Office of the President

Message from the President

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  
Jan 28, 2019

Inclusive Excellence at UTSA

At its core, inclusive excellence promotes an environment where people from all backgrounds and diverse points of view can engage, learn and thrive. Read more  
Jan 23, 2019

Launch of UTSA's new Urban Education Institute

I am happy to share some exciting news with you today - the launch of UTSA’s new Urban Education Institute. Read more  
Jan 14, 2019

Welcome to the spring semester!

2019 is a very special year for UTSA – we’re turning 50! No doubt you’ve noticed the beautiful new 50th banners gracing our campuses. They are the first indicators of the big plans we have in store to celebrate this milestone. Read more  
Dec 19, 2018

UTSA and the upcoming legislative session

The 86th Texas Legislature convenes for its 2019 session on January 8, and it’s sure to be action-packed. Read more  
Dec 12, 2018

Organizational changes in Academic Affairs

With our Integrated Student Success and Strategic Enrollment plans now in place, the time is right to evaluate the best organizational location for these two important units. Over the last several months it has become clear to me that full integration into our academic enterprise is key to maximizing our effectiveness in these areas. Read more  
Dec 10, 2018

Campus incident updates

As you wrap up your classes and work in preparation for a well-deserved winter break, I wanted to provide some updates regarding the various incidents that occurred on campus this semester. Read more  
Dec 6, 2018

Student Success Center Initiative Launch

Student success is one of our three institutional destinations, and our rapid progress is already garnering attention. We have aggressive retention and graduation rate goals and a rigorous Integrated Student Success Plan and Strategic Enrollment Plan in place to help us reach them. Read more  
Nov 20, 2018

Sexual assault investigation

Message to the UTSA community regarding a today's campus sexual assault investigation. Read more  
Nov 20, 2018

Preventing sexual violence and misconduct

Message to the UTSA community regarding preventing sexual violence and misconduct. Read more