Embracing Diversity



Academic, Faculty, and Student Ombudsperson and ADA Compliance Office
The mission of this office is to insure that every member of the Health Science Center (HSC) community, individuals seeking employment or an education, and individuals who wish to participate in programs and activities offered by the HSC are afforded equal opportunity and freedom from all forms of discrimination that may violate their civil rights and other protections afforded them by the State of Texas, The University of Texas System and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA).
Bonnie L. Blankmeyer, Ph.D, Executive Director

Office for Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs
This office is responsible for the management and oversight of academic, faculty and student affairs at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA). These responsibilities include the establishment of policies that affect academic initiatives, faculty appointments, promotion and tenure, and strategic planning and required and requested reporting submitted to The University of Texas System, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the Legislative Budget Board, and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, in addition to other various external agencies.
Jacqueline L. Mok, Ph.D, Vice President for Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs

Office of Institutional Research
The Office of Institutional Research (OIR) provides analytic and institutional data to the Health Science Center. OIR supports data-driven decision-making with accurate and timely reporting of official data to internal and external audiences. OIR is responsible for IPED’s and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) reporting. We assist the Health Science Center, schools, and departments with accreditation reporting requirements, professional organization surveys, and grant writing by providing student and faculty data. OIR manages the online UTHSCSA factbook and collects campus-wide student, faculty and staff survey information.

The Office of Student Life
This office seeks to foster an inclusive university community through connecting students to the university through collaborative events and services such as orientation, peer advisor program, student organizations, student activities, wellness and recreational sports, and commencement.
Le’ Keisha Johnson, MBA,Director

Office of International Services
The Office of International Services (OIS) provides international education services, programs, and information to UTHSCSA. It functions as the designated administrative clearing-house and information source for all of the University’s education abroad activities, including international agreement development and exchange program management.
Julie Wilbers, JD, Director

Office of Faculty Life, School of Medicine
This office provides a supportive infrastructure to enhance the intellectual and behavioral environment that will engage faculty from their initial appointment through each phase of the Promotions and Tenure process. The goal of this office is to assist the departments and centers of the School of Medicine to recruit, develop, promote and retain outstanding clinicians, educators and scientists.
Janet Williams M.D., Associate Dean

Office of Diversity and Student Professional Development, School of Medicine
This office focuses on the development and implementation of initiatives that sustain the pluralism and inclusion that is the norm at UTHSCSA. They strive to develop everyone’s talents as they prepare for the demanding but rewarding field of medicine, while celebrating and appreciating the diversity each brings to our community.
Dana McDowelle, Ph.D, Assistant Dean