News Category: leadership

Announcing Patrick Roth as Interim Director of Payroll Services

Patrick Roth
June 14, 2022

Dear FAS colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that Patrick Roth will serve as Interim Director of Payroll Services effective July 1, 2022.

Announcing Krista Hadavi as Program Director in the Office of the SVP and CFO

Havadi
June 10, 2022

Dear FAS colleagues,

I am pleased to announce Krista Hadavi as the new Program Director in the Office of the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. As Program Director, Krista will lend her considerable talents to helping advance the vision and goals of FAS through the planning, tracking, and facilitation of important strategic initiatives.

FAS Frontrunners - Blanca Gamez

FAS frontrunner Blanca Gamez and Ayden Castellanos
April 28, 2022

In this new series from FAS, we spotlight FAS leaders, particularly directors and managers, to hear their approaches to leadership, discuss how they apply FAS core values to guide their teams and share advice for other FAS leaders/potential leaders. In this video, we talk to Blanca Gamez, Associate Director of Parking and Transportation Services.

FAS Frontrunners - Mark Engelman

Mark Engelman frontrunner thumbnail
April 19, 2022

In this new series from FAS, we spotlight FAS leaders, particularly directors and managers, to hear their approaches to leadership, discuss how they apply FAS core values to guide their teams and share advice for other FAS leaders/potential leaders. In this video, we talk to Mark Engelman, Resource Recovery Manager with Facilities Services.

FAS and Data to Insights (D2I) Initiative to Generate Data Insights for Decision Makers

FAS and Data to Insights (D2I) Initiative
April 15, 2022

Benjamin Franklin once said that nothing is certain except death and taxes. In our modern world, another certainty to add to the list is data.

Announcing Xavier Rivera Marzán as Executive Director for Utilities & Energy Management (UEM)

Xavier Rivera Marzán, Executive Director for Utilities & Energy Management
April 6, 2022

I am pleased to announce that Xavier Rivera Marzán has been appointed as the Executive Director for Utilities & Energy Management (UEM) effective May 9, 2022.

Announcing Kerri Battles as the Director of FAS Communications

Kerri Battles headshot
March 28, 2022

Dear FAS colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that Kerri Battles has been appointed to Director for FAS Communications effective April 1, 2022. Kerri has held the role of Interim Director since June 2021 and previously held the position of Assistant Director for FAS Communications.

Changing COVID-19 guidance for UT Austin and FAS

Protect Texas Together brand mark
March 22, 2022

Dear FAS colleagues,

En Español

In this week’s COVID-19 newsletter from the executive committee, you may have noticed changes in how the university is talking about masking, COVID-19 testing and general health and wellness recommendations.

Announcing Melissa Loe as FAS Chief of Staff

Melissa Loe
Dec. 20, 2021

Dear FAS colleagues,

En Español

I am pleased to announce that Melissa Loe has been appointed to Chief of Staff for the Financial and Administrative Services portfolio effective Jan. 1, 2022.  Most recently, Melissa served as Interim Chief of Staff since June 14, 2021.

Thank you for another successful year

FAS - Financial and Administrative Services
Dec. 14, 2021

Dear FAS colleagues,

En Español

As we approach the end of 2021, I want to thank all of you for your outstanding work keeping our university operating smoothly in the face of challenges while also advancing the university’s mission by embracing innovation and teamwork.