Official University Statements
The Chief Communications Officer provides all official UTSA statements to the media. Please contact 210-458-4550 for assistance.
UTSA’s public affairs specialists have a broad network of print, web and broadcast news contacts. We share UTSA stories every day, and after many years of experience, we have a strong grasp on the types of stories that will engage the media.
Journalists define news as information that is timely and relevant. Likewise, the UTSA public affairs team is eager to promote news that has a timely hook and an overarching public benefit.
News stories likely to interest the media address:
- current trends with localized angles
- job creation
- economic development
- milestones that demonstrate UTSA’s growth to Tier One
- new research or sponsored program funding
- research results with broad appeal
- community outreach programs and partnerships
- a transformation in the life of a UTSA employee, student or alumnus
Our media relations approach varies from story to story. Some stories have broad appeal, require a full-scale news release and take some time to complete. Others can be shared with a media advisory. Still others can be distributed to select reporters with a quick email.
UTSA faculty, staff and students must contact University Communications and Marketing before working with the media. See the Media Contacts page to meet your media relations liaison.
If you receive a call from a journalist who would like to visit campus for an interview or tour, please contact your media relations liaison to coordinate that visit. We can help you with parking and other logistics to ensure the visit runs smoothly.
UTSA Experts Guide
Journalists frequently contact UTSA to find sources for their stories. Likewise, as news breaks, the UTSA public affairs team proactively identifies and offers faculty and staff experts to help the media with their stories. We have secured interviews for UTSA professors on a variety of breaking news topics. If you are able to discuss a breaking news topic, please contact your media relations liaison and we will share your expertise with the media.