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Hello from the Interim VP and CFO

March 21, 2023
Dear FAS colleagues, While you will have seen President Hartzell’s March 8th announcement, I am sure many of you have no idea who I am. So, let me begin with a brief introduction.
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President Jay Hartzell Announces Leadership and Organizational Changes in Information Technology, Financial and Administrative Services

March 8, 2023
On March 8, President Jay Hartzell announced that Dan Slesnick, professor in the Department of Economics and former senior vice provost for resource management, has agreed to take on the role of interim vice president and chief financial officer, effective March 20. Jeff Neyland, who joined UT in August 2022 as a consulting advisor to the president for technology, will take on an expanded consulting role as chief strategist for IT transformation, and Information Technology Services and Enterprise Business IT Solutions will be moving to report to Jeff effective April 3.
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Spring 2023 Welcome

Jan. 11, 2023
Dear FAS colleagues, I want to wish you all a happy new year and welcome you back to the start of the spring 2023 semester. I hope you had a restful and enjoyable time with family and friends this holiday season.
Darrell Bazzell

My departure from the university and other organizational changes

Nov. 16, 2022
Later today, you will receive a message from President Jay Hartzell announcing my decision to leave the university. Coupled with this message will be the announcement that the Facilities Planning and Management (FPM) team, previously reporting to David Darling, will transition to the Business Strategies and Operations portfolio to be led by Jim Davis in his new role as Vice President for Business Strategies and Operations.
Justin Pickens

Announcing Justin Pickens as Director of the Budget Office Services

Oct. 31, 2022
Dear FAS colleagues, I am pleased to announce that Justin Pickens has accepted the role of Budget Director effective 12/1/2022. En Español


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FAS IT units team up to launch new platform for university software developers

March 20, 2023 Last spring, IT units introduced the Next Generation Platform (NGP)—a modern, standardized, and secure software platform using container-based technology. This new platform acts as a shared environment for software application developers to maintain the university’s systems and keep business continuity, in addition to mitigating security risks inherent in the previous aging platform.
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PTS and UT Outpost bring back Food for Fines program for spring 2023

March 6, 2023 Food insecurity is an issue that can affect anyone at the university—staff, faculty, and students. The same thing can be said about parking citations. That’s why Parking and Transportation Services (PTS)  and UT Outpost have teamed up for a common goal: feeding those in need while removing the financial burden of paying off fines.
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FAS Comms web team demonstrates innovation in multi-year web improvement project

March 3, 2023 Ahead of the retirement of the more than 10-year-old Drupal 7 web content management software, the Financial Administrative Services’ (FAS) web team, following the lead of the university, has been migrating websites to Drupal 9. Drupal is a system used to build and maintain websites.
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TRecs implements TikTok ban seamlessly thanks to ITS endpoint management program 

February 21, 2023 When Governor Greg Abbott issued the directive on December 7 to all state agencies to eliminate the cybersecurity risks posed by TikTok, Technology Resources (TRecs) was able to jump into action.
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FBS promotes collaboration and community through employee exchange program

February 16, 2023 As a large part of a diverse portfolio, FBS knew it was important from the start to find a way to build a strong sense of community among its staff, which would hopefully spark growth and innovation. Enter the FBS Employee Exchange Program, which launched this past fall.