News Category: leadership

University leaders share campus-wide, faculty and student updates

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Aug. 23, 2021

Recently, the university’s President, Provost and health leaders shared fall semester messages with members of the campus community. These messages provided updates on guidance and adjustments related to COVID-19 and reminded community members of the importance of vaccination, testing, and wearing masks to protect themselves and others.

Updated FAS COVID-19 Guide for Staff

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Aug. 19, 2021

Dear FAS colleagues,

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There is no denying this has been a challenging few weeks as the COVID-19 Delta variant has moved into Central Texas. In the last week, we have seen the university begin rolling out contingencies to help minimize density in classrooms, request students get tested for COVID-19 before returning to campus, and I have requested FAS leadership reduce any unnecessary on-site work to help with density as well.

Implementing Fall Plans; Reminders of Existing COVID-19 Guidance

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Aug. 4, 2021

Dear FAS colleagues,

En Español

As summer comes to a close, I wanted to provide an update on where we stand with our plans for the fall and share some important reminders about COVID-19 precautions and guidance we should all be mindful of as we enter in the fall months.

What to expect for fall

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June 14, 2021

Dear FAS colleagues,

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Thank you for persevering during the more than 14 months since the COVID-19 pandemic began affecting how FAS and the university do business. You have continued to exemplify our Core Values in how you perform your work, whether on campus, remotely or a hybrid combination of both.

Senior Vice President and CFO Darrell Bazzell shares on receiving the COVID-19 vaccine

Darrell Bazzell Interview after vaccination
March 8, 2021

Research shows Black and Latinx Americans are being affected by COVID-19 more than other ethnic groups, but questions about vaccine safety, protection and body response are keeping some people in these communities from getting vaccinated. In this video, Senior Vice President and CFO Darrell Bazzell discusses why he chose to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and his experiences receiving the vaccine as a member of the Black community.

Preparing for the Future, Grateful for Our Campus Community

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Dec. 16, 2020

Dear UT Community,

This week, as UT administers the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in Austin to front-line health care workers, we know that we feel a new sense of optimism even while a “return to normal” seems far off. The difficulties presented by the disease are not fully behind us, and there is much work remaining before we turn the corner on COVID-19.

Manager John Cano uses listening to lead effectively

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Nov. 17, 2020

In this interview, Financial and Administrative Services (FAS) Media Manager Veronica Trevino talks with John Cano, information technology manager with Enterprise Business Information Technology Solutions (eBITS). Cano has led many projects to improve the university’s payroll systems and processes and was recently recognized as an emerging leader in government technology by the Texas Association of State Systems for Computing and Communications. Here, he shares his approach to leading individuals, projects, and process improvement.

Maximize your time off, recharge to keep the momentum going

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Nov. 11, 2020


Dear FAS colleagues,

Nearly three months ago we opened campus to a new way of learning, living and working during COVID-19. Our commitment to teamwork, service and innovation has helped guide our critical work as we close in on the end of a historical semester.

En Español

Celebrate diversity during National Hispanic Heritage Month

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Sept. 18, 2020

Did you know that more than 700 of our 2,400 FAS colleagues identify as Hispanic or Latinx?

National Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity for us to recognize the important contributions of our colleagues as we further foster our inclusive work culture. I encourage you to recognize, appreciate, and celebrate our portfolio’s diversity with an emphasis on Latinx and Hispanic heritage during our national observation, now through October 15.

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Leadership Growth Program pivots to innovative new model in the wake of COVID-19

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Sept. 2, 2020

The Leadership Growth Program (LGP) is an annual professional development opportunity for FAS staff to cultivate leadership skills through a curriculum of leadership principles, theory and concepts. With the COVID-19 pandemic shifting university operations, the LGP team found that they also had to pivot their program model in response to the pandemic. Together Director Emil Kresl and the 2020 LGP participants began exploring their options.