A Vision for UTSA

Strategic Planning Themes and Initiatives

UTSA Strategic Plan

A Vision for UTSA

UTSA: San Antonio’s University for the World

President Eighmy has outlined a vision for UTSA as San Antonio’s university for the world, producing graduates who tackle society's grandest challenges. 

The 10-Year Vision for UTSA

A vision of UTSA’s future as an urban-serving, Hispanic-thriving discovery enterprise considered a destination of choice for students.

A Strategic Planning and Implementation Pathway

UTSA will reach new levels of excellence by imagining what the university will look like in 10 years, then charting a clear path to get there. Ten institutions serve as UTSA’s peer models of excellence, all of which have aspirational qualities to help benchmark UTSA’s progress.

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Three destinations drive university initiatives forward. Initiatives are launched at regular intervals to address the institution’s highest priorities.

DESTINATION 1:  UTSA will be a Model for Student Success

UTSA puts students first by cultivating an environment focused on their success. As a next generation Hispanic-thriving, multicultural institution where students from all backgrounds can excel, UTSA serves as a prosperity engine graduating world-engaged civic leaders of tomorrow. UTSA will continue the dramatic momentum of the last decade to retain and graduate more students, and will emphasize experiential learning and classroom-to-career educational opportunities.

  Student Success  Strategic Enrollment   SACSCOC Reaffirmation of Accreditation 2020  Classroom to Career

DESTINATION 2: UTSA will be a Great Public Research University

UTSA is on the fast track to becoming a nationally-recognized research university, well on its way to attaining National Research University Fund (NRUF) eligibility and aiming for an R1 designation by the Carnegie Commission. These designations will position UTSA to align with members of the prestigious Association of American Universities. UTSA is an urban-serving university focused on driving San Antonio’s knowledge economy, living out the notion that great universities need great cities and great cities need great universities.

  Research Excellence  National Security Collaboration Center
DESTINATION 3: UTSA will be an Exemplar for Strategic Growth and Innovative Excellence

UTSA will realize its full potential as a university by growing enrollment and infrastructure while focusing on innovation and continuous improvement. UTSA actively cultivates the excellence of its people, and places an emphasis on increasing the diversity of its leadership and faculty in order to reflect the community it serves.