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Welcome to the College of Public Policy Alumni Page.  We hope that this page will keep you informed and connected to Public Policy.  Please check back often to learn more about the activities taking place within the College.

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.  

Tell us how you're doing!

If you have graduated with a degree in the College of Public Policy, please feel free to contact our department to let us know what you've been up to.  
Fill out the alumni information form to be added to our e-mailing list.

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.

Visit the UTSA Giving page to make a donation.

Alumni Spotlights

We are proud of our alumni and the many accomplishments since graduating from the College of Public Policy.  We would love to feature your story and the successes you have attained in your personal and professional lives.  We are showcasing alumni in the features section of our website.  If you would like to be included in the Alumni Features, please send us a high resolution photo of yourself and a paragraph or two about you life since graduating from COPP.  We are especially interested in how your degree helped shape your career and how you are making an impact in your communities as practitioners of public policy.  Please send your story and photo to, ATTN:  Michelle Skidmore.

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Alumni News

Dieter Cantu goes from Juvie to Peace Corps - Public administration alum's story of achievement makes front page of the San Antonio Express-News

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.   

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!


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The Henry B. Gonzalez Centennial Scholarship Fund is now established, and we are halfway towards our goal.  So far, we have raised over $20,000 thanks to the generous donations from the Henry B. Gonzalez family, friends and community.  Did you know that if 100 people contribute $40.00, we will have reached our goal.  The Henry B. Gonzalez 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.  With your help, you can 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.  Schools of public policy are constantly evolving, and our students will need to have the skills it takes to rise to the challenges of our time to building a sustainable future in our San Antonio communities.

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