(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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In honor of UTSA's 50th Anniversary in 2019, the university is hosting Roadrunner Days Spring Edition - two weeks of semester-launching activities built around our deeply held values of student success, student involvement, community service and fun!Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
All UTSA students, faculty, staff, alums & families are invited to march as a unified community. Register here: bit.ly/2TYbHbR. Shuttles will be provided from the Main and Downtown Campuses.Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy, 3501 MLK Dr., San Antonio
UTSA's John Nix invites the community to sing "Amazing Grace" and “We Shall Overcome” at 11 a.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The intent of this nationwide effort is to honor Dr. King's legacy and to spread a sense of community in the United States.Locations throughout the United States
Opening Reception got exhibit featuring artists Miguel Aragon, Aaron Coleman, Sandra Fernandez, Annalise Gratovich, Marco Hernandez, Kristen Powers Nowlin, & Patricia Villalobos EcheverriaMain Art Gallery, Arts Building (ART 2.03.04), Main Campus
Tracy Cowden, Roland K. Blumberg Endowed Professor in Music and chair of the UTSA Department of Music launches the UTSA 50th Anniversary Scholars Speaker Series with Music as Medicine: The Power and Influence of Music on our Health.Radius Center, 106 Auditorium Cir. #120, San Antonio
UTSA African American Studies Program presents this series featuring Walter M. Kimbrough, president of Dillard University.Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus)
Join fellow Runners to walk for 10 minutes on the Main Campus. The event reminds us of the importance of exercise, diet and healthy habits in protecting our hearts.Outside the North Paseo Building, Main Campus
The annual event features authentic foods, music, dance, martial arts, shopping, games and entertainment from China, to the Indian Sub-continent, and the island nations of the Pacific. The Festival features two stages, a martial arts demonstration area, children’s hands on crafting area, anime activities, bonsai and ikebana displays, mahjong table and more.UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property - for Texas, the nation and the world.
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