University of Texas
The University of Texas at San Antonio is a part of the larger vision of "The University of Texas", as enumerated in the Texas Constitution. The University of Texas came into being in 1876, when the state constitution was adopted.
Article VII articulated a vision for the university to the legislature: "The Legislature shall as soon as practicable, establish, organize, and provide for the maintenance, support, and direction of a university of the first class, to be located by a vote of the people of this State, and styled "The University of Texas.
Until 1967, the Austin institution was the sole university stylized as "The University of Texas". It was during this year's legislative session that the UT System was given uniform designations based upon each institution's respective location.
Two years later, San Antonio (one of the largest cities at the time without a public university) was finally granted its own institution in The University of Texas System. Early Years (1970's to 1980's) Governor Smith signs HB 42 in a ceremony at the Alamo, officially founding UTSA The University of Texas at San Antonio was officially founded on June 5, 1969 by the 61st Texas Legislature as H.B. 42 and signed into law by Governor Preston Smith. Frank Lombardino, a conservative Democrat who represented northwest Bexar County in the state legislature, was known as the "father of UTSA" due to his impassioned advocacy for the institution. When Governor Smith signed the bill officially establishing the university, he did so on the back of Lombardino in a grand ceremony in front of the Alamo.
The Office of the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs is the administrative component of The University of Texas at San Antonio that is dedicated to providing quality academic programs and services and research opportunities for faculty and students.
The office is committed to assuring academic quality in the planning, implementation, and management of academic progress and initiatives at UTSA. Guided by the university's comprehensive mission to serve the multicultural population of San Antonio and South Texas , the office strives to: