Monday, August 1, 2022

Transition team formed to support UTSA Southwest Campus

Transition team formed to support UTSA Southwest Campus

Visitors to campus will see signage reflecting the new campus name, the UTSA Southwest Campus.

AUGUST 1, 2022 — Preparations for the upcoming fall semester are underway at the UTSA Southwest Campus. This week, the university launched a new transition team to support the successful implementation of UTSA’s strategic vision for expansion of arts education in San Antonio, with a focus on welcoming our new faculty, staff and students to the Southwest Campus.

The team will provide robust support services to individuals on the Southwest Campus, previously the Southwest School of Art (SSA).

“We want to ensure that all UTSA students, faculty and staff on the Southwest Campus have the resources and support necessary to be successful as we continue to integrate programs into the UTSA framework,” said Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President for Business Affairs Veronica Salazar. “I will be on the ground at the Southwest Campus to help ensure a smooth transition and set a foundation for success as our academic and community partners work together to elevate arts education in San Antonio.”


“We have a robust plan to provide support and transition services to actualize our vision to serve as a leader in arts education.”



The transition team will be in place on the Southwest Campus throughout the coming months. Each week, representatives from key service areas will be available on a rotating basis to answer questions, provide guidance and work directly with individuals to ensure progress toward the university’s ambitious vision.

Representatives from the College of Liberal and Fine Arts, People Excellence, Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE), Campus Services, Public Safety, University Technology Services, Facilities and more will provide in person, individualized guidance and conduct workshops on university processes and procedures. Salazar will serve as the executive lead for the team.

“The completion of the final terms of our agreement with SSA represented an important milestone,” said Salazar. “Looking forward, we have a robust plan to provide support and transition services to actualize our vision to serve as a leader in arts education.”

In addition to the transition team, important infrastructure improvements are underway. Enhancements to lighting, technology, parking lots and other facilities are in progress to ensure a safe and successful campus experience. Visitors to campus will see signage reflecting the new campus name, the UTSA Southwest Campus.

Over the past year, UTSA provided regular updates on their plans to combine programs with SSA. In March 2022, President Taylor Eighmy shared important details about the shared vision to build a sustaining model for arts education and community engagement in San Antonio. The official process concluded in July 2022 with the completion of the final terms of agreement to integrate programs. As part of the transition, UTSA warmly welcomed 31 new employees from SSA on July 1, 2022.

Transition support staff is available at the Southwest Campus on the second floor of the Urschel Administration Building, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition, the transition team support staff is available to answer any questions at SWCinfo@utsa.edu.



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