Editor's Note: The following email was sent to UTSA faculty and staff today by President Taylor Eighmy.
(Nov. 2, 2018) -- Dear Roadrunners,
This academic year we’ve been busy rolling out the next set of strategic initiatives to get UTSA closer to our destinations as a great research university, model for student success and exemplar for strategic growth and innovative excellence.
You’ve probably sensed some excitement surrounding our higher profile projects, such as the new School of Data Science, Roadrunner Village, Roadrunner Athletics Center of Excellence, Residential Honors College and Classroom to Career initiative, just to name a few.
But you should also know that there is a solid framework underpinning all these initiatives, as delineated in our 2018-19 Strategic Implementation Plan.
This plan is organic, it will be updated annually and tied to our ongoing campus conversations.
For those of you who love taking deep dives into strategic planning processes, you will note it defines UTSA’s institutional key performance indicators (KPIs) and identifies associated targets. It also provides an overview of stakeholder input leading to the plan’s development, outlines our 2018-19 initiatives and shows how these initiatives drive us toward our KPI targets.
We have also done some revamping of our strategic planning website to make information easier to find, and to include regular updates on each initiative page. If you’re ever curious about the status or latest developments regarding our initiatives—or the details regarding our overall strategic planning process—this site is your go-to resource.
I hope this “big picture” view is helpful as we work together to transform UTSA into San Antonio’s university of the future. Please know that each of you is playing a critical role in bringing us closer to our destinations, and I couldn’t be more grateful for your dedication to UTSA.
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
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
UTSA Libraries will host Bryan Gervais, UTSA assistant professor in the Dept. of Political Science & Geography, for his presentation "Political Incivility in the Digital Age." Pizza will be provided to UTSA students while supplies last.John Peace Library Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22)
Level up your career with a graduate business degree from the UTSA College of Business. Join us for this Open House to learn which of our 13 degree programs is right for you.Business Building (BB 2.06.04), Main 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.
To be a premier public research university, providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.
We encourage an environment of dialogue and discovery, where integrity, excellence, inclusiveness, respect, collaboration and innovation are fostered.