Latest information on operational modifications for fall 2021 Roadrunner Roadmap
Office of the President

Message from the President

Aug 23, 2021

Welcome to the start of a new academic year!

The first day of the semester is always exciting. While we have some temporary adjustments in place for the beginning of our school year, I hope you are eager for a fresh start this semester and looking forward to the many traditional UTSA experiences we all know and love! Read more  
Aug 11, 2021

Announcing modified fall 2021 semester operations

Since the very beginning of the pandemic, we committed to put the health and safety of our entire campus community first. Over the last year and half, we have learned a lot about managing life under the pandemic and the importance of masking, personal hygiene, vaccinations, contact tracing and quarantining. Our approach to planning for the fall semester involved balancing an open campus with a mix of course and work modalities to optimize learning, teaching and research while keeping our community healthy. Read more  
Aug 9, 2021

Exploring our traditions

We have been very intentional about our trajectory as a university, especially around our deep commitment to become an exemplary Hispanic thriving institution for our current and future students, our faculty and staff, our alumni and our community. Read more  
Aug 2, 2021

Announcing Our Strategic Compensation Plan

March 2020 marked the beginning of a challenging and unprecedented chapter—for UTSA and for us all. Over the last year and a half, you have dedicated so much effort to ensure the Roadrunner experience for the benefit of all our students. Your many contributions and your attention to the health and safety of our campus community are the cornerstone of our continued success. Read more  
Jul 30, 2021

Recent COVID Developments

As you know, we are in the midst of a surge in the COVID-19 Delta variant across much of our nation, including here in San Antonio. Read more  
Jun 21, 2021

UTSA and the 87th Texas Legislature

Now that the 87th Texas Legislative session has come to a close, I’m writing to provide an update on some of the major outcomes from the session for UTSA, particularly around the state budget passed via Senate Bill 1 (SB1) and recently signed by Governor Abbott. Read more  
May 19, 2021

Update following governor’s order on mask mandate

Yesterday, Governor Abbott issued Executive Order GA-36, which prohibits government entities from mandating face coverings. This executive order takes effect Friday, May 21, and UTSA will comply with the governor’s executive order for the summer session and going forward. Read more  
May 18, 2021

President Eighmy announces appointment of senior vice president

UTSA President Taylor Eighmy announced today the appointment of Chief of Staff Carlos Martinez to the newly established position of Senior Vice President for Institutional Strategic Planning, Compliance Risk Management, and Office Operations & Chief of Staff. Read more  
Apr 28, 2021

Updates on our efforts to prevent sexual violence

I believe fully in the notion that universities have a responsibility to be accountable and as transparent as possible – especially when it comes to our efforts around preventing sexual assault and misconduct. Building on the update sent by Dean LT Robinson last semester, I am writing to share our latest efforts to promote a zero-tolerance environment for sexual violence. Read more  
Apr 21, 2021

Striving for equity and opportunity

While the conviction of Derek Chauvin may bring some sense of accountability, it is difficult to suggest that justice is ever truly served when a life has been so wrongfully taken. The events surrounding the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Daunte Wright, Adam Toledo and countless others remind us that great challenges still lie ahead for our institutions and communities to overcome so many years of systemic racism. Read more  
Mar 8, 2021

Masks and Continuing COVID-19 Protocols

As we have stated since the very beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the health and safety of our students, staff and faculty is our very highest priority. As such, we will continue all campus COVID-19 protocols—including our face coverings requirement—after Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-34 about masking requirements and business openings takes effect on Wednesday, March 10. Read more  
Mar 7, 2021

Message to Alumni and Friends

The last few weeks have been particularly eventful, to say the least. With the lingering impacts of February’s winter storm, the 87th Texas Legislative Session well underway, COVID vaccinations rolling out and spring break season now upon us, the semester is flying by! Read more  
Feb 23, 2021

Fall 2021 at UTSA

As we turn our attentions to the future, with plans for the summer term in place, we write today to provide an update about our planning for this coming fall. Read more  
Jan 19, 2021

Thoughts on our democracy, pursuit of peace this MLK Day

In the last few months, and especially over the last few weeks, our nation has experienced much unrest. These deeply troubling threats to our democratic traditions challenge us to hold tight to our collective capacity for respectful discourse and the pursuit of peace. Read more  
Jan 14, 2021

Welcome to the Spring Semester

As we embark on a new semester, we want to extend a warm welcome to all of you. For those of you who are new to UTSA, we are grateful that you have chosen to become part of our vibrant, growing community. For those who are returning, we want to encourage you to build on the hard work and determination you exhibited during the fall semester. Read more  
Nov 25, 2020

UTSA's Clery Act Audit

We always want you to be safe and feel safe at UTSA —whether you are in class, in your residence hall, at work, or participating in one of the many campus activities that makes our university the transformative place it should be for all of us. That is why I want you to hear directly from me about some important matters related to campus security. Read more  
Nov 23, 2020

A Thanksgiving Message to the Roadrunner Community

A Thanksgiving Message from President Eighmy to the Roadrunner Community Read more  
Nov 11, 2020

A message to our Roadrunner veterans

Every year on Veterans Day I am especially mindful of the sacrifices you have made on behalf of our country, but this year I am particularly struck by the selfless service of so many members of our military. Please know how honored I am to count you among our student veterans at UTSA. Read more  
Nov 9, 2020

What to expect after Thanksgiving break

Now that we have entered the second half of the fall semester, our thoughts turn toward our next transition taking place after the Thanksgiving break. Read more  
Nov 2, 2020

SECC Extended: Donate through November 9

Over the last month, we have come together as a community to support the State Employee Charitable Campaign. Your compassion and generous donation will provide invaluable assistance to over 500 charities throughout our community, including three organizations at UTSA. Read more  
Oct 27, 2020

Staying vigilant

I want to offer a big thank you to each and every one of you. You all have done an amazing job staying positive and following the Roadrunner Pact this semester. Our relatively low number of confirmed COVID cases at UTSA presently are a testament to your determination in doing your part to stop the spread. Read more  
Oct 19, 2020

Campus climate survey – A message from the President’s Cabinet

As a learning community that fosters dialog and discovery, it is imperative that we provide opportunities for staff and faculty to have their voices heard regarding UTSA’s workplace climate. Read more  
Oct 13, 2020

News about our Fall 2020 enrollment

As we approach the midpoint of the fall semester, we want to thank you for all that you continue to do to navigate the complexities of the pandemic while promoting excellence in the quality of teaching and support of our students. Read more  
Oct 5, 2020

2020 State Employee Charitable Campaign

Every October, our community comes together to give back through the State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC), hosted in partnership with United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County. As Honorary Chairs of UTSA's SECC campaign, Peggy and I look forward to seeing the positive impact UTSA will make on the lives of so many in our community in the midst of this challenging year. Read more  
Oct 1, 2020

An announcement from the President’s Cabinet

We have good news to share! This morning Excelencia in Education is announcing that UTSA has earned their prestigious Seal of Excelencia for advancing Latino student success. Read more