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Interim Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness

Over the course of his 25-year higher education career, Steve Wilkerson, Ph.D., has a wide range of experience including academic advising, learning assistance, strategic planning, assessment, and institutional research. Dr. Wilkerson earned his doctorate in Educational Administration – Higher Education from Texas A&M University, as well as baccalaureate and master’s degrees in biology from The University of Texas at San Antonio.

As a first-generation college student, his primary research interest is in the area of student success. His teaching interests include program evaluation, research design, and administration.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of 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:
Steve Wilkerson (; 210-458-4939: Institutional Research Analyses; Data Warehouse
Kasey Neece-Fielder (; 210-458-4819: Program Review; Assessment; SACSCOC Accreditation Questions
Lorrie Smith (; 210-458-5188: Faculty Workload
Linda Starnes (; 210-458-4706: SACSCOC Faculty Credentials
Tia Palsole (; 210-458-8038: Digital Measures