The Pathway program is no longer accepting students.
The Pathway at The University of Texas at San Antonio is at the service of the students from the high schools of San Antonio and surroundings.
The Pathway is funded by the Health Careers Opportunities Program (HCOP) the Health Resources and Services Administration of the US Department of Health and Human Services and the in-kind support of all of its partners.
Dr. Vangie Aguilera
Dr. Vangie Aguilera began her teaching career in the San Antonio Independent School District. During her tenure at SAISD, she served as bilingual education teacher, special education program supervisor, secondary school principal and Senior Executive Director for the Department of Special Education. Most recently, she joined the faculty of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies as the Assistant Professor of Practice at UTSA. Her focus is to help prepare school leaders to transform education.
Dr. Aguilera is a frequent presenter at has at state, national and international conferences. She has made extensive contributions to the work of several community boards and professional organizations including the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women, the KLRN Community Advisory Board and the Board of San Antonio 100. She currently serves on the Board of Urban Collaborative for Special Education Leadership and on the Board of the San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame where she was a 2012 inductee. Dr. Aguilera is the recipient of several awards including the Community Champion Award -Bexar County Consumer and Family Support and Key Woman Educator-Delta Kappa Gamma-Theta Beta Chapter.
Dr. Jude Valdez is Vice President for Community Services at the University of the Texas San Antonio where he oversees the University’s outreach services and extension programs, including the Institute for Economic Development, Institute of Texan Cultures, PREP Program, P-20 Initiatives, Office of Community Outreach, Office of Extended Education/Special Events, UTSA Mexico Center and the Child and Adolescent Policy Research Institute. He was responsible for the planning and development of The University’s Downtown Campus. While Dr. Valdez’ principle duties at the University of Texas at San Antonio are in the area of administration, he has taught and continues to teach in the department of Management.
Dr. Rogelio Sáenz is a professor in the Department of Demography and holds the Mark G. Yudof Endowed Professorship at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is also a Policy Fellow of the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. Sáenz has written extensively in the areas of demography, Latina/os, race and ethnic relations, inequality, immigration, public policy, and human rights. He is the co-author of Latinos in the United States: Diversity and Change (Polity Press) and Latino Issues: A Reference Handbook (ABC-CLIO Press); he is also co-editor of The International Handbook of the Demography of Race and Ethnicity (Springer Press) as well as Latina/os in the United States: Changing the Face of América (Springer Press). Sáenz is Past-President of the Southwestern Social Science Association and is Past-Chair of the Council of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan.
Ms. Eyra A. Pérez has more than 25 years of experience in college access and success, program development and management, building and sustaining partnerships and collaboratives, collective impact, and grant and fund development. Her professional experience includes work in higher education, K-12 education, and the non-profit community base organization sector. Most recently, she served as executive director of the San Antonio Education Partnership where she led the implementation and coordination of San Antonio’s college access and opportunity center, cafécollege, and the city-wide collective impact Latino Student Success effort, Diplomás. Currently, she is Chief Executive Officer of Partners for Educational Engagement and Senior Associate for Excelencia in Education.