(May 16, 2018) – UTSA Vice President for External Relations Marjie French recently announced new leadership for the UTSA Alumni Association and the appointment of a familiar face to oversee University Development full-time.
Kristin Ludwig will now serve as the Assistant Vice President for Alumni Engagement & Analytics. In her new role, she will provide executive oversight to the Alumni Relations team and serve as the Executive Director of the UTSA Alumni Association. Under this reorganization, the Annual Giving staff will join the Alumni Relations team and report directly to Ludwig, who will also continue to lead the Advancement Information & Strategic Analytics team. Ludwig has been with UTSA since 2016. As part of this transition, Heather Green ‘07 will also join the alumni team and serve as the Director of Engagement Communications.
Jana Kennelly, who was serving as executive director of the alumni association, will now serve as Assistant Vice President for Development, working full-time in fundraising. In this role, she will oversee the major gift program and work with donors who wish to make significant gifts to the university. Gift planning, leadership annual giving and donor discovery programs will also report to Kennelly. She has been with the university for almost 12 years in a variety of roles.
Additionally, the division recently welcomed Shawn Farrell as the new Assistant Vice President for Corporate & Foundation Engagement. Farrell has more than 16 years of higher education and non-profit experience in corporate and foundation fundraising. His areas of expertise include leading strategic planning efforts, cultivating university and community partnerships, proposal development, and grant management. He previously worked in corporate and foundation relations with Americans for the Arts in Washington, DC, and at The University of Texas at Arlington. He most recently worked at Texas Wesleyan University where he led efforts to secure numerous multi-million dollar gifts and grants.
The Division of External Relations generates support for UTSA’s knowledge enterprise by developing strong alumni and philanthropic relationships and by protecting, promoting and advancing the UTSA brand.
Founded in 1977, the UTSA Alumni Association supports the mission of The University of Texas at San Antonio by providing programming that engages and serves alumni. The association provides scholarship funds for students, as well as opportunities to participate in community service projects, to advocate on behalf of the university, and to join other graduates for activities in alumni chapters across the country.
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The Department of Social Work introduces new students to the Master of Social Work program.Buena Vista Street Building Assembly Room (BVB 1.338), Downtown Campus
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.Various residence halls, Main Campus
After a full day of moving, UTSA students and their families are invited to the party featuring food, swag, dancing and a special performance from the Spirit of San Antonio marching band.Student Union Paseo, Main Campus
This come and go session allows Roadrunners and their families to explore all the great things the UTSA Libraries offers to help students succeed. Join a group on a quest through the library for a chance at prizes and enjoy some ice cream.John Peace Library, Main Campus
Fast Action Trivia is a game where participants interact with fellow Roadrunners to test their brain skills while learning some interesting things about UTSA and have a chance to win actual cash money!Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
This UTSA tradition is a fun, engaging opportunity for Roadrunners to learn about the facilities, recreation programs and wellness services offered at the Main and Downtown Campuses while also enjoying tons of games and activities with new and old friends.Recreation and Wellness Center Texas Room (RWC 2.214) and San Antonio Room (RWC 2.218), Main Campus
The UTSA Ambassadors are here to help students find their classes before the first day of school! Bring your class schedule to the UTSA Ambassadors table in the Student Union Ski Lodge (near Chili’s Too!), and they will help you navigate the campus to find your classes.Student Union Ski Lodge (SU 1.01.00), Main Campus
Kickback at the Union is a welcome back event for new and returning Roadrunners. Come relax and learn about the Student Union, enjoy free food, games, photo booth, and a chance to connect with each department in the Union. Arrive early for free t-shirt and stay late for a movie.Student Union Paseo and Buildings, Main Campus