(May 3, 2018) -- UTSA Vice President for Business Affairs Kathryn Funk-Baxter ’88 has announced her retirement, effective September 30, 2018.
Funk-Baxter joined UTSA in 2015, drawing on more than 21 years of financial leadership experience in higher education. As Vice President for Business Affairs, she has overseen more than 31 UTSA departments including business affairs administration, budgeting and financial planning, business contracts, financial affairs, facilities, human resources, public safety, purchasing, real estate and business information services.
Most recently, Funk-Baxter has led three initiatives associated with the development of a new university budget strategy that advances President Taylor Eighmy’s vision for UTSA as an urban serving, nationally recognized research university. That work included development of a new budget model to create long-term fiscal health and sustainability at UTSA. Funk-Baxter will initiate the piloting of the new budget model for FY 2019 and her successor will fully implement it in FY 2020.
“I am deeply grateful to Kathy for her leadership in developing and implementing strategies to put UTSA on a fiscally sound, long-term trajectory,” said Eighmy. “Kathy shares my sense of urgency in developing a budget model that will propel UTSA forward, and her commitment to remaining with UTSA as we launch its pilot phase speaks to her tremendous dedication to the university and the success of our students.”
“As a UTSA alumna, one of the highlights of my professional career was returning to the university in a leadership position,” said Funk-Baxter, who received her Master of Business Administration degree from UTSA. “It is so exciting to see the tremendous impact UTSA is having on our students, our city and the world, and I am so fortunate to have worked alongside a tremendously talented group of leaders and colleagues.”
President Eighmy has appointed incoming Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Kimberly Espy to chair a search committee and launch a national search for the next vice president for business affairs. The selection of committee members and a search firm will commence as soon as possible. Additional information about the process will be made available via a website in the coming weeks.
Learn more about the UTSA Office of the Vice President for Business Affairs.
The Roadrunner community and nearby residents are highly encouraged to cast their votes at UTSA, a designated early voting site for the March 3 Texas presidential primary election.H-E-B Student Union, Bexar Room (HSU 1.102), Main Campus
The best way to learn what UTSA has to offer is to experience it for yourself. Come to our Open House and see all that UTSA has to offer. The day features admissions and financial aid workshops and presentations, campus tours and much more.Various Locations, Main Campus
If you’re interested in pursuing a career in health care, you won’t want to miss UTSA’s 14th annual Health Professions Day. Meet with representatives of health professions programs at schools such as Texas Tech University Health Science Center, University of Texas Medical Branch, University North Texas Health Science Center, University of the Incarnate Word, and many more. Free and open to UTSA students, local area college and high school students, and community members.Student Union, Retama Galleria (SU First Floor Corridor), Main Campus
An FBI subject matter expert will discuss the threat to U.S. technology and public sector from foreign adversaries, specific technologies sought and vectors used to illicitly obtain them, how to best safeguard intellectual property.Durango Building (DB 2.112A), Downtown Campus
Why just leap when you can dash? The Alumni Association’s 36th annual Diploma Dash 5K and City Championship is a great opportunity to run or walk for a great cause: scholarships for UTSA students.Main Campus
Students are encouraged to attend to obtain important information about Spring Commencement and life after UTSA. Graduating students can order their cap and gown and other items, win prizes and capture lasting memories with fellow Roadrunners at a selfie station. Participants should take a UTSA student ID for entry.H-E-B Student Union, Ballrooms (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
UTSA’s first Wellbeing Fair is a part of the President’s Initiative of Enriching Campus Wellbeing. UTSA is committed to the well-being of each member of the campus community and recognizes that numerous factors contribute to overall wellness: physical and mental health, diet and nutrition, physical activity, stress management and self-care, social behaviors and more. The fair will give students, faculty and staff an opportunity to participate in well-being activities, obtain well-being information and learn about available services. Participants will become more competent in making healthy decisions to take a more proactive approach in their own well-being.Paseo Principal, Student Union, Main Campus
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