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Create a Hispanic Thriving Leadership Council

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UTSA aspires to become a Hispanic Thriving Institution—a model HSI that provides the highest quality education to advance social mobility and economic opportunities for Latino students and their communities. UTSA was founded in 1969 to serve San Antonio’s culturally rich, predominantly Mexican American population, and was one of the first U.S. universities to receive the Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) designation, established by the federal government in 1994.

Tammy Wyatt, Primary Lead
Vice Provost for Student Success
Veronica Mendez
Senior Vice President for Business Affairs
Kimberly Andrews Espy
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Working Group Members

Lynn Barnes Jr.
Senior Vice Provost for Strategic Enrollment
Margaret Floyd
Director of Strategic Initiatives and Administration, VPSS
Ginnifer (Cie) Gee
Associate Vice Provost for University College
Kathryn Pearson
Director of Institutional Projects, Facilities
Can Saygin
Senior Vice Provost for University Planning

 Additional working group members to be determined.

January 2019
  • Launch Working Group
April 2019
  • Programming Report

Strategic Plan Midpoint Update (Fall 2022)

Learn About UTSA's HSI Committments
  • In 2020, UTSA first earned the prestigious Seal of Excelenica from Excelencia in Education in recognition of the university's commitment and ability to accelerate Latino student success. In 2023, UTSA will undergo a review to renew our certification. 
  • As a founding member of the Alliance of Hispanic Serving Research Universities, UTSA has taken a national leadership role to increase opportunity for those historically underserved by higher education.
  • The Hispanic Thriving Leadership Council, comprised of faculty, staff and students, advises the President about how the university’s Hispanic Thriving efforts can be incorporated more deeply across its mission, three strategic destinations and strategic plan. Focus areas include advancing Latino enrollment, retention, transfer in, degree completion, financial support and the diversity of the university’s administration, faculty, staff and students. The HTI Leadership Council reports to the President and is led and supported by the Office of the Provost.

Visit the Hispanic Thriving Leadership Council Website


This Initiative Supports Strategic Destinations