University of Texas at San Antonio President Ricardo Romo placed on administrative leave

Feb. 16, 2017: University of Texas at San Antonio President Ricardo Romo has been placed on administrative leave just months before he was set to resign from the post. UTSA shared with Texas media a message it received on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, from University of Texas System Chancellor William McRaven, which states that Romo “has been placed on administrative leave, effective immediately, pending a review of allegations related to his conduct.” Joe Izbrand, the Associate Vice President for Communications at UTSA, said the university would have no further comment. Pedro Reyes, the former Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Texas System, has been appointed as the Acting President at UTSA during a review process. Reyes is currently the Special Assistant to the Chancellor and a professor of education policy at the University of Texas at Austin. McRaven added that the search for Romo’s successor, which had already begun, is “proceeding on schedule.” The next UTSA President is expected to take office on Sept. 1, 2017. Romo planned to resign as President in August, 2017, and take some time off before taking on his new job as an historian at UTSA’s Institute of Texan Cultures.


Attribution: The San Antonio Business Journal



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