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The takeaway from a president’s departure

Editorial staff

April 11, 2017

Former President Ricardo Romo’s departure was a tumultuous and confusing time for UTSA. During challenging times, it’s important to look for opportunities to grow, ways to improve and silver linings. Romo’s ouster prompted a meaningful dialogue around sexual misconduct in our community. It is...

UTSA community shares responsibility to ensure sexual assault survivors are supported and heard

Editorial staff

April 5, 2017

The UT System’s Cultivating Learning and Safe Environments (CLASE) survey propelled sexual assault and misconduct to the forefront. In emails to students, faculty and staff, Acting President Pedro Reyes disseminated the survey results and reiterated the university’s mission to decrease the prevalenc...

Dr. Romo steps down as UTSA President

Dr. Romo steps down as UTSA President

Isaac Serna

March 8, 2017

Dr. Ricardo Romo has stepped down as president of UTSA, effective March 3, following an investigation related to his conduct. Romo released a statement saying, “It is now my desire to step down as president and retire from UTSA effective immediately. This will eliminate the possibility of any distract...

Odd man out

Editorial staff

March 8, 2017

Since Chancellor McRaven’s cryptic email announcing President Romo was being placed on administrative leave due to allegations regarding his conduct, the series of subsequent events can only be described as odd. Each morsel of information passed along to UTSA students, faculty and staff came via the ...

The UT System owes us transparency

Editorial staff

March 2, 2017

It’s been two weeks since UTSA President Ricardo Romo was placed on administrative leave pending a review of allegations to his conduct. The announcement was made in an email sent to UTSA faculty by chancellor William McRaven Since that cryptic email, the UT System has not given any new informati...

What Does Our Future Hold?

What Does Our Future Hold?

Samuel De Leon

February 23, 2017

Current university President Ricardo Romo has taken administrative leave pending a review of his conduct. The presidential search committee continues to search for Romo’s replacement, who is set to start Sept. 1. To help the search committee with the task of creating a shortlist, here are some nece...

Romo delivers final State of the University address

Romo delivers final State of the University address

Samantha Ceballos

November 10, 2016

UTSA faces new journeys as President Ricardo Romo gives his final State of the University Address. On Monday afternoon, President Romo introduced Blueprint UTSA, the new action plan to help UTSA rise to Tier-One status. According to Romo, there are “ten essential first steps. They cut across acade...

Romo wasn’t built in a day

Collage by Ethan Pham

Alex Birnel

September 14, 2016

Long before UTSA President Ricardo Romo’s era with the Roadrunners began, he was taking exchange trips to Chile and making waves running track alongside world-record holder Jim Ryun as a UT undergrad in the 60s. It was in these salad days that Harriett and Ricardo Romo met and fell in love. “Th...

First Lady launches education initiative at UTSA

May 2, 2014

Michelle Obama encourages San Antonio high school seniors to commit to higher education. Rafael Gutierrez/The Paisano First Lady Michelle Obama announced her new “Reach Higher” initiative at UTSA Friday, May 2. Reach Higher encourages students to take charge of their futu...