Vice President for University Relations Search 

Position Description

The University of Texas at San Antonio seeks a collaborative leader to serve as Vice President for University Relations (VPUR). Reporting directly to the President and working in concert with all Vice Presidential areas, the VPUR serves as the University’s chief university relations officer providing leadership communications, institutional marketing, community relations and governmental relations functions at UTSA. Responsibilities include: providing high-level oversight and strategy development to reach, influence and collaborate with the university’s external stakeholders; supervising the units within the Vice President of University Relations portfolio; and representing UTSA throughout the state and nation to advance the university’s mission, vision and strategic initiatives.

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Search Committee Members

President Eighmy has appointed a committee of faculty, staff, students and community leaders to conduct the search. 

Carlos Martinez, Chair 
Chief of Staff, Office of the President

Myron Anderson
Vice President for Inclusive Excellence

Euris Belle
Managing Director, DiversifiedSearch

Wanda Boller
Assistant Vice President of Talent Cultivation, People Excellence

Dya Campos
Vice President for Governmental Relations, H-E-B

Mary DeLay
Vice President and Chief of Staff, Office of the President, UT Health San Antonio

Amy Fritz
Administrative Services Officer, Financial Affairs
Staff Senate Representative

Richard Gretz
Associate Professor, College of Business
Faculty Senate Representative

Juan B. Gutiérrez
Professor and Chair of Mathematics, College of Sciences
Department Chair's Council Representative

Belinda Harmon
Senior Director of Community Outreach & Transfer Recruitment, Strategic Enrollment Management

Karl Miller-Lugo
Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations

Elisa Perkins
Experiential Learning Program Manager, Honors College

Anne Peters
Associate Vice President for Marketing and Special Projects, University Relations

Katherine Rico
Undergraduate student
President's Student Advisory Council Representative

Randa Safady
Vice Chancellor for External Relations, Communications and Chief Advancement Officer, The University of Texas System

Zachary Nepote
Undergraduate student
Student Government Association Representative


Application and Nomination Process

The vice presidential search is being managed by Diversified Search Group who will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Applicants must 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, nominations and further inquiries should be directed to Euris Belle, Managing Director, via email at


February 2021
• Position posted

April 2021
• First-round candidates selected and interviewed, finalists recommended for advancement

May 2021
•  Target for VPUR appointment announcement

This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check. 

UTSA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.