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Office of External Relations

Marjie French portrait

Welcome to External Relations at The University of Texas at San Antonio, one of the fastest growing and most exciting universities in the country!

Today, UTSA is rapidly moving toward premier research university status while remaining committed to its original mission of providing affordable, accessible higher education to the people of Texas and beyond. Balancing excellence with access is a challenge that has been embraced by the university community as both a goal and a responsibility.

Vital to achieving that goal is having the support of alumni, friends and corporate and foundation partners who believe in our dual mission – and who are committed to helping us enhance the educational experience for our diverse student body.

We know that you share our enthusiasm for UTSA, and we thank you for your interest in helping us deliver on our promise of access and excellence.

Marjie French
Vice President for External Relations
Chief Development Officer

Giving to UTSA

If you would like to be a part of the excitement at UTSA, we welcome your philanthropic support. Our Development staff is ready to answer any questions you have about how your gift can enhance the educational experience for our students, help us continue to build an outstanding faculty, support innovative research and strengthen our outreach commitment to the broader community. Simply e-mail us at giving@utsa.edu or call (210) 458-5162. We would love to visit with you.

For an intimate look at UTSA, check out Sombrilla magazine online, or take a peek at our new research magazine, Discovery. Then, if you would like to know more, just let us know.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Division of External Relations is to support the University's many instructional, research and public service programs through successful fundraising, communications and alumni activities to position UTSA as a premier research university focused on access and excellence.

Goals

  • To increase private giving to the University through positive relationships with alumni, corporations, foundations and other friends and organizations.
  • To keep the various constituencies informed of the activities of the University and its students, faculty and staff.
  • To maintain strong and productive ties with UTSA's more than 100,000 alumni throughout the world.