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College of Public Policy alumni have become leaders in their communities, serving as city managers, program managers, CEO's of public and private organizations, public safety officials, social workers and researchers working to make our cities better places to live.  The College of Public Policy is proud of the achievements of its alumni and would like to keep up with their work, life and ongoing educational experiences.  If you have graduated with a degree in the College of Public Policy, please feel free to contact our department to let us know how you are doing.

With alumni and community support we are able to provide funds for student scholarships, research fellowships, and faculty research support that is instrumental in creating new programs. Such capabilities benefit our students and the general public, support endowed chairs, and are a vital source of funds to benefit academic and research related programs.

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Alumni News & Highlights of our COPP Alumni Accomplishments

  • Check out our first promotional video for COPP! 
  • Colleen Swain, MPA featured in the Sombrilla Magazine and UTSA Today.  UTSA alumna is passionate for preserving the city's legacy and its rich culture and heritage.  Colleen is Director of the World Heritage Office in San Antonio.  Check out her story here:
  • Congrats to Munirih Jester, BPA, who is a Digital Inclusion Fellow with the San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA).  Munirih was selected to be one of three fellows in San Antonio as part of the Digital Inclusion Fellowship, a national program with 22 fellows that helps to address the digital divide in our country.  Munirih will be assisting SAHA residents develop digital skills as part of the ConnectHome Initiative.
  • Congrats to Drew Galloway on his new role as Executive Director of MOVE San Antonio, leading millennial-focused civic engagement initiatives
  • Congrats to Leti Cavazos, former President of the Social Work Alumni Group, on her new role in Dallas as Sr. Director of Emergency Shelter Services.  Way to go!
  • Public Administration alum Exzentrius Sturdivant, c/o 2014 accepts new role as HR Specialist for OPM HR Solutions.  Congrats!!
  • Congratulations to Lori Houston, MPA alumna, who is selected for the 2015 San Antonio Business Journal's Women's Leadership Award!
  • Congratulations to MPA alums Jeff Coyle and Lori Houston, among city officials/managers recently promoted!  

Jeff Coyle, intergovernmental relations director, will oversee the Government and Public Affairs Department and Lori Houston, director of the Center City Development Department, is now assistant city manager overseeing the Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Culture and Creative Department, the Center City Development Department, Eastpoint and the Office of Historic Preservation.


May 4-5, 2017     Latino Public Policy Summit

May 9, 2017        MPA Open House (4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., BV 1.338)


The Henry B. Gonzalez Centennial Scholarship Fund is now established, and we are halfway towards our goal.  So far, we have raised over $11,000, thanks to the generous donations from the Henry B. Gonzalez family and friends.  The HBG Scholarship recognizes the Congressman's many contributions to politics and policies.  This scholarship will be awarded on a combination merit and need basis to students enrolled in one of the College of Public Policy's undergraduate academic majors -- Criminal Justice and Public Administration.  The full will support UTSA Roadrunners in successfully fulfilling their academic and professional goals in a timely manner, so that upon graduation, they will be able to strengthen their society and advance public policy and practice in an increasingly globalized world.  

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Check our our very first video!

It highlights our programs and shows how we continue to grow in the heart of San Antonio.