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VP for university relations candidate to speak at public forums

VP for university relations candidate to speak at public forums

JANUARY 14, 2020 — UTSA faculty, staff and students are invited to attend public forums today featuring the third finalist candidate for vice president for the Office of University Relations. 

Reporting directly to the president and working in concert with all other vice presidential areas, this VP will serve as the chief university relations officer, providing leadership communications, institutional marketing, community relations and governmental relations functions at UTSA. 

Responsibilities include providing high-level oversight and strategy development to reach, influence and collaborate with the university’s external stakeholders; supervising the units within the Office of University Relations portfolio; and representing UTSA throughout the state and nation to advance the university’s mission, vision and strategic initiatives. 

The forums will be held on both the Main and Downtown campuses.

Candidate 3
Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020

  • Philosophy of Success in University Relations
    Introduction by Dean Hendrix, UTSA dean of libraries
    2:15–2:45 p.m., Main Building, Regents Room (MB 3.106), Main Campus

  • Philosophy of Success in Government Relations and Community Engagement
    Introduction by Rod McSherry, associate vice president for innovation and economic development
    4:15–4:45 p.m., Durango Building, La Villita Room (DBB 1.116), Downtown Campus 

The search committee would like to receive feedback from faculty, staff and students who attend any of the candidate forums. Please complete an online survey for each candidate you were able to hear from.

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