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(Nov. 19, 2012) -- UTSA students, faculty and staff are invited to attend open forums Nov. 26 at the Main and Downtown campuses to meet and talk with the first of three finalists for the position of UTSA vice president for student affairs (VPSA).

A search committee has recommended three finalists to President Ricardo Romo for campus visits. Brent G. Paterson of Illinois State University will be the first finalist to visit UTSA. His visit will include a number of meetings with key university leaders, students and team members from the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.

The search for the new UTSA vice president for student affairs has been in progress this fall, led by Marjie French, vice president for external relations. A large committee of students, faculty and staff have reviewed applications, conducted phone interviews and deliberated on the best finalists for this highly visible and important leadership role at UTSA.

The open forums are:

  • At the Main Campus, the forum will be 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 26 in the University Center Denman Room (2.01.28).
  • At the Downtown Campus, the forum will be 4:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 26 in the Frio Street Building Executive Conference Room (4.450A).

Subsequent open forums will be announced as they are scheduled with other finalists.

 

 

Did You Know?

Football standouts make Roadrunner history

For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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