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Senior Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness

Sandra T. Welch, Professor of Accounting, earned her Ph.D. from Texas A&M University. She also maintains her CPA license. She teaches financial accounting and auditing courses. Her primary research and the majority of her publications investigate the commission of fraud. She also has published numerous articles related to accounting or systems pedagogy. Prior to her current position, she served as interim director of the Division of Accounting and Information Systems and chair of the Department of Accounting.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness is to provide logistical support and relevant, reliable information for institutional planning, accreditation, assessment, and accountability as UTSA moves to premier public university status. We also support the Academic Affairs community in fulfilling the public trust through a system of training and compliance.The functions in our office are described in links to the left.

The staff members who support our mission are listed under the Executives and Staff link on this page. Their contact information is provided for your convenience.

Our main office telephone number is (210) 458-4706; FAX: (210) 458-4708

Consulting Services

Our office offers advice and consulting services to our University community regarding any of the areas for which we are responsible. For questions regarding advice and consulting services please contact:
Sandy Welch (; 210-458-4706: Graduation Rate Improvement Plan (GRIP); SACSCOC Accreditation Questions
Steve Wilkerson (; 210-458-4939: Institutional Research Analyses; Data Warehouse
Kasey Neece-Fielder (; 210-458-4819: Program Review; Assessment
Lorrie Smith (; 210-458-5188: Faculty Workload
Linda Starnes (; 210-458-4706: SACSCOC Faculty Credentials
Tia Palsole (; 210-458-8038: Digital Measures