Texas A&M University-San Antonio — President

The Board of Regents and Chancellor John Sharp of the Texas A&M University System are conducting a national search for the next president of Texas A&M University-San Antonio (A&M-SA). The president reports directly to the chancellor and is responsible for implementing system policies and effectively leading the institution; sustaining and enhancing the institution’s mission and overall operations; and fostering and building upon the existing traditions, distinctiveness, and strengths of the university.

Since its founding as the first upper-division institution of higher education in south San Antonio, A&M-SA has grown from its upper-division roots to its current role as a contemporary, comprehensive four-year public university that reflects the culturally diverse, heritage-rich community it serves. During this period, the University has impacted lives in south San Antonio and its surrounding communities, providing access to quality education while becoming a catalyst for regional growth, with countless stories of the students, graduates, faculty, and staff who are on a mission to discover, inspire, lead, and create.

Between May 2009 and fall 2017, A&M-SA’s enrollment grew more than 340 percent. Designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution in 2017, the University currently serves over 7,300 students and has graduated more than 15,000 alumni. Through the University’s 37 undergraduate and 19 graduate degree programs, students can pursue a wide variety of in-demand fields, such as education, business, information technology and cyber security, criminology, and biology. A&M-SA prepares and empowers students with knowledge and marketable skills that prepare them for rewarding careers, responsible global citizenship, and lifelong learning. As the fastest-growing university in the Texas A&M System and the only A&M institution of higher learning in a major metropolitan area, A&M-SA is quickly expanding to fill its nearly 700-acre campus. Due to the rapid growth, the University’s footprint is transforming.

This an exciting opportunity for an experienced leader to continue to advance the impact of a dynamic and growing university that plays a vital role in the lives of the students it serves and its community. The next president will be expected to leverage opportunities afforded by the University’s new partnership with University Health; build structures and systems that facilitate future growth and evolution of the University; and actively promote and energetically represent A&M-SA both locally and internationally. 

The next president of A&M-SA must have experience leading complex organizations, a deep understanding of higher education, and a passion for the impact a university can have in supporting the advancement of historically underserved communities. The search committee will consider all candidates with significant leadership experience; experience as a tenured faculty member is preferred.

All applications, nominations, and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the leadership profile.

WittKieffer is assisting Texas A&M University-San Antonio in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by March 16, 2023. Application materials should be submitted to WittKieffer’s candidate portal. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Ryan Crawford, Christine J. Pendleton, and Lauren Bruce-Stets at TAMUSAPresident@wittkieffer.com. 

The system will provide equal opportunity for employment to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity and will strive to achieve full and equal employment opportunity throughout the system.