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A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT | July  2012


Dear Friends,

Benjamin Franklin said, “Where liberty dwells, there is my country.” On this 236th Fourth of July since our country’s founding, we can truly celebrate our liberty, our opportunities and our achievements.

Even in summer, there is a lot going on at the UTSA campuses as we plan for the new academic year, and host orientation sessions for incoming students and summer camps for youths.

In orientation sessions, students coming to campus this fall are learning about resources to help them feel at home and to succeed in the classroom within a four-year framework. These sessions are an important part of the UTSA Four-Year Graduation Rate Improvement Plan, which sets higher expectations for student success and graduation. Additionally, the numerous camps in the fields of music, athletics, archaeology, math, science, engineering and pre-law, among others, are lighting the minds of middle and high school students with the idea that higher education can be an option for them.

To provide the opportunities for incoming students, UTSA is looking to the future with continuing efforts to achieve premier research status. As part of becoming a Tier One university, We Are UTSA—A Top-Tier Campaign was launched April 12 to inspire success in our students and achievement in our community.

At the dramatic launch event, we announced the milestone of raising $94.3 of our $120 million goal to fund student scholarships, faculty excellence, innovative research, service to the community and experiences that enrich lives. I’m thrilled to announce that as of June 20, we have raised more than $100 million in our first capital campaign. With your support, we are moving closer to our goal, but we’re not there yet!

Harriett and I wish everyone a happy Fourth of July and the opportunity to spend time with friends, family and loved ones, to enjoy some fireworks and to consider the many blessings that we have at UTSA and in our great country.

We are UTSA!

Sincerely,

Ricardo Romo
President,

The University of Texas at San Antonio

 

 

President Romo

“Harriett and I wish everyone a happy Fourth of July and the opportunity to spend time with friends, family and loved ones, to enjoy some fireworks and to consider the many blessings that we have at UTSA and in our great country.”



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