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

Dr. Evans speaking

State of the University 2020

We are coming to the end of a year that no one could have anticipated and one that has left a lasting impact on our University, our students, our workforce and everyone we serve. It was a year of change and readjustment, of refocusing on our shared values, and of realigning our strengths.

Some changes were temporary and others will remain and allow us to move forward more nimbly and better able to respond and operate in the face of new challenges and whatever may come.

We are poised for this time. Guided by our Mission and working together as One Word, we are moving forward stronger, more unified and more effective than ever.

State of the University 2020

UIW Founders Hall Building

Strategic Planning

Whether it is the purchase of additional buildings at our Brooks campus, establishing Founders Hall, uniting academic programs and opportunities across campuses, strengthening our ties to other ministries of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, we are making significant advancements toward our strategic plans.

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 135 years ago by realizing our vision for a new century.

Strategic Plan


In the News

Nursing student and faculty in the simulation lab

Commentary: UIW poised to respond to this moment

As the nation responds to this global pandemic, we at the University of the Incarnate Word know that our choices — and those of our partners — will shape our collective well-being for generations. As the world searches for a coordinated, systematic and dignified response to a vast human need, UIW can say that we are made for this time.

Full Commentary


Messages, Addresses and Writings

Dr. Arturo Chavez

5 Good Questions

Dr. Arturo Chávez, associate vice president for Mission & Ministry and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, shares his journey, a life-long commitment to protecting, DEI and his goals moving forward.

Dr. Oyedele Adesegun

Be the Change

Dr. Adesegun Oyedele, associate professor of International Business and Marketing, understands the power of relationships, especially ones that can bridge long-standing divides.

Student smiling in class

In Praise of Great Teaching

In these reflections on teaching during a pandemic, both teachers and students share what it means to bring more of our humanity into the classroom.

Contact the Office of the President

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