(Sept. 20, 2017) -- University of Texas at San Antonio President Taylor Eighmy has selected junior economics major and Student Government Association President Marcus Thomas as the student representative to the committee initiating the search for the university’s next Vice President/Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.
The search committee, comprised of university representatives, community partners and supporters, was named this week. The university has also retained 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 and the search committee will hold campus listening sessions and group meetings September 27-29 to receive input on the attributes the campus community considers most important in selecting a new athletic director. They will meet with head coaches and senior administrators in the Athletics Department, the president’s senior leadership team, and Roadrunner Foundation officers and donors.
Additionally, CSA and search committee members will attend listening sessions with student athletics hosted by the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, a student forum held by the Student Government Association and a faculty and staff session hosted by the UTSA Athletics Council.
Specific meeting times and locations for the listening forums will be publicized as they become available.
“Just as we have engaged San Antonio community and business leaders in this process, it is integral that the UTSA campus community be involved and lend its voice to this important search,” said Eighmy. “Athletics can be the portal for how the public first sees a university and we want them to see excellence in our athletics, just as it is in our learning, discovery and engagement enterprise. We are all invested in identifying and recruiting a great athletic director.”
Members of the UTSA community can also provide input to the search committee via email at utsaAD@collegiatesportsassociates.com.
After receiving broad input from the campus community, CSA will identify a national pool of candidates to be interviewed confidentially by the search committee off-site. From those interviews, finalists will be recommended to Eighmy, who will select and announce the sole finalist. The recruitment process is expected to be completed in late 2017.
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A UTSA tradition since Homecoming 2011 with Fraternity and Sorority Life, thiscampus-wide talent show showcases the Rowdy Roadrunner Spirit, from teams to individual acts. Everyone will compete to win the 2017 Roadrunners LIVE Champion title.H-E-B University Center Ballrooms (HUC 1.104 and HUC 1.106), Main Campus
Join Rowdy Crew near the Roadrunner Statue for food, games and information to get hyped for the game. Some UTSA football players also plan to stop by.Central Plaza, Main Campus
Interested in becoming a dietitian? Come and speak to our faculty! Bring questions, hear them speak, and obtain information. Event is free.Main Building (MB 2.220), Main Campus
Be ready to laughs during this entertaining evening at the Homecoming Comedy Show! Free with a UTSA Student ID.H-E-B University Center Ballrooms (HUC 1.104 and HUC 1.106), Main Campus
Organizations participating in the golf cart parade will be creatively decorating their carts in the 2017 UTSA Homecoming theme "Spirit, Tradition, and Pride".University Center Lawn, Main Campus
As he wrote about in his book, Kill It To Save It: An Autopsy of Capitalism's Triumph Over Democracy, Corey Dolgon will speak about what made Donald Trump the preferred choice for many voters and shows how policy is crafted, marketed and sold or rejected.Buena Vista Street Building, Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
The UTSA African American Studies Program is proud to present Dr. Rupert Evans, a Harvard Macy Scholar and the immediate past President of the Institute for Diversity in Health Management.Main Building (MB 0.208), Main Campus
President Taylor Eighmy is inviting all UTSA faculty and staff to "Tacos With Taylor." Take the opportunity to introduce yourself to the President at any one of these casual meet and greets.Frio Street Building, Food Court Commons Area, Downtown Campus
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