(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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Celebrate homecoming as the Roadrunners take on Rice. Come early for the Spirit Walk, tailgating, games, music and food. Stick around for a halftime show with SOSA and the crowning of Mr. and Ms. UTSA.Alamodome, 100 Montana St., Downtown San Antonio
The Leadership Storytelling Homecoming Brunch brings together UTSA alumni and students to share a delicious meal as well as a roundtable conversation about how experiences in college carry us forward on unique leadership journeys.University Center, Denman Room (UC 2.01.28), Main Campus
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Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice, via webcast, will examine America’s economic, political and security relations with China during CHINA Town Hall, an 80-city live discussion and Q&A on China and Sino-American relations.Building Building, Richard Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus
The African American Studies program proudly presents William "Cruz" Shaw, San Antonio City Councilman and UTSA Alumnus. Event is free and open to the public.University Center, Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
The graduate fair is an opportunity for the UTSA student body and local San Antonio community to learn about graduate education opportunities. The event is free and open to the public.H-E-B University Center Ballroom (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.Frio Street Building, Food Court Commons Area, Downtown Campus
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