UTSA has been selected by Excelencia in Education to receive the prestigious Seal of Excelencia, a comprehensive certification recognizing the university’s commitment and ability to accelerate Latino student success. The certification adds momentum to UTSA’s journey to become a Hispanic thriving institution, a model Hispanic Serving Institution that provides the highest quality education to advance social mobility and economic opportunities for Latino students and their communities.
As part of its strategic vision to become a model for student success and a great public research university, UTSA is training the next generation of leaders, tackling society’s grand challenges, and developing new innovations, businesses and social programs. It is delivering on this mission by embracing its founding identity, purposefully supporting its majority Hispanic student population and hiring historically underrepresented faculty, staff and leaders who reflect the South Texas community the university serves.
“Seal of Excelencia certification is truly special on a number of levels. Not only does it reflect our purposeful, university-wide commitment to accelerating the success of our Latino students, efforts that benefit every student who attends UTSA, it is a testament to the hard work and advocacy of so many in our Roadrunner community,” said UTSA President Taylor Eighmy.
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