The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) will create an institutional-level Hispanic Thriving Institution (HTI) Leadership Council to help the school become a Hispanic Thriving Institution, according to UTSA officials.
“The HTI Leadership Council will advise the President and Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs about how the university’s Hispanic Thriving efforts can be incorporated more deeply across its mission, three strategic destinations and strategic plan. Focus areas will include advancing Latino enrollment, retention, transfer in, degree completion, financial support and the diversity of the university’s administration, faculty, staff and students,” according to UTSA officials.
The Council will report to the president and be led by the provost and senior vice president of academic affairs.
Meetings will begin Fall 2021.
“In many ways, UTSA is the research university of the future, set in the city of the future, and it has the responsibility and the capacity to lead in this space,” said UTSA Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Kimberly Andrews Espy. “This important work is critical to producing Latino thought leaders who can propel San Antonio’s 21st century economy forward and advance social mobility and economic opportunity in our communities.”