TAMU-SA adds downtown educational and cultural arts facility
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Marilu Reyna or Jillian Reddish
Email: Marilu.Reyna@tamusa.tamus.edu or Jillian.Reddish@tamusa.tamus.edu
Phone: (210) 326-0003 or (210) 784-1103
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 30, 2012
SAN ANTONIO — Texas A&M University-San Antonio was approved today by the City Council of San Antonio to lease the Museo Alameda facility and to begin a partnership in developing educational and cultural programming for the center.
The facility will become a premier site as an Educational and Cultural Arts Center that will continue to tell the story of the Latino experience in America with a focus on South Texas through local and regional art, history and culture, dedicated to discovering and sharing the transnational experience of Latinos in America.
“The System is pleased to have this wonderful addition to our great San Antonio campus and will put all the resources of the System behind this center as we continue to grow our presence in the beautiful city of San Antonio,” said John Sharp, chancellor of the Texas A&M University System.
Texas A&M-San Antonio will bring in their faculty and experts from across the Texas A&M University System to work with the Office of Cultural Affairs for the City of San Antonio on the strategic educational programming plan, complementing the goals of SA2020 to transform San Antonio into a creative, world-class city that celebrates its vibrant culture and enhances the educational opportunity for our students and the community.
“This is a demonstration of the investment we want to make in our San Antonio campus,” said Elaine Mendoza, regent of the Texas A&M University System. “We’re serving our community from the South Side and now we are looking forward to bringing a meaningful Texas A&M-San Antonio presence into the heart of the city.”
The University plans to host a variety of art and history exhibits, learning opportunities for students and the public to include symposia and seminars as well as special events.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for Texas A&M-San Antonio to expand our educational and cultural offerings for our students and our community,” said Dr. Maria Hernandez Ferrier, president of Texas A&M-San Antonio. “The University is committed to creating a space that will stimulate and inspire critical thinking about the cultural experiences of South Texas and serve as an educational beacon for years to come.”