Student Success Task Force

Current StatusOperationalized


The Student Success Task Force will develop an integrated student success plan that includes goals, metrics, accountability and self-assessment. The plan will adopt a student-focused strategy and consider a pipeline continuum from K-12 through recruitment, enrollment, academic progress, career services and placement. This task force will build upon the foundational excellence of a Title IV grant received from the U.S. Department of Education in 2015 to begin UTSA's PIVOT program. The group is charged with examining best practices from other institutions and think expansively about administrative structure, accountability and resources.

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Strategic Plan Midpoint Update (Fall 2022)

Student Success advances innovative programs and services to provide students with comprehensive resources and equitable opportunities that nurture academic, personal, and career growth. We identify and promote evidence-based practices to cultivate an inclusive and collaborative ecosystem of support that connects, empowers, and equips students to be lifelong learners and active citizens.

Since 2017, Student Success has been a top strategic priority for UTSA and leadership has been provided by Kimberly Andrews Espy, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, and a team led by Tammy Wyatt, Vice Provost for Student Success.

To plan our data-informed strategy, UTSA engaged the national firm EAB to identify opportunities to strengthen student retention and graduation rates. This information led to the creation of an integrated student success plan that includes programs and services across:

  • Academic Advising
  • Academic Support
  • Success Coaching
  • First-Gen Student Support
  • Transfer Student Support
  • Housing & Residential Life
  • Student Success Centers across all Colleges
  • Foster Care Initiatives

These approaches have positively impacted the student experience and led to significant gains in both first-year retention and improved graduation rates. Today, UTSA’s student success programs have become a widely-replicated national model.

Student Success

This Initiative Supports Strategic Destinations

Destination One: Model for Student Success

  • Launch Task Force
    mid-October 2017

  • Work with consultant on campus visit
    early-November 2017

  • Integrate with other two task forces
    December 2017

  • Draft report
    January 2018

  • Final report with implementation projects
    March 2018

  • Town Halls
    Monday, March 19 | 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. | Denman Room, UC 2.01.28 | Main Campus
    Thursday, March 22 | 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. | Location: TBD | Downtown Campus