News Category: leadership

My departure from the university and other organizational changes

Darrell Bazzell
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.

Announcing Justin Pickens as Director of the Budget Office Services

Justin Pickens
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.

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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,

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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.