(Dec. 19, 2018) -- Following a national search, UTSA has named Suzanne Patrick as its new Director of Equal Opportunity Services (EOS) and Title IX Coordinator.
In this role, Patrick will lead UTSA’s institutional commitment to providing equal employment and educational opportunities for all faculty, staff and students regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status, disability or sexual orientation.
As UTSA’s Title IX Coordinator, Patrick will oversee UTSA’s compliance with the federal law that prohibits discrimination based on gender, which includes investigating any complaints of sexual harassment, violence or assault at the university.
“It is paramount that UTSA provides an inclusive learning and working environment free of all forms of discrimination, harassment and misconduct,” said UTSA President Taylor Eighmy. “Suzanne’s role is critical to these efforts. Her leadership and experience will be tremendous assets as we continue to address some of the challenging issues we experienced this semester that point to the work we need to do in these areas.”
Prior to UTSA, Patrick served as Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator at Our Lady of the Lake University where she oversaw Title IX, ADA and other non-discrimination cases. Her higher education experience includes previous roles at St. Mary’s University, University of Maryland School of Law and The George Washington University School of Law.
Patrick, who began in her new role on December 17, holds a law degree from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and political science from the University at Albany, State University of New York.
“Suzanne’s legal training and higher education experience uniquely position her to address the necessary requirements of the laws related to EOS and Title IX in a compassionate and caring way,” said James Weaver, executive director of UTSA Institutional Compliance and Risk Services.
“I am excited to join UTSA and help lead our efforts to address these very important issues faced on our campus and throughout the country today,” said Patrick. “I am looking forward to creating positive momentum for EOS and UTSA by working closely with faculty, staff, students and the community as a whole.”
Maria Perez, who has served as Interim Director of EOS and Title IX Coordinator for the last seven months, will return to her role as Senior Compliance Management Analyst.
“Maria has been instrumental in changing the effectiveness, efficiency and transparency of the EOS office during the short time she served in her interim role, and my sincere thanks go out to her,” said Eighmy.
Learn more about the UTSA Office of Equal Opportunity Services.
Learn to use the simple but powerful features of EndNote®, a citation management tool. In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn to setup an EndNote library, save references and PDFs, and automatically create and edit a bibliography.Virtual Event
Learn to use Zotero®, a citation manager that can help you store and organize citations you find during your research. Zotero can generate bibliographies in various styles, insert in-text citations and allow you to share sources with collaborators.Virtual Event
This solo exhibition features the work of Delita Martin, a world-renowned master printmaker known for creating representations of black women in complex and luxuriant narrative portraits.Russell Hill Rogers Galleries, UTSA Southwest Campus
Hear perspectives on open educational resources (OER) from a variety of UTSA stakeholders. Learn about recent OER work across UT System, as well as platforms and support available to all UTSA faculty adopting or creating OER.Virtual Event
The UTSA Study Abroad office is pleased to announce the Spring 2024 Study Abroad Fair on Tuesday, March 5, 2024. Explore a world of opportunities through our exchange programs and UTSA-led programs.Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus
Come celebrate the 30th anniversary of the MAS program in the UTSA College of Education and Human Development.La Villita Room, Downtown Campus
This workshop will teach you how to explore, clean, and transform your data and reproduce the steps you have taken using OpenRefine. Required to install OpenRefine before attending the workshop.John Peace Library (JPL 3.02.32,) 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.
UTSA is a proud Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) as designated by the U.S. Department of Education .
The University of Texas at San Antonio, a Hispanic Serving Institution situated in a global city that has been a crossroads of peoples and cultures for centuries, values diversity and inclusion in all aspects of university life. As an institution expressly founded to advance the education of Mexican Americans and other underserved communities, our university is committed to promoting access for all. UTSA, a premier public research university, fosters academic excellence through a community of dialogue, discovery and innovation that embraces the uniqueness of each voice.