Who you help
Leading Experts and Programs Advance Impact
As a top-tier university on the path to Tier One, UTSA is at the forefront of research, outreach and academics in industries such as health, cybersecurity, energy, human and social development, and sustainability. UTSA is where the best teaching, learning and research experiences happen in our city, and our students and faculty are rewarded with opportunities that fulfill their purpose to grow professionally, academically and personally.
With donor support, we can encourage continued growth and attract top experts to our community.
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Jo Ann Andera
The Institute of Texan Cultures’ Jo Ann Andera, director of the Texas Folklife Festival, wasn’t around for the first festival some 40 years ago, but she certainly knows how important private donations were then—and now.
William Dupont, gives old structures new life through a passion that has made him known around the world. An expert in historic preservation, he is recognized for his restorative work on projects like the Ernest Hemingway home in Cuba and an American Indian village in New Mexico. He has served as the chief architect for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, among other accomplishments.
Since joining The University of Texas at San Antonio in 1974, the ever-cheerful Dr. Pat Graham, executive director of the Special Events Center, has helped brighten the lives of countless colleagues and students. During that time, she also has seen every graduate walk the stage at commencement, encouraged students to excel academically in the honor societies she helped form and mentored hundreds of UTSA Ambassadors to become role models and student leaders. Despite all that, she is the first to credit the generosity of others for the success of so many of the university’s students and alumni.
Bob McKinley is UTSA’s expert in economic and business development. For more than two decades, he has guided the steady growth of the UTSA Institute for Economic Development as its associate vice president. The institute provides 37,000 business clients each year with consulting, training and research services, and its programs extend UTSA's presence through the entire southwest Texas border region and beyond.
Aracely Rodriguez, an undergraduate from Pharr, Texas, is not your typical librarian. As a student, she is reaching out to others and helping them use the library to its fullest extent. “To support students today, there are so many technologies available here, and it can be a challenge to navigate,” she says.
The UTSA Mexico Center and the Bank of America Child and Adolescent Policy Research Institute (CAPRI) are two programs under the Office of Community Service that focus on the future of our region. Both are under the direction of Harriett Romo, professor of sociology.
Les Shephard, a world-renowned expert in energy and water issues, has come to UTSA to help solve the world's most pressing energy issues.