» MEETING THE LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE
How do you train the next generation of leaders? What will future business leaders need to know, do, be? Can these leadership skills be taught?
These questions and many others form the basis for the academic journey taken by Robert Lengel, associate dean of executive education and director of the college’s Center for Professional Excellence (CPE).
Lengel has spent the bulk of his career pursuing the nature of leadership. He and his colleagues in the CPE have watched leadership development programs fall short in creating leaders who impact their organizations. In response, the CPE was established as a living laboratory to study how to nurture leaders.
» WE ARE UTSA
Against a backdrop of the San Antonio skyline sparkling amid orange and blue fireworks, UTSA officially launched its inaugural capital campaign, We Are UTSA—A Top-Tier Campaign in April.
With a goal of raising $120 million by 2015, campaign funds will be used to fund student scholarships, aid faculty research, support new institutes and centers and enrich the student experience. Donors can decide where their money will be used. More than $100 million has already been raised since the campaign began in 2009.
"We Are UTSA–A Top-Tier Campaign is about people and ensuring strong futures for them. One hundred and twenty million dollars will bring greater opportunity to UTSA and South Texas," said President Ricardo Romo. "The campaign is providing a foundation of support that will continue the university's dynamic progress and ensure that excellence and innovation thrive here."
» GIVING BACK TO THEIR ALMA MATER
Alumni Nancy, '93, MPA '95 and Andrew Ozuna, '91 are passionate about many things in their lives— their family, their careers and their love of UTSA.
The Ozunas met at Jefferson High School and made UTSA their first choice when they went onto college. Continuing to call San Antonio home, Andrew is a senior vice president for Regions Bank, and Nancy is a partner at public accounting firm BKD, LLP.