AUGUST 25, 2022 — The University of Texas at San Antonio has been named a top employer in Texas, reaffirming the institution’s ongoing commitment to excellence in the workplace.
“UTSA is deeply committed to creating an inspiring workplace for our faculty and staff,” said UTSA Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President for Business Affairs Veronica Salazar. “The Forbes ranking confirms that we are making substantial progress towards our vision to be a great place to work and a leader in higher education.”
UTSA’s dedication to excellence in higher education is reflected in its workforce. Faculty and staff are committed to improving the student experience, with the understanding that higher education serves as a gateway to new opportunities.
Over the past two years, UTSA collected valuable information through its first faculty and staff Campus Climate Survey, as well as through follow-up focus groups and conversations. As a result, significant work has been done to create comprehensive plans that address institutional and division-specific initiatives. Work continues this fall as the university develops action plans to address faculty and staff feedback that will support making UTSA an even greater place to work.
“The Forbes ranking is a reminder of everything we’ve done—and continue to do—to make UTSA an excellent workplace,” said Mary Hernandez, acting associate vice president for People Excellence. “Through our ongoing campus climate planning, we’ve made significant advancements to support our faculty and staff and to better recruit and retain new talent. We are committed to continuing this important work in the years to come.”
UTSA currently has more than 6,500 employees, including faculty, staff, and student workers. As the university continues to expand, the ongoing focus on campus climate will help support a growing workforce. Just this fall, nearly 100 new full-time faculty were welcomed to the Roadrunner community.
About 1,382 employers across 50 states and the District of Columbia were recognized by Forbes as best-in-state employers in this year’s list—out of 70,000 individuals who were asked to recommend their employer to others. All surveys were anonymous, allowing participants to openly share opinions and rate their employers on a wide variety of criteria.
The survey explored various aspects of the employer such as fair pay, safe working conditions, the wage gap for women, and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
The Racial Justice Book Club was established at UTSA by members of the campus community to explore social justice following acts of racial violence across the nation over the last few years. We are reading The Injustice Never Leaves You: Anti-Mexican Violence in Texas by Monica Muñoz Martinez. We will meet every Wednesday in September and October at 2 pm on Zoom.Virtual Event
This September 30, the Friday Series will feature Prof. Milena Ang, who will be presenting A Tren to Nowhere: Statistic Development and the Politics of Racial, a paper co-authored with Tania Islas-Weistein where they discuss Mexico's long history of state-led development projects that contribute to economic and racial inequality. The authors argue that despite professing racial justice, official discourses surrounding the Tren Maya reproduce existing symbolic and material forms of racism.McKinney Humanities (MH 4.01.01,) Main Campus
The UTSA Libraries will be hosting a panel discussion on Latiné/x-centric voting and voting rights!Bexar Room (H-E-B SU 1.102,) Main Campus
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our campus community a safer, more caring place to learn. It will be held Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at Main campus from 6:00pm-8:00pm on the Student Union Paseo.Student Union Paseo, Main Campus
Join Wellbeing Services, UTSA Recovery Operations, and the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District as we have an informational Q&A session with guest speaker Dr. Anita Kurian from San Antonio Metropolitan Health District discussing Monkeypox.Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02,) Main Campus
We invite you to learn about the process of screenwriting and explore the intersection of identity and pursuing dreams from Jorge Ramirez-Martinez and Raymond Perez, screenwriters for the Selena: The Series, released on Netflix. They will discuss their careers and writing process, including how their identities as Mexican American and gay men have shaped their professional experiences.Virtual Event
Please join us in remembering those who have entered the next part of life by designing a nicho box in their memory. This workshop will provide the necessary items to create your nicho box, though please remember to bring a photo or small object that can fit in a 3.5 x5x1 inch box (small jewelry box).John Peace Library GroupSpot B, 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 ending generations of discrimination and inequity. UTSA, a premier public research university, fosters academic excellence through a community of dialogue, discovery and innovation that embraces the uniqueness of each voice.