Birds Up Podcast

S2E5: Be Bold: A Campaign for Our Future - Dr. Taylor Eighmy, President of UTSA

Episode Summary

Taylor Eighmy is the 6th president of The University of Texas at San Antonio. In addition, Eighmy serves as a member of the UTSA faculty as a professor with appointments in the College of Engineering’s department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the College of Sciences’ department of Environmental Science and Ecology. As an advocate for urban-serving public higher education, Eighmy is passionate about UTSA’s role in developing San Antonio’s knowledge economy by preparing future leaders and generating new knowledge that changes the world. In this episode, we get to learn more about WHO is the man behind the title, as well as discuss the recent publicly launched Be Bold Campaign. Institutions like The University of Texas at San Antonio are the cornerstone of great cities, producing the knowledge and future leaders that will find solutions to society’s greatest challenges. To affirm a bold trajectory toward a bright future, UTSA has launched a comprehensive campaign to support a 10-Year Strategic Vision that will take the university to new levels of excellence. The campaign, which also extends 10 years and has a working goal of raising $500 million, is focused on providing improved infrastructure and resources for its exceptional students and faculty. Be Bold: A Campaign for Our Future is the largest fundraising campaign in the history of our university and is grounded in three distinct destinations: Student Success, Research Excellence, and Strategic Growth. Our hope is that this campaign will inspire the opportunities, innovations, and partnerships that will help shape the future of UTSA, San Antonio, the State of Texas and beyond.

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