Dean’s Community Lecture Series
Dean’s Community Lecture Series

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The Dean’s Community Lecture Series will provide valuable opportunities for current students and community members to become connected with the leaders of today.

The vision of the Dean’s Community Lecture Series is to engage students, faculty, staff, alumni and partners in developing future leaders in our community. Our lecture series will bring leaders from San Antonio and beyond to campus to talk about the latest developments in their fields, traits for success and how to make a meaningful impact in today’s community.

Mental and physical resilience in sports

November 2, 2022
UTSA Main Campus
Roadrunner Athletics Center of Excellence (RACE)

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In partnership with the San Antonio Spurs, HCAP will host a Lecture on mental and physical resilience in sports.

Moderator: Kara Allen, Chief Impact Officer, San Antonio Spurs

Panel Members:

  • Summer Rolin, PSYD, Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, Dept. of Rehabilitation Medicine, UT Health
  • Kelly Cheever, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Kinesiology, UTSA
  • Ryan Filo, Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Performance, UTSA
  • Special guest Kemba Noel-London Ph.D., Athletic Trainer, The Ohio State University, Institute for Healing Justice and Equity

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Evidence-based policymaking: What’s all the Buzz about?

On Feb. 22, an esteemed panel of guests joined President Taylor Eighmy and discussed research and policymaking in the City of San Antonio. Couldn’t make the event? Watch the video below.

The overall mission of the Lecture Series aims to foster the natural leadership abilities of students while discussing critical topics in our community. The one-hour lecture sessions will include brief remarks from an invited speaker with a distinguished career. The series provides an opportunity for engagement with CEOs, VPs, founders, activists, government, non-profit and community leaders at least 8 times each year.

After learning about the speaker’s professional pathway and the traits that allowed them to succeed, an interactive session will follow for the audience to ask questions and discuss topics. The goals are to create career preparedness, critical thinking and funding pathways for the College and beyond.

The Series is offered monthly. If you have a suggested topic or would like be to be involved in future lectures, please contact Lisa Hernandez at