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Vice President's Biography

Over his 37-year career at UTSA, Sam Gonzales has held numerous leadership positions including Interim Vice President for Student Affairs, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Administration and Student Services, Interim Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Director of Career Services.

He served nationally as president of the Cooperative Education and Internship Association, locally as president of the San Antonio College and University Placement Association and regionally as treasurer of the Southwest Association of Colleges and Employers.

Through his career, his teams have been honored with the Alcohol EDU national award for Excellence in Prevention Programming in 2007, the UTSA Richard S. Howe Excellence in Service to Undergraduate Students Award and the UTSA Team Spirit Award.

Sam earned a Master of Education Degree in Psychology and a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Our Lady of the Lake University. Additionally, he was a Kellogg Fellow in Education Policy with the Institute of Educational Leadership at The University of Texas at Austin.

On the personal side, Sam is an avid mountain bike trail rider and plays golf about three times per month. He is also a big fan of pop music.