Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Upcoming UTSA summit to showcase impact of family on student success

Upcoming UTSA summit to showcase impact of family on student success

Erika Prosper, senior director of customer insights at H-E-B and First Lady of San Antonio, will be the event's keynote speaker.

SEPTEMBER 21, 2022 — UTSA has announced plans for its annual event highlighting the critical role of families on student success. The 2022 Parent Summit will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 24 at the UTSA Downtown Campus.

The event is free and open to the public and will be most helpful for parents and families with elementary, middle school and high school students.

The summit brings community and academic leaders together to engage with parents about effective methods for supporting their children at all stages of their academic journey.

Erika Prosper, senior director of customer insights at H-E-B and First Lady of San Antonio, will be the keynote speaker. She will discuss the importance of family and community support for student success.


“The summit is now in its ninth year and is an excellent opportunity for families to engage with other parents, and learn more about academic success planning.”



“Parents can help set a desire for education that can surpass any teacher or professor’s influence,” said Prosper. “They are such an important part of the journey.”

Participants can look forward to sessions on such timely topics as:

  • Social media safety
  • College scholarships and financial aid
  • How to prepare for your next parent/teacher conference
  • The pathway from high school to college
  • Transferring from a community college to a university

“The summit is now in its ninth year and is an excellent opportunity for families to engage with other parents, learn more about academic success planning and discover resources to empower them as they partner with schools and teachers in the education of their children,” said Belinda Saldaña Harmon, senior director of the Community Outreach and Transfer Department in Strategic Enrollment.

Melissa Garcez, assistant director of community outreach, led a collaborative planning effort to ensure that parents and families come away from the event with the tools to help their children achieve educational success. Partners in this year’s summit include the Alamo Colleges District, the Military Child Education Coalition, Education Service Center Region 20 and Communities in Schools. 


EXPLORE FURTHER
Learn more about UTSA’s Focus on Familia and the upcoming Parent Summit.
⇒ Register for September’s Parent Summit.

Sessions will be available in English and Spanish. The event will conclude with lunch, a resource fair and a drawing for H-E-B gift cards. Registration is open now. Seating is limited. 

For more information or to register by phone, contact melissa.garcez@utsa.edu, at 210-458-2430.

Belinda Saldaña Harmon



UTSA Today is produced by University Strategic Communications,
the official news source
of The University of Texas at San Antonio.

Send your feedback to news@utsa.edu.


UTSA Today is produced by University Communications and Marketing, the official news source of The University of Texas at San Antonio. Send your feedback to news@utsa.edu. Keep up-to-date on UTSA news by visiting UTSA Today. Connect with UTSA online at Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Instagram.


Events


Spotlight

Spotlight

dtc-utsa-sign_680.png
University of Texas at San Antonio receives ‘transformational’ $40M gift

UTSA’s Mission

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.

UTSA’s Vision

To be a premier public research university, providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.

UTSA’s Core Values

We encourage an environment of dialogue and discovery, where integrity, excellence, inclusiveness, respect, collaboration and innovation are fostered.

UTSA’S Destinations

UTSA is a proud Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) as designated by the U.S. Department of Education.

Our Commitment to Inclusivity

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.