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1 Harmony Through Communications And Engagement: Expanding Our Universe in Dr. Lou Agnese President

2 Looking Back at Highest Enrollment Ever SACS Accreditation Feik School of Pharmacy

3 UIW is a complex organism We have undergone many changes since 1985 … This fall, the number of first-time freshmen and transfer students will be greater than the entire number of full-time students 20 years ago Enrollment reflects the diversity of Bexar County The number of buildings has more than tripled

4 And many more changes since 1995 … More than twice as many students A greater number of majors A Ph.D. program ADCaP and Virtual University Sites in China and Mexico

5 Also since 1995 … Professional School of Pharmacy Greater #s of faculty have terminal degrees Have more than doubled the size of faculty Purchased SACHS property Wireless campus

6 Growth creates many challenges and raises many questions …

7 UIW Enrollment Growth 1985 to Year Annual %Growth %Growth Full-time 780 2,366 2, % 12.0% Part-time 518 2,434 2, % 5.5% TOTAL 1,298 4,800 5, % 8.7%

8 UIW New Student Growth 1985 to –Year % Growth Annual %Growth UGFirst-time Freshmen %19.0% Transfer %11.9% TOTAL %16.0% Grad %10.3% Total , %15.1%

9 UIW Diversity Percentage of UIW Population American Indian/ Alaskan Native 0.5% Asian/Pacific Islander 2.1% Black Non-Hispanic 7.4% Hispanic 52.0% International 6.0% White Non-Hispanic 32.0% Percentage of UIW Population American Indian/ Alaskan Native 0.5% Asian/Pacific Islander 2.1% Black Non-Hispanic 7.4% Hispanic 52.0% International 6.0% White Non-Hispanic 32.0%

10 Enrollment How much do we want to expand our universe? - Last year we became the fifth largest private university in Texas; this year we could become the fourth largest Manage growth by programs, while developing synergistic opportunities

11 Enrollment What are the tools for expanding our universe? - New academic programs? - Continued financial aid leveraging?

12 Enrollment We want to grow existing graduate and professional programs while developing new ones We want to become academically more selective while maintaining our diversity Engagement in an effort to increase retention and graduation rates

13 Enrollment What ramifications for growth should we prepare for? Parking, creative scheduling, etc.

14 Looking ahead to the new school year

15 This year we’ll focus on these areas: 1)Mission and Catholic Identity 2) Managing our growth Quality QEP/retention/persistence Infrastructure

16 Our focus for this year: 3) Communications (internal & external) 4) Growth of graduate and professional programs

17 We must remember the five tenets: Education Truth Faith Service Innovation Mission

18 And also the five service values: Service Respect Community Effectiveness Creativity

19 And that Mission drives Vision

20 Looking Ahead … 2% cost-of-living raise SACS re-accreditation announcement in December Completion of Math, Science & Engineering Center Groundbreaking for the Feik School of Pharmacy in the spring

21 Looking Ahead … Continued growth of Mexico & China campuses Open new ADCaP site in the spring to replace the site at the Medical Center Continued development of the two high schools Resolve the athletic conference situation

22 Looking Ahead … Complete the conversion Greater use of card entry system Doubling of bandwidth Moving away from Social Security #s Wireless access at SACHS

23 Looking Ahead … Parking situation - 35 new spaces by Convocation Center - 7 new spaces by Natatorium - Free parking for employees by ICC - Parking at the SBC lot - Implement prioritized decal system by spring term

24 Looking ahead to this year, we’ll be celebrating several important milestones

25  UIW’s 125 th  Nursing Program’s 75 th  100 th of Motherhouse  SACS 10-year re-accreditation  10 th Anniversary of the College becoming the University  And Dr. Agnese’s 20 th as President


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