports from UTSA's external reviews

Earlier this week, I received final reports from the two external reviews I initiated last year on UTSA’s Title IX compliance and campus sexual assault allegations. In the spirit of our continued commitment to engage our campus community on these important issues and further ongoing dialogue about how we address sexual misconduct on our campus. Read more  
Feb 27, 2019

President's Initiative on Inclusive Excellence

To advance our goal of creating a campus environment that is welcome and inclusive to all, I am pleased to announce the launch of the President’s Initiative on Inclusive Excellence. Read more  
Feb 19, 2019

UTSA Day of Service - March 2, 2019

UTSA Day of Service is Saturday, March 2, and we’d love to see you there! Sign up today at utsa.edu/dayofservice. Read more  
Feb 14, 2019

UTSA Day of Service - March 2, 2019

UTSA Day of Service is Saturday, March 2, and we’d love to see you there! Read more  
Feb 11, 2019

President's Initiative on Preventing Sexual Violence and Misconduct

Today I’m pleased to announce a new initiative to cultivate a zero-tolerance environment for all forms of sexual assault and misconduct at UTSA.  Read more