Alumni Notes

Two Business Alumni Recognized by UTSA Alumni Association

ALUMNIBusiness alumni Jim Bodenstedt, ’96 and Albert Estrada, ’83 were honored at the annual UTSA Alumni Association Gala this summer.


Estrada was the first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award. A finance alumnus, he is senior vice president in commercial lending with PlainsCapital Bank, where much of his focus has been on providing banking services to health care professionals.


A friend to UTSA, Estrada served on the UTSA Alumni Association board for more than 12 years, including a stint as president from 2002 to 2004. The Lifetime Achievement Award is bestowed on individuals recognizing their service and support of UTSA and the Alumni Association.


Bodenstedt, president and CEO of MUY!, was named the UTSA Alumnus of the Year. MUY! is one of the largest private restaurant employers in the nation and includes Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and Wendy’s. He is chair of the Campaign Leadership Committee for We Are UTSA—A Top Tier Campaign. An accounting graduate, he recently established the Bodenstedt Chair for the Dean of the UTSA College of Business.


A member of the Development Board, he has also been a strong supporter of the UTSA Alumni Association and UTSA Athletics. The Alumnus of the Year Award was established in 1980 to recognize UTSA alumni who have gained unique distinction through their achievements.

Vogel Named Accounting Alumnus of the Year

vogel_awardRandy Vogel, ’79, partner at BKD, was named the Outstanding Accounting Alumnus of the Year. With more than 30 years of experience providing accounting, consulting and tax services, Vogel is a member of BKD’s National Construction and Real Estate Group, a member of the firmwide Accounting & Auditing Committee, and he leads the San Antonio office’s Construction and Real Estate Practice Group.


He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants where he serves as a board member. Vogel is a member of the San Antonio Chapter of Certified Public Accountants, the Real Estate Council of San Antonio, the Construction and Financial Management Association and the Associated General Contractors.


Vogel serves as the president of the UTSA Alumni Association and a member of the college’s Accounting Advisory Board. He volunteers with the Alumni Association Diploma Dash, Alumni Gala and the annual accounting golf tournament. He also serves as a mentor to accounting students, helping them define their career objectives and find internship and job placements.


The award recognizes the accomplishments of accounting alumni. Recipients are chosen based on their career accomplishments and their active participation and support of the department, college and UTSA.