From the President
Dear UTSA Friends:
Another academic year has passed, and it was far from typical for UTSA. As you know, we launched the inaugural season of Roadrunner Football to record crowds of fans eager for Division I football in San Antonio. Then, in April, we publicly introduced the We Are UTSA—A Top-Tier Campaign to raise more than $120 million for scholarships, faculty excellence, research centers and institutes, and other enriching experiences. So far we’ve raised $102.9 million toward our goal. We still have a ways to go, but I am confident based on the support we have already received that together we will meet our goal.
At the heart of everything we do at UTSA is a belief that the people of Texas deserve access to exceptional opportunities. That idea has been central to our mission since the university was created in 1969, and it is driving us forward as we reach for the highest levels of excellence now. Providing opportunities for our people to excel is what this campaign is about. It will give us a foundation that will ensure we can continue to bring top-tier experiences to our campuses.
This is the first issue of Giving where you will read the word “campaign.” It wasn’t really a secret that we were launching this first-for-UTSA effort to raise a substantial amount of funding. But the quiet phase, as it is known, allowed us to get our house in order and announce confidently that we have the support needed to achieve success. I am humbled by the many friends and alumni who have resoundingly said through their generosity that they want UTSA to be a top-tier university to benefit our state.
Through 2015, every gift that is made to UTSA will take us closer to our goal. To learn more about the campaign and our objectives, please visit our campaign website at WeAreUTSA.com. There you will see stories of students and faculty who represent excellence. You will be able to view our inspirational campaign video and read about the latest campaign news.
We have an extraordinary opportunity today to forever change the university and our region—to be the best of Texas and solidify San Antonio as a powerful, diverse city to lead our nation. When you invest in a program, a student or research at UTSA through this campaign, you truly are making an investment in Texas.
Join with us! We Are UTSA.