Vision Statement

We offer innovative learning, living, teaching and working environments designed for functionality, accessibility, flexibility and advanced technologies, with spaces that promote safety, health, and wellness. We are committed to providing well-maintained community spaces and continuously improving infrastructure and support services for faculty and staff including staffing levels and processes to best serve our community.


Strategic Goals

  • The university physical plant will be designed and maintained for flexibility, safety, and health and wellness for a sustainable and aesthetically appealing environment that compares favorably to peers in size, functionality and standards while allowing for future growth opportunities.
  • Academic classrooms, laboratories, and support spaces, formal and informal, will set a high standard in meeting the needs of instructional programs and in compliance with the standards of professional associations and accrediting bodies. Space allocation will be equal to or exceed that of comparable peer institutions.
  • University Support Services and Campus Life and Activities spaces will seek to be student-centric ‘first’, setting a high standard in meeting the needs of a diverse student body and the programs that contribute to student development and success.
  • Faculty and staff support services will be modeled on best practices that are robust, provide avenues for professional growth, and are periodically assessed as to their effectiveness.
  • Standards for staffing levels appropriate for each administrative office and academic area will be developed and implemented using comparable peer institution data.
  • A process improvement framework that is transparent and incorporates accountability at all levels will be developed and implemented to accommodate continual improvement.

News and Advancements

SOPT associate dean Shaffer

School of Physical Therapy Welcomes Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Shaffer has extensive clinical, teaching, and research experience in neuromusculoskeletal assessment and treatment, including over 27 years of service as an Army physical therapist.

Dubuis Residence Hall

Oldest Residence Hall at UIW Reopens as Newest

Built in 1928, and located in the heart of the UIW Broadway Campus, Dubuis Residence Hall has undergone major renovation over the past two years.

UIW administration building

UIW Appoints New Key Leadership Positions

UIW has selected John Bury and Rick Kimbrough to fill key leadership positions. Bury has been selected as the new vice president for Strategy and Enrollment. Kimbrough joins UIW as the new vice president for External Affairs.

leaders in classroom

UIW Makes Major Classroom Tech Upgrades

Over the course of nine weeks during the summer, UIW has transformed 43 classrooms, auditoriums and other learning spaces with $1.6 million in new technology to further enhance the learning experience.

UIW seal on Founders Hall

Old AT&T Building Gets New UIW Signage

UIW put its first permanent mark on the iconic building located at 4119 Broadway on November 23, 2020. That is when the signage on the building changed from the old AT&T logo to the new UIW logo.

UIWSOM facade

UIW Expands Footprint at Brooks

UIW has taken the next step toward the establishment of a major medical campus on the South Side of San Antonio as it announced the purchase of seven buildings on the Brooks Campus.

BSN sign

New Building. New Labs. New Future Nurses.

UIW is proud to welcome its first cohort of Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) degree students in a new, interactive learning environment.

uiw clocktower

UIW Selects New Academic and Financial Leaders

Dr. Barbara Aranda-Naranjo has been selected as Provost/Chief Academic Officer and Dr. Darrell Hayden has been selected as Chief Financial Officer/Vice President for Administrative Services.