Strategic Plan Refresh Process 2022-23

Approaching the halfway point in our ten-year strategic plan, UTSA has made remarkable strides toward our three strategic destinations. We have achieved new levels of excellence in student success, are well on our way to becoming a great public research university, and continue to set a new standard as an exemplar for strategic growth and innovative excellence.  But we know that our work is not done. 

Why a Refresh?

UTSA’s strategic plan was never intended to be a static vision. The refresh allows us to build on our momentum of success, celebrate our achievements to date, apply our lessons learned, adapt to a changing higher education landscape (indeed, a post-pandemic world), and align our resources to continue our trajectory of transformation.

Refreshing our strategic destinations, mission, vision, and values, peer models of excellence, and preparing an aligned long-range financial plan is a UT System requirement. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Reaching the Midpoint of UTSA's Ten-Year Strategic Plan
A town hall with President Taylor Eighmy

Monday, November 28, 2022

"The refresh is our opportunity to come together as a Roadrunner community and amend our vision to continue our forward progress." - President Taylor Eighmy

View Information About the Strategic Plan Refresh


President Taylor Eighmy has appointed Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Heather Shipley to chair the Strategic Planning Refresh Steering Committee. This group includes senior leaders from across campus, and representatives from UTSA’s Faculty Senate, Staff Senate, Student Government Association, and the Department Chairs’ Council.

The SPRSC will serve two primary roles in the refresh process: 

  • Leadership in affirming and revising our strategic plan 
  • Facilitate widespread communication about the revision effort and take the lead in engaging feedback from faculty, staff, and student stakeholders

The members of the steering committee include:

Heather Shipley
Interim Provost & Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs
Steering Committee Chair

Lynn Barnes, Jr.
Senior Vice Provost, Strategic Enrollment

Eric Brey
Interim Dean, KCEID

JoAnn Browning
Interim Vice President, REDKE

Janis Bush
Chair, Departmental Chairs Council

Lisa Campos
Vice President, Intercollegiate Athletics

Lynne Cossman
Dean, HCaP

Jill Fleuriet
Dean, Honors

Corrina Green
Senior Associate Vice President, Real Estate, Construction, Planning and Facilities

Jonathon Halbesleben
Dean, ACOB

Sheri Hardison
Senior Associate Vice President, Financial Affairs and CFO

Dean Hendrix
Vice Provost & University Librarian

Mary Hernandez
Senior Associate Vice President, Admin and Operations, Business Affairs

Damaris Ibarra
Chair, Staff Senate

Kendra Ketchum
Vice President, Information Management and Technology

Carlos Martinez
Senior Vice President, Institutional Strategic Planning, Chief of Staff

Glenn Martinez

Ambika Mathur
Vice Provost, Graduate Students & Dean, Graduate School

Kasey Neece-Fielder
Associate Vice Provost for Strategic Planning and Assessment

Karl Miller-Lugo
Vice President, Advancement and Alumni Engagement

David Mongeau
Founding Director, SDS

Lisa J. Montoya
Vice Provost, Global Initiatives

Teresa Niño
Vice President, University Relations

Jasmin Paquet-Durand Ford
President, SGA

LT Robinson
Senior Vice Provost & Dean of Students

Veronica Salazar
Senior Vice President for Business Affairs and Chief Enterprise Development Officer

Stephanie Schoenborn
Chief of Police

David Silva
Dean, COS

Mario Torres

Melissa Vito
Vice Provost, Academic Innovation

Steve Wilkerson
Associate Vice Provost, Institutional Research

Tammy J. Wyatt
Vice Provost, Student Success

René Zenteno
Chair, Faculty Senate


The strategic plan refresh process will mirror the iterative, input-and-dissemination engagement strategies developed in the administration and follow-up of the Campus Climate Survey. Key milestones include:

  • December 2022 | Steering Committee members prime their faculty, staff and students for the work ahead by highlighting accomplishments from the first five years and describing the refresh process.
  • Spring 2023 | The Steering Committee will provide faculty, staff, and students with four opportunities to give their feedback on the current strategic plan and new proposals. These steps include: 
    1. An anonymous campus survey (February) - View a summary of responses.
    2. A listening session hosted by your Vice President or Dean (March - April) - View the Executive Summary Report; View Summaries of All 50 Listening Sessions.
    3. An opportunity to review and share reactions to summaries from the listening sessions (March - May)
    4. An opportunity to review and provide input on the Steering Committee’s evolving drafts (May - July)
  • Spring and Summer 2023 | The Steering Committee reviews and analyzes stakeholder feedback to draft revisions to the strategic plan. The Steering Committee submits its final recommendations to Dr. Eighmy. View the Steering Committee's Final Report.
  • December 2023 (and beyond): Implement and Align | Leaders develop or update aligned divisional, college, unit-level plans that reflect the revised strategic vision.

Share Your Thoughts 

Throughout the strategic planning refresh process, members of the UTSA community will have many opportunities to get involved and have their voices heard. It takes all of us to move forward together.  

Look for information about upcoming virtual and in-person listening sessions hosted by your dean, vice president, and other campus leaders in the spring. Members of the UTSA community will be invited to share their feedback through online surveys and web portals.  

A summary of recent higher education trends and additional resources can be viewed on the Strategic Plan Refresh Process Sharepoint Site. 


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