San Antonio, TX
University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) in San Antonio, Texas was founded in 1881 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. Today, UIW is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, the largest Catholic university in Texas and the fourth-largest private university in the state. The enrollment reflects the diversity of South Texas, as more than 60 percent of the students are from racial or ethnic minority groups.
UIW offers over 90 undergraduate and graduate fields of study and is accredited to award associate, baccalaureate, graduate, and doctoral/professional degrees by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. UIW is dedicated to the success of military students at all levels. The online and adult programs provide free textbooks to all undergraduate students and graduate active-duty military. UIW honors the tuition discount for the adult education and online programs even after benefits are exhausted. The traditional programs are at cap for active-duty military and offer tuition disounts to veterans and active-duty dependents.
Degree programs are developed to maximize military service while providing a foundation for post-military life. Many faculty and staff have former military experience and understand the needs of active-duty and veterans. The UIW Veterans Center provides veteran and military students with a lounge and dedicated staff to assist with benefits, your educational journey and a robust Student Veterans Association. With our main campus in San Antonio, Texas, also known official as Military City, USA, we know the meaning of honoring our service members by action as well as recognition.
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Senior Director of Military and Veteran Affairs, University of the Incarnate Word
Jonathan Lovejoy completed Navy ROTC at Cornell University and was commissioned an ensign in 1992. After completing 20 years as a Naval Aviator, Jonathan retired from the Navy in March 2012. He spent two years as a branch operations manager at Navy Federal Credit Union before becoming Director of Strategic Initiatives at the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) in October 2013. He quickly expanded UIW military programs and outreach. Jonathan served as Director of Military Affairs and Programs and was the acting Dean of the School of Applied Sciences from January 2017 to June 2018. He is currently the UIW Senior Director of Military and Veterans Affairs. Jonathan is responsible for UIW’s military, veteran, and Army ROTC programs. He is active in several non-profit organizations, including Our Community Salutes (OCS) San Antonio. OCS San Antonio recognizes and honors high school seniors who have enlisted in the United States military.
I am honored to serve the military and veteran population in San Antonio and across the globe. UIW is committed to providing outstanding customer service to our military affiliated students.