Dr. Taylor Eighmy
President, The University of Texas at San Antonio
& National Commissioner

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.  

Eighmy brings a strong track record of advancing top research universities through strategic government collaborations, public-private partnerships and community engagement. Eighmy’s experiences as an administrative leader, researcher, inventor and professor influenced his perspective as a champion of student success, particularly regarding the impact of experiential learning and undergraduate research programs. 


President Eighmy and his wife Peggy Eighmy have one daughter, Hannah, a pediatric operating nurse at Boston Children’s Hospital in Boston, MA. They enjoy fly fishing, hiking, cooking and playing with their three dogs: Finbarr, Albus and Fiona. 

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