Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Search 

Updated September 30, 2019

UTSA names Karl Miller Lugo vice president for development and alumni relations

The University of Texas at San Antonio today named education philanthropy executive Karl Miller Lugo as its vice president for Development and Alumni Relations. Reporting directly to President Taylor Eighmy, Miller Lugo will lead UTSA in securing transformational funding to further advance its ongoing quest to become a model for student success, a great public research university and an exemplar for strategic growth and innovative excellence.

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Position Description

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) invites nominations, expressions of interest and applications for the position of Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations (VPDAR). UTSA seeks a seasoned leader with demonstrated experience with leading major capital campaigns and high level advancement strategy within a higher education environment.

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Search Committee Members

President Eighmy has appointed a committee of faculty, staff, students and community leaders to conduct the search. The university has engaged the search firm Lindauer Global to assist the committee.

Mary Larson Diaz, Chair 
Interim Vice President for University Relations and Chief of Staff to the President

Yvonne Addison
President of the Junior League of San Antonio
UTSA Alumna

JoAnn Browing
Dean, College of Engineering, UTSA
Lisa Campos
Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics and Athletic Director

Sam Dawson
CEO of Pape-Dawson Engineers
UTSA Development Board Representative

Cathy Obriotti Green
Retired Vice President for External Affairs at Zachary Holdings
UTSA Development Board Chair

Brenda Gutierrez
UTSA Undergraduate Student
President's Student Advisory Council Representative

Debbie Morrill
UT Health Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Chief Development Officer

Randa Safady
UT System Vice Chancellor of External Relations, Communications and Advancement Services

Martin Salinas
CEO of Phase 4 Energy Partners, Inc.
UTSA Development Board Representative

John Shaffer
Associate Director of Graduate Student Success
UTSA Staff Council Representative

Application and Nomination Process

The VPDAR Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a current resume or curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing relevant experience and interest in the position. Nomination letters should include the name, position, address and telephone number of the nominee. All applications and nominations will be handled in confidence.

Applications and letters of nominations should be submitted by email to:

Gretchen Dwyer, Senior Consultant
Lindauer Global
Refer to code “UTSA-VPDAR” in subject line

About Lindauer Global

Lindauer is a global search and talent firm with a true understanding of the nonprofit world and what it takes to succeed in its challenging environment. Their proven success across the sectors includes higher education; independent schools; hospitals and academic medical centers; think tanks, research facilities and foundations; and advocacy, public service, social justice and other mission-driven nonprofits. 

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August 2019
•  First-round candidates selected and interviewed, finalists recommended for advancement

September 2019
•  Finalists visit campus, final candidate selected

October 2019
•  Target for VPDAR appointment