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Leadership Team

Taylor Eighmy

Taylor Eighmy is the 6th president of The University of Texas at San Antonio. In addition, Eighmy serves as a member of the UTSA faculty as a professor with appointments in the College of Engineering’s department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the College of Sciences’ department of Environmental Science and Ecology. 

As an advocate for urban-serving public higher education, Eighmy is passionate about UTSA’s role in developing San Antonio’s knowledge economy by preparing future leaders and generating new knowledge that changes the world.

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Bernard Arulanandam
Jane and Roland Blumberg Professor of Biosciences and
Vice President for Research, Economic Development and Knowledge Enterprise

Bernard Arulanandam is the Vice President for Research, Economic Development, and Knowledge Enterprise at The University of Texas at San Antonio. Since 2016, Dr. Arulanandam has directed the research enterprise at UTSA, leading to its highest research expenditures to date, and in 2018, added economic development to his portfolio. Under President Eighmy, he fostered the creation of UTSA’s National Security Collaboration Center.

Guy Walsh
Executive Director, National Security Collaboration Center

Brigadier General (Retired) Guy Walsh currently serves as the inaugural Executive Director of the National Security Collaboration Center (NSCC) at the University of Texas at San Antonio. In his role as NSCC Executive Director, he leads a consortium of diverse government, industry and academic partners working together on collaborative solutions to the nation's most difficult issues of national security and global defense.  Formerly Walsh served as Technical Advisor to the Deputy Commander of U.S. Cyber Command (CYBERCOM) at Fort Meade, MD. In addition to directing Joint Cyber Test efforts with the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and Army Test and Evaluation Command, he served as senior manager for the CYBERCOM Guard and Reserve Directorate. He worked with OSD, service components, and the National Guard Bureau in the development of strategy and policy for Reserve Component support to U.S. Cyber Command. Prior to this current position, Walsh served as the CYBERCOM J-3 lead for Strategic Initiatives. In this role, he acted as the principal advisor to the CYBERCOM Director of Operations on Readiness and Training and the development of Reserve Component cyber capability. Walsh served a distinguished career of 31 years of military service with the US Air Force and holds a TS/SCI with Full Scope Polygraph.

Howard Grimes

Howard Grimes
Associate Vice President and Vice Provost for Institutional Initiatives

Dr. Grimes is a noted research scientist with 25 years of success in directing complex university and National Laboratory research programs and entrepreneurial start-up initiatives. Currently serves as Associate Vice Provost & Vice President for Institutional Initiatives at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA); formerly Director for Innovation and Industry Partnerships (3 years) at INL’s Idaho CAES. Secured uninterrupted research funding from DOE, USDA, and NSF, increased research funding by 190% at Washington State University over 4-year span. Elected American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow with 59 peer-reviewed publications, multiple op-eds, and 2 patents to his credit.