Dick Dawson is retiring from UTSA after 24 years of service
(May 15, 2017) -- J. Richard (Dick) Dawson, institutional chief audit executive at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is retiring on May 31 after 24 years of service to UTSA and more than 35 years in the internal auditing profession. Among his accomplishments at UTSA are the growth and promotion of the Office of Auditing and Consulting Services as well as the evolution and enhancement of the Office of Institutional Compliance.
He started his career as a gas accountant/auditor before joining UT System in the UT System Audit Office in 1981. He is a certified public accountant, certified internal auditor and holds the certification in risk management assurance. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Texas State University.
Dawson assisted the UT System Audit Office in many initiatives over the years and was seen as a leader and point of contact for other chief audit executives both in the UT System and across the nation.
Dawson is held in high regard by members of the Association of College and University Auditors (ACUA), the premier professional organization for internal auditors in higher education. Dawson is a past president of ACUA, was co-chair of the ACUA Risk Dictionary Committee, served as an executive sponsor of the ACUA leadership development program and was a recurring speaker at ACUA conferences. He also earned the prestigious ACUA Member Excellence in Service award and ACUA's Outstanding Professional Contribution award.
Paul Tyler will be appointed interim chief audit executive effective June 1st. Tyler has been an integral part of the internal audit leadership team for many years.
The UTSA community is invited to celebrate Dawson's service to UTSA at a retirement reception on Thursday, May 25 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Business Building (BB 2.06.04).
Dawson plans to travel in his Airstream and enjoy his Port Aransas oasis with his wife, Susan, who is also retiring after several years as an elementary school teacher. The Dawsons have two sons and three grandchildren, with one more on the way.
This event showcases innovative student projects and research performed across multiple disciplines including engineering, science and business.H-E-B University Center Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
President Taylor Eighmy is inviting all UTSA students to "Pizza With The Prez." Come grab a slice of pizza and take the opportunity to introduce yourself to the President. Pizza while supplies last.Sombrilla, Main Campus
The UTSA Center for the Inquiry of Transformative Literacies sponsors this free event that's open to the public.Buena Vista Street Building (BVB 1.338), Downtown Campus
The UTSA Student Goverment Association Student Sustainability Committee will host a Sustainability Exhibit for students, faculty and staff to visit and learn more about green living.UTSA Central Plaza, Main Campus
Enjoy winter holidays from around the world plus performances, free food and lighting of the Paseo.University Center Paseo, Main Campus
After UTSA class rings spend the night in the Alamo, Roadrunners will receive their special keepsake with fellow Roadrunners during this one of a kind ceremony.H-E-B University Center Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
The annual holiday concert series, Winterlude concludes with the concert featuring the bands. Ron Ellis and John Zarco direct the ensembles in secular and sacred holiday favorites.Arts Building Recital Hall (ART 2.03.02), Main Campus
This ceremony honors graduates from the College of Business, College of Engineering, the College of Public Policy and College of Sciences. U.S. Representative Joaquin Castro will deliver the keynote address.Alamodome. 100 Montana St., Downtown San Antonio