President's Welcome

No college or university in the world looks, acts, serves or inspires like the University of the Incarnate Word.

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Ours is an extraordinary community of faith and education quite unlike any other. We follow in the footsteps of visionary women religious – the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, who through faith and dedication to their community answered a call and changed San Antonio forever. We are committed to contributing to their legacy and to being changemakers – as an institution and via our 40,000 alumni all over the world.

Our students' journeys and whole-person development is at the heart of everything we do. Through transformative education, rooted in our Mission and in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, UIW prepares students from all corners of the world and with every professional aspiration to become the type of leader who will use their education to serve others and the greater good. Whether as healthcare professionals, educators, business leaders, scientists, creatives, or digital innovators, UIW graduates are known throughout the region to be exceptional professionals that work to create positive change, push their professions forward and advance industry and the region.

I invite you to learn more about our exceptional University and how we are moving forward, strategically and effectively, to ensure we continue to be the Word in the world, for generations to come.

Praised be the Incarnate Word!

Dr. Thomas M. Evans

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Strategic Planning

Guided by our vision and our eight strategic priorities, we are building on our legacy of excellence in Catholic higher education that began more than 140 years ago by realizing our vision for a new century.

Now, we look ahead to the 150th anniversary of our founding and strive to ignite the potential that lies in our global system. 

Strategic Planning 2031

Strategic Plan 2018

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State of the University

New academic programs, groundbreaking scholarly research, innovative student services and exciting infrastructure improvements are among the countless advancements made across the institution. Every development is rooted in our Mission and designed to help students toward bright and fulfilling futures.

State of the University



President's Homecoming Address 

Students, alumni, faculty, staff, family, friends and all who make up the dynamic UIW community were invited to join President Thomas M. Evans, PhD, to learn more about our growth, our student body and what's next for our University.  


Messages, Addresses and Writings

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President's Christmas 2023 Community Message

At the end of another successful year, Dr. Evans offers a Christmas greeting via special video.

Dr. Thomas Evans UIW President and Mrs. Evans

President's Thanksgiving 2023 Community Message

Dr. and Mrs. Evans wish the students, faculty, staff and all in the UIW family a blessed and happy Thanksgiving.

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President's Fall 2023 Welcome

UIW President Dr. Thomas M. Evans welcomes students, faculty and staff to a new academic year.

Contact the Office of the President

Office: Office Address
Phone: (210) 829-3900