Richard Ortega, Ed.D., named as inaugural VP of University Advancement at Texas A&M-San Antonio

By University Communications
Friday, 05 27 2016

SAN ANTONIO (May 27, 2016)—Texas A&M University-San Antonio is pleased to announce Richard P. Ortega, Ed.D., as the inaugural  vice president for University Advancement. His responsibilities include fundraising, marketing and communications and alumni relations.

Dr. Ortega has more than 20 years of experience in leading advancement offices in a higher education setting. Mostly recently, he served as the vice president for University Advancement for Holy Names University. He has also provided significant service to the advancement profession through the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).  

His contributions to the advancement profession include, serving on the CASE Commission on Philanthropy and serving as chair-elect and various other positions on the board of directors for CASE District IV (Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Mexico). He has also made various presentations at professional conferences on major gift fundraising.   

Dr. Ortega also has a history of fundraising in San Antonio. He has assisted the University of Texas at San Antonio as the lead fundraiser for their biotechnology initiative, and the University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston) and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio as director of development for their Schools of Medicine. 

His educational background includes a doctorate in education, with a focus on educational leadership, from the University of New Mexico. 

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About Texas A&M University-San Antonio

With a nearly 700-acre Main Campus to expand into, the military-embracing university recently announced its expansion to welcome freshman and sophomore applicants to enroll in Fall 2016.  Currently enrolling nearly 4,600 students, Texas A&M University-San Antonio is one of the fastest-growing universities in the state. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are available for the lowest university tuition in the San Antonio region for a variety of in-demand fields, including teacher preparation, business, information technology, and cyber security. Texas A&M-San Antonio has a variety of scholarships available to assist students as they select their college or university. The University's mission is to prepare