APRIL 5, 2023 — Editor’s note: The following message was sent today via email from President Taylor Eighmy and Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Kimberly Andrews Espy to all faculty and staff.
We are writing to update you on the status of the search for the next Senior Vice President for Research and Economic Development. After thoughtful consideration, we’ve elected to pause the search and re-commence later this year (or early next).
This hire is critically important to UTSA, and this interim period will be used to further support our Research, Economic Development, and Knowledge Enterprise (REDKE) as we continue to work through the current legislative session and its implications on our knowledge enterprise.
Jaclyn Shaw, Associate Vice President for Strategic Research Initiatives, has agreed to continue in her role as Interim Vice President for Research and Economic Development. We continue to be grateful for her leadership and support of our research partners, colleges, faculty and staff, and graduate and undergraduate students involved in research.
Many of our colleagues have played a key role in this process, and we are deeply grateful for their time and commitment. We’d like to thank our search advisory committee for their guidance, for evaluating numerous candidates, and for shepherding the process. We are also grateful for the staff in Academic Affairs, especially Angela Griffith, Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Operations and Strategic Initiatives, for managing schedules and logistics to ensure all visits ran smoothly. Lastly, we’re grateful for our external community partners—who shared their time and insights to fully engage in the process—and our external search firm, Isaacson Miller.
As always, we welcome your feedback and look forward to filling this important leadership role to elevate our knowledge enterprise to the next level. We will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available.
Thank you for your ongoing support and for all you do for UTSA.
Don’t know where to start in looking for a job or internship? Virtually join in a live job/internship search navigation lab-style workshop. Follow along to bookmark and save opportunities you are interested in applying for.Student Union (SU 2.02.04,) Main Campus
Don’t know where to start in looking for a job or internship? 🔍 Primary platforms utilized during this workshop are Handshake and LinkedIn. Some industry-specific job search boards may be utilized.Student Union (SU 2.02.04,) Main Campus
First Friday Stargazing gives anyone free access to the night sky using university telescopes and teaching equipment. Weather permitting, experienced astronomers will provide a handful of telescopes of varying designs, give training on how each operates, and point to various astronomical objects that may appear in the sky for that given time of the year. If you have a telescope and do not know how to operate it, feel free to bring it and get instructions on its use.4th Floor of Flawn Science Building, Main Campus
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