Post-Secondary Education Transforming Lives

About UTSA

National Security Collaboration Center

The new home of the National Security Collaboration Center (NSCC), along with the School of Data Science is located on UTSA's new expanded downtown campus in the heart of San Antonio's tech corridor.

With the goal to advance research, education and workforce development in the areas of cybersecurity, data analytics and cloud computing, the NSCC offers a collaborative and impactful ecosystem engaging government, industry and academia to solve the nation’s greatest issues surrounding national security.

The NSCC offices are located on both the 4th and 5th floor of the San Pedro 1 Building at UTSA's expanded downtown campus adjacent to the recently renovated San Pedro Creek and across the street from city hall. The NSCC has expanded UTSA’s ability to conduct applied research and ecosystem members have access to the technical expertise of faculty, highly knowledgeable students, and specialized facilities. 

Bianca Rhodes

CEO of Knight Aerospace

Bianca Rhodes is the President of Knight Aerospace specializes in roll-on, roll-off medical modules for the medical evacuation of patients across the world. Knight Aerospace has provided roll-on, roll-off palletized and modular systems as well as ground support equipment to over 35 countries. Bianca set a bold path for herself from a young age. Neither of her parents graduated from high school, which statistically made her unlikely to achieve from an educational perspective. One finance degree and four successful C-suite positions later, Bianca attributes much of her success to that step to invest in her own education. Because of this, Bianca is a huge supporter of education based non-profits. Bianca currently serves as the chair of the Dee Howard Foundation, and has previously served as the chair and classroom instructor for Junior Achievement of South Texas. Rhodes was named the 2021 Woman of the Year by the San Antonio Business Journal and was inducted to the San Antonio Women's Hall of Fame.

About the Dee Howard Foundation:
“The Mission of The Dee Howard Foundation (DHF) is to honor San Antonio’s aviation and aerospace history and to nurture our innovators of the future. We seek to inspire, challenge and empower innovators in these fields while helping to train a skilled workforce for the San Antonio, Texas region while being open to expanding our programming beyond this region in the future. Our educational focus is primarily on Pre-K thru 12 underserved students and first-generation college students through the DHF Pre-K thru 12 Aeronautical STEM Pathway Initiative.”

Megan Mustain, Ph.D.

Trinity University

Megan Mustain joined Trinity University as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs in June 2021. As Trinity’s Chief Academic Officer, Mustain serves as first among equals on the President’s cabinet and is responsible for advancing and sustaining the academic mission of the university. A Professor of Philosophy specializing in Classical American Philosophy, Mustain’s research focuses on the work of philosopher and psychologist William James. Before joining Trinity, Mustain served as Vice Provost for Academics and Dean of the Core at Saint Mary’s College of California and, before that, as a philosophy professor and in a number of academic administrative roles at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio.

Dr. Henrietta Muñoz

Chief Executive Officer of the Texas A&M University San Antonio Institute for School and Community Partnerships

Dr. Henrietta Muñoz is the Chief Executive Officer of the Texas A&M University San Antonio Institute for School and Community Partnerships. Dr. Muñoz oversees the Senate Bill 1882 in-district school charter partnerships and related school partnerships. The Institute's mission is to design an equitable and robust school pathway for students in the South and Westside of San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Muñoz has over 24 years of nonprofit experience and 16 years of school-community partnership experience within the west and east sides of San Antonio.

Previously, Dr. Muñoz served as the Senior Vice President for Research and Evaluation (2018-2020) at the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County with oversight of all data collections, analysis, research and evaluations for the United Way and many private and public funded grants. While at the United Way, Muñoz was also part of the design and played the organizational backbone role of a two-generational initiative on San Antonio's Eastside beginning in 2012. The Dual Generation Initiative, with support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation established solid partnerships for the Eastside of San Antonio for over 5,000 families along with developing evidence for future funding. In 2012, she became the first director for the Eastside Promise Neighborhood, a $23.7 million dollar US Department of Education award for the Eastside of San Antonio, where a feeder pattern approach to campus cultural change was implemented within San Antonio ISD.

Muñoz is a proud Anne E. Casey Foundation Children and Families Fellow, and part of a Community Advisory cohort for the Dallas Federal Reserve. She sits on multiple nonprofit boards and various community committees and has been awarded several accolades, including the A&M University Chancellor's Academy of Teacher Educators Team Award January 2022.

Muñoz received her PhD from the University of Texas at San Antonio in Culture, Literacy and Language in 2009, where she also served as Adjunct Faculty until 2013. Dr. Muñoz today serves as Adjunct Faculty for A&M University San Antonio in the Educator Leadership Program.

Mr. George H. Johnson, III

George H. Johnson, III is a native San Antonian, born and raised on the Eastside. He began his career at St. Philip's College as a Full-time Adjunct in January 1997 and later that same year, hired full-time tenure track instructor of Mathematics. After successfully receiving tenure in 2004, he continued to lend his expertise in curricula development and tutored within the San Antonio community assisting area public, private and charter schools. He shared his expertise within the community to enhance the delivery of mathematics education.

As a faculty member, Mr. Johnson moved up the faculty ranks from Instructor to Professor and served the college and the college district in several leadership roles. In all his roles, he has worked tirelessly to represent the interest of the college and its employees to ensure excellence in the community.

Recently, Mr. Johnson has been appointed as Interim Vice President of College Services.

In his leisure time, he enjoys fishing, hunting and traveling with his wife and children. He is passionate in construction and remodeling.

Dr. David Mongeau

Founding Director, School of Data Science and Professor of Practice, University College at The University of Texas at San Antonio

The School brings together graduate degree programs, undergraduate programs, multiple experiential learning programs, and 16 data science/ML/AI research units. The school is inspiring and preparing a generation of data scientists who can make our world more equitable, informed and secure.

David previously led the UC Berkeley Institute for Data Science and the data analytics institute at The Ohio State University. With these universities, he established industry partnerships totaling $64M. While at Ohio State, David was also a principal architect of a new company (now part of GoSecure), which was established with $42M from seven corporations to meet their advanced data analytics and cybersecurity needs. He has contributed to multiple DoD, NIH, and NSF research programs.

Before entering higher education, David had a full career at Bell Labs. He finished while launching a global consulting practice for digital transformation and began by working on the first commercial C++ compiler.

David holds a BS from Carnegie Mellon University, MS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and MBA from Purdue University. He serves on the board of the International Computer Science Institute, UC Berkeley, the technical advisory committee of OpenDS4All (IBM, Linux Foundation), and the Association of Universities of Research in Astronomy - Space Telescope Institute Council. 

Enrique Salinas III

Student Perspective

Enrique Salinas is a doctoral student at The University of Texas at Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work. He earned his Master and Bachelor of Social Work degree from Texas State University. He also earned two associates, Liberal Arts and Psychology, from St. Philip’s College. Enrique’s personal experience includes a family history of incarceration and poverty. As a three-time McKinney-Vento high school dropout, third generation incarcerated male, and first-generation high school graduate, his research is grounded in sharing the narratives of individuals and groups who have been marginalized in order to create systemic change in policy and raise social consciousness around systems that perpetuate negative cycles. Along with his professional goals as a researcher, Enrique is dedicated to being an advocate for youth, their families, and communities of color. He hopes to serve as a positive role model to marginalized groups and communities, provide support and mentorship, and inspire youth to pursue their goals and dreams.

Taken at a Denver Brass concert

St. Mary’s Hall Band

St. Mary’s Hall Upper School Vocal Ensemble and Pianist

Under the leadership of David Waterland, Saint Mary’s Hall Upper School Vocal Music Teacher.

True Flavors

Since 1994, True Flavors Catering has been a local, small, minority-owned business dedicated to executing full-service catering events of all sizes for private parties of 10 to large banquet events of 13,000. We operate with a continued focus upon utilizing the freshest ingredients and developing innovative menus with “Chef-Inspired” concepts.

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