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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

UTSA Downtown Campus celebrates a decade in Urban Center

James Benevides (photo)
UTSA Downtown Campus
Public Relations

UTSA celebrates a decade in San Antonio's urban center

UTSA's Downtown Campus first opened its doors on Frio Street for the 1997-1998 school year. To mark this anniversary, UTSA President Ricardo Romo, Downtown Campus Vice Provost Jesse Zapata and UTSA alumnus ('02, '05) Michael Rosales, chief executive officer for Aztec Project Development Ltd., will present a perspective on the urban campus' role within the community, the partnerships that helped establish it, and its mission for the future.

The event will occur from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27th @ the Bill Miller Plaza, UTSA Downtown Campus, 501 W. Durango Blvd.

Media Parking: Frio Street Service Circle (please display credentials)

Background: UTSA's Downtown Campus is home to the university's colleges of Architecture and Public Policy, as well as the Institute for Economic Development and the UTSA Mexico Center. Ten years ago, the campus served 909 students and offered 51 courses. Today, the Downtown Campus has an enrollment approaching 6,000 and offers about 500 courses.

The Downtown Campus 10th Anniversary Celebration kicks off UTSA's annual Homecoming celebration, welcoming alumni back to campus for four days of fun-filled activities leading up to a men's basketball game. This year, the Roadrunners face the Texas A&M Corpus Christi Islanders, 7 p.m., Saturday, March 1st, in the Convocation Center on the 1604 Campus, University of Texas - San Antonio, 1 UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249-1644 United States.

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