About Academic Affairs @ UTSA
UTSA is a thriving, diverse community of learners and scholars - an acclaimed Hispanic Serving Institution, Research university with an ambitious vision to make an even greater impact by engaging with San Antonio, serving our state, and contributing to the economic and social prosperity of our nation and world.
Academic Affairs is at the heart of our university — advancing a high quality experience for all UTSA students, both in and out of the classroom. Our focus is on the success of our students, supporting their academic path to graduation and preparing them for what is next — the critical first job in a rewarding career, further study in graduate school, or strengthening our community through public service.
As a pre-eminent Hispanic Serving Institution, UTSA has a special role in championing the advancement of Hispanic students — the future prosperity of our region, state and nation depends on their academic success. Academic Affairs works with diverse university and community partners to increase access to higher education, support degree completion and promote the bright futures of our Hispanic students.
UTSA is at the forefront of knowledge generation. As a leading Research University — one of a distinguished few who are Hispanic Serving Institutions, our faculty are achieving at the top in their fields. Some are developing new cybersecurity technologies that protect our privacy or improving educational practice that address disparities. Others are composing new works of music or discovering new therapeutics to fight infectious disease. In this exciting environment of discovery, innovation and impact, our students are learning this new knowledge directly from our accomplished faculty today — where for others it appears in tomorrow’s textbooks.
Working through faculty and university leadership, Academic Affairs guides our university toward achieving President Eighmy’s exciting vision for UTSA as an inclusive, Hispanic Serving, urban discovery enterprise — a research university driving bold futures! I am honored to serve as your Provost during this very exciting time in our history.
UTSA is a proud member university of the University of Texas system, known world-wide for its quality and impact. As a Top 25 Rising Young University (Nature Index, 2019), UTSA is on the move — I encourage you to check out our outstanding academic programs, learn more about our world-class faculty, and engage our diverse students.
Join us on our journey.
Kimberly Andrews Espy, Ph.D.
Peter T. Flawn Distinguished Professor
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs