(Sept. 18, 2017) -- University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) President Taylor Eighmy today announced the establishment of a search committee, comprised of university representatives, supporters and community partners, to initiate a nationwide search for a new Vice President/Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.
In establishing the committee, Eighmy emphasized that the group’s goal should be “to identify an exceptional leader who is committed to the university’s advancement to excellence in academics, research, engagement and athletics.”
Concurrently, the university has engaged Collegiate Sports Associates (CSA), one of the nation’s leading executive search and consulting firms specializing in NCAA Division I athletics, to conduct the candidate search. CSA assisted the university in 2016 in its successful recruitment and selection of Frank Wilson as UTSA head football coach. Its president and founder, Todd Turner, has been involved in collegiate sports for more than 30 years including serving as Director of Athletics at four major NCAA Division I universities.
Members of the university search committee are:
Additionally, DeLoss Dodds, athletics director at The University of Texas at Austin for 32 years, has agreed to serve as an advisor to Eighmy and the committee. During his time at UT Austin, the athletics program earned 14 national championships and 108 conference titles in nine different men's sports. Dodds was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2007 and into the National Association of College Directors of Athletics Hall of Fame in 2016.
“This is an exceptional committee with a deep commitment to seeing the athletics program, and UTSA as a whole, achieve its full potential as San Antonio’s university for the 21st century,” said Eighmy. “We look forward to the energy and leadership that the new athletic director will bring in taking UTSA Athletics to the next level and building on our great base of support in the community.”
The university expects to complete the recruitment process in late 2017.
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San Antonio area high school and undergraduate students who participated in UTSA’s TRiO Upward Bound, Educational Talent Search and McNair Scholars programs will present their summer research projects and compete for top honors at the 8th annual symposium.H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
Experience a fun, interactive week at UTSA as new students and their families take the first steps to becoming a Roadrunner.Various locations, Main Campus and Downtown Campuses
Throughout the summer, UTSA offers more than 60 camps in science, engineering, architecture, sports, music, writing, language, culture and more.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
This event guides seniors and graduate students on the last phase of their college career and prepares recent alumni within one year of graduation for the world of work. Workshops and sessions will provide information on interview skills, job search strategies and networking.Student Union, University Career Center, 2nd floor, Main Campus
The gala brings together UTSA alumni, friends and guests to celebrate the association's 41 years of scholarships, services, programs and the 2018 Alumni Award recipients.Hyatt Hill Country Resort and Spa, 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr, San Antonio
As part of the citywide Kidcation and the ITC's free second Sunday, kids and families will have an opportunity to interact with cowboy docents, practice their skills at roping, learn about life on the cattle drives, make their own spurs, grab a seat for cowboy story time and work on cowboy-themed hands-on crafts.UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
Dozens of fun and free events to welcome new and returning Roadrunners.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
The kickoff to Roadrunner Days, the UTSA community welcomes the thousands of students who move in to their new homes as they begin their journey at UTSA.Laurel Village, Chaparral Village and Alvarez Hall, Main Campus