(Jan. 4, 2017) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is planning a ceremony to formally celebrate the selection of its sixth president. The San Antonio community is invited to the inauguration of UTSA President Taylor Eighmy on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Convocation Center on the UTSA Main Campus.
The ceremony will begin at 2:30 p.m. with a prelude and processional, followed by the ceremony at 3 p.m. University of Texas System Chancellor William H. McRaven will deliver special remarks.
Eighmy began his service as the sixth president of UTSA on September 1, after serving in various higher education administration roles. His career includes positions as the chief research officer at the University of New Hampshire, Texas Tech University and, more recently, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He has developed a strong track record of advancing top-tier research universities through strategic government collaborations, public-private partnerships and community engagement.
Shortly after beginning his role as UTSA President, Eighmy unveiled a long-term strategy to make UTSA San Antonio’s university of the future and to help it earn National Research University Fund (NRUF) eligibility and R1 (highest research activity) classification from the Carnegie Commission. The vision leverages UTSA’s strengths as a great multicultural discovery enterprise, an exemplary urban serving university of the future, a world-engaged institution and a university that fosters exceptional student experiences.
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The UTSAPD and UTSA Outdoor Pursuits will teach and assist students, staff and faculty in basic bike repair.Recreation Wellness Center, Outdoor Resource Center, Main Campus
he celebration will feature live music, food and drinks, Fiesta medals and royalty, and plenty of cascarones! The family-friendly event is free and open to the public.Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus
Brackenridge Distinguished Visiting Lecturer, Shari Huhndorf, Department Chair of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley and specializing in Native American Literature and Culture will present her current work during two public lectures.John Peace Library Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
A brand new official Fiesta event is sponsored by UTSA and San Antonio Parks Foundation. This live country music festival features artists all day and night, dance lessons, merchants, a mechanical bull, food and drinks.UTSA Park West Athletics Complex
The winners of the vocal area of the Concerto and Aria Competition will perform accompanied by the UTSA Orchestra.Arts Building Recital Hall (Arts 2.03.02), Main Campus
President Taylor Eighmy invites all UTSA students to come grab a slice of pizza and introduce themselves to the President. Pizza while supplies last.Frio Street Building, Food Court Commons, Downtown Campus
The town hall is an opportunity for the campus community to learn more about the President's Initiative for the Downtown Campus, ask questions, and offer perspectives on potential challenges and benefits.Buena Vista Street Building Aula Canaria (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Engineering Technology Symposium showcases innovative student projects and research performed across multiple disciplines.Convocation Center, Main Campus