Scholars Speaker Series – Dr. Francine Romero
Date: February 26, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM


Citizen participation in a democracy can be simultaneously difficult, messy, productive, and liberating. Dr. Romero will explore the pitfalls and opportunities of civic engagement, with a particular focus on how citizens can most constructively participate in land use planning.

UTSA presents its 50th Anniversary Scholars Speaker Series. Spend an evening with renowned faculty and learn how their latest research applies in our everyday lives.

Join Dr. Romero and others at the Historic Guadalupe Theatre, 1301 Guadalupe St., San Antonio, TX 78207

Dr. Francine Romero is Associate Dean of the College of Public Policy and Associate Professor in the Department of Public Administration. Her research focuses on institutional determinants of public policy, with an emphasis on civil rights, land use policy, and Progressive Era reforms. Her civic engagement has included appointments to San Antonio’s Planning Commission and Parks Board, and continuing service as a City Zoning Commissioner. She is the current Chair of the City’s Conservation Advisory Board and was recently named Vice President of the Hill Country Alliance. Dr. Romero will be inducted into the San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame in March 2019.

6:00 P.M. Doors open, cash bar available

6:30 P.M. Talk begins

7:15 P.M. Meet the speaker mix and mingle

No RSVP required. Free and open to the community. For more info, visit For questions, contact Edda Wallace at 210.458.5110 or email