Recent Messages

Sad news regarding Mr. Greg Garcia

Friday, 10 4 2019

I write to share some very sad news for our campus community. I learned this morning that our dear friend and dedicated supporter, Mr. Greg Garcia, passed away last night...


Texas A&M University System-wide vaping ban

Wednesday, 10 2 2019

Yesterday, Chancellor John Sharp sent a VAPING BAN memo instituting a ban on vaping that extends to every building, outside space, parking lot, garage and laboratory within the Texas A&M System...


An update on the Campus Master Plan

Friday, 09 27 2019

I write today to offer an update on the campus master plan. Those of you who have been at A&M-SA for a while may recall that in 2017...


President's Update - Power of Partnership

Tuesday, 09 24 2019

Yesterday was a great day for A&M-San Antonio, as we took part in two public events highlighting programs and partnerships that demonstrate our firm commitment to our community, and to putting students first and supporting their academic success...


A&M SA Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-off Sept. 16

Saturday, 09 14 2019

As a public university, A&M-SA, honors and respects the many cultures represented by our faculty, staff, and students, as well as our broader community...


Budget Update for FY20

Friday, 09 6 2019

I am pleased to announce that the budget recommendations received from the University Resources Commission (URC) for fiscal year 2020 have been implemented...


Vice President for Student Affairs recruitment update

Tuesday, 09 3 2019

I write to offer an update regarding the Vice President for Student Affairs recruitment. One of the most important things I’d like to share with you...


Update regarding the August 8, 2019 Board of Regents Meeting

Monday, 08 12 2019

Last week, Provost Mike O'Brien and I represented Texas A&M University-San Antonio at the Texas A&M University System's Board of Regents meeting in College Station...


Our hearts go out to the victims of El Paso, Gilroy, and Dayton

Monday, 08 05 2019

The past week has brought incredible sadness as our nation grapples with horrific acts of violence....


Fall 2019 Convocation

Friday, 07 30 2019

Save the Date. Fall Convocation. Tuesday, August 20, 2019. 10:30 a.m. Main Auditorium....


Merit Award Plan Update

Friday, 07 26 2019

As you know, last month we concluded the most recent performance evaluation cycle. Thank you for your thoughtful participation in this critical process....


Early Release

Monday, 07 1 2019

In appreciation of your hard work and dedication to Texas A&M University-San Antonio, I have approved early release of employees at noon on Wednesday, July 3, 2019....


Legislative Update 2019

Thursday, 05 30 2019

Over the weekend, we received the outcome of the State Legislature's votes regarding higher education funding. While there were significant challenges during this budget cycle, the overall outcome for the University was positive...


Reaffirmation of Commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity, Access and Affirmative Action

Tuesday, 05 21 2019

Texas A&M University-San Antonio (A&M-San Antonio) is committed to providing equal opportunity and access to current and prospective students and employees...


Thank You for A Successful Spring 2019 Semester

Monday, 05 20 2019

Spring Commencement on Friday, May 17, was indeed a special day. We celebrated our largest graduating class, welcoming 945 new alumni to our ranks...


Thank you for an Extraordinary 10th Anniversary Celebration

Tuesday, 05 14 2019

Yesterday, we commemorated A&M-San Antonio's 10th anniversary as a standalone institution, celebrated a major gift and broke ground for a new building.....


Announcing Appointment of VP of University Advancement

Thursday, 02 18 2019

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Jeanette De Diemar as our new Vice President for University Advancement, effective March 25, 2019.....


Invitation: Standing in the Future - Implications for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Thursday, 02 07 2019

I invite you to join me and the President's Commission on Equity (PCOE) to the 2019 PCOE Speaker Series with Kay Iwata on February 21 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Central Academic Building, Vista Room. Ms. Iwata will share how "megatrends" in areas such as the economy, demography, technology and climate change can tell us about where we are headed as a society.....


A&M-SA Is Celebrating African American History Month

Wednesday, 02 06 2019

I write today to make sure you are aware of our campus celebration of African American History Month. Each year on our campus and around the country, the month of February is dedicated to commemorating the many contributions that African Americans have made to all aspects of American society. ....



Early Release on December 21, 2018

Friday, 12 14 2018

In appreciation of your hard work and dedication to Texas A&M University-San Antonio this past year, I have approved early release of employees totaling four hours (1-5 p.m.) on Friday, December 21, 2018, for the holiday break....


Commencement Speakers, Milestone Will Top Off a Great Semester

Friday, 12 14 2018

As we put the finishing touches on another semester, I want to thank you for your hard work this fall....


University Closed Dec. 5 - Day of Mourning for President Bush

Tuesday, 12 4 2018

In honor of the late President George H.W. Bush, I have approved closing the University on Wednesday, December 5, 2018....


Remembering and Honoring President George H.W. Bush

Monday, 12 3 2018

With the passing of former President George H.W. Bush on Friday, our University joins the nation in mourning.....


Early Release on November 21, 2018

Monday, 11 19 2018

In appreciation of your hard work and dedication to Texas A&M University-San Antonio, I have approved an early release of employees totaling four hours (1-5 P.M.) on Wednesday, November 21, 2018.....


Remembering the Victims of Last Week's Violence

Wednesday, 10 29 2018

We are deeply saddened by the senseless violence and loss of life that took place in Jeffersontown, KY and Pittsburgh, PA last week. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, survivors and their family members. In remembrance of the victims of this violence, our flag will fly at half-staff until sunset on October 31....


Thank you for a great Latinx Heritage Month

Wednesday, 10 23 2018

In spring 2018, the Office of the President announced a call for proposals for strategic initiatives that advance the University's Strategic Plan: Build. Impact. Transform. I am pleased to announce the award of two seed fund grants....


Please plan to attend our inaugural Fall Diversity Forum on Nov. 5

Wednesday, 10 19 2018

In spring 2018, the Office of the President announced a call for proposals for strategic initiatives that advance the University's Strategic Plan: Build. Impact. Transform. I am pleased to announce the award of two seed fund grants....


Update - Strategic Planning Seed Fund Grants

Wednesday, 09 05 2018

In spring 2018, the Office of the President announced a call for proposals for strategic initiatives that advance the University's Strategic Plan: Build. Impact. Transform. I am pleased to announce the award of two seed fund grants....


Welcome to the fall 2018 semester

Thursday, 08 23 2018

What a difference a year makes! As we embark upon the fall 2018 semester, I cannot help but think back on the ominous conditions we were facing this time last year....


Happy Fourth of July

Wednesday, 07 04 2018

As we celebrate the anniversary of our nation's independence, let us also honor the courageous men and women dedicated to preserving it....


Thank You for a Great Spring Semester

Wednesday, 05 23 2018

Whew! It seems like no sooner did we kick off the spring semester than graduation was upon us. And what an amazing graduation it was, with a record number of students (758) crossing the stage at Freeman Coliseum (that's a 15% increase over last spring). Congratulations Class of 2018!....


Follow-up on Announcement of Reorganization

Wednesday, 05 09 2018

Earlier this week, I announced a campus reorganization to enhance our student-focused value while achieving our strategic goals....


Celebrating Successes, Announcing Updates

Monday, 05 07 2018

With the end of the spring semester fast approaching, I would like to take a moment to pause, celebrate our successes and announce a few updates....


Thank You for Another Great Festival de Cascarones

Tuesday, 05 01 2018

We had another great Festival de Cascarones event on Sunday, thanks to the careful planning, hard work and boundless energy of so many people....


Early Release

Monday, 03 26 2018

In appreciation of your hard work and dedication to Texas A&M University-San Antonio, I have approved early release of employees totaling four hours (1-5 p.m.) on Friday, March 30, 2018....


Strategic Plan: Build. Impact. Transform

Monday, 03 19 2018

The Office of the President is pleased to invite proposal submissions that spur collaboration and innovation in implementing the Strategic Plan: Build. Impact. Transform....


University Branding Initiative

Wednesday, 02 07 2018

As many of you are aware, the University is working on a branding initiative to help us define who we are and what we do in a way that differentiates us in the higher-education marketplace....


Welcome Back to the Spring 2018 Semester

Monday, 01 22 2018

I hope you all have returned from winter break refreshed and ready for an exhilarating spring semester. We have already hit the ground running this year with a number of exciting activities....