News Category: teamwork

Announcing the retirement of Juan Ontiveros, Associate Vice President for Utilities and Energy Management

Juan Ontiveros
Sept. 29, 2021

Dear FAS colleagues,

En Español

Please join me in thanking Associate Vice President for Utilities and Energy Management Juan Ontiveros as he retires from the university after more than two decades of service. Juan’s last day with the university will be December 15. He has led the Utilities and Energy Management (UEM) department in various roles since 1997, and has served as AVP since 2014.

Announcing Retirement of Dana Chapman, Associate Vice President for Enterprise Business and Information Technology Solutions

Dana Chapman
Sept. 23, 2021

Dear FAS colleagues,

En Español

Please join me in thanking Dana Chapman, Associate Vice President for Enterprise Business and Information Technology Solutions, for over 30 years of exemplary service to the university as she plans her retirement later this year effective December 31, 2021.

Utility and Energy Management promotes Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion with the Employee Engagement Plan

UEM Core Values
Sept. 23, 2021

Employees from Utilities and Energy Management (UEM) at the University of Texas at Austin began an employee engagement initiative in 2018 to promote an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment within the organization.

FAS team members prepare campus for inclement weather with award-winning methods

Inclement Weather Terms
Sept. 16, 2021

Campus Safety and the university’s Incident Response Meteorologist Troy Kimmel work diligently year-round to plan and prepare for inclement weather while also educating the campus community about ways to be prepared on and off campus. Campus Safety’s Director of Emergency Preparedness Jonathan Robb emphasizes that because campus is most vulnerable to severe weather emergencies compared to other types of emergency events, being prepared is the best way to minimize the possible disastrous effects that can occur.

UEM team applies stewardship to replacing 40-year-old chiller at PRC

Chiller
Sept. 13, 2021

A project to install a surplus chiller at the Pickle Research Campus (PRC) involved multiple teams from Utilities and Energy Management (UEM).

University renews #IGotTheVax vaccine campaign, offers incentives

#IGotTheVax
Sept. 10, 2021

The university is celebrating students, faculty and staff who have chosen to get vaccinated, which is the best way to help #ProtectTexasTogether.

Students support Zero Waste efforts with signage and database guidance

Resource Recovery interns Devia Joshi, Gabrielle Lopez, Melanie Albrecht, Sylvia Asuncion-Crabb, Naomi Hagy, Eeshana Hamed and Lauren Smith were responsible for rolling out signage across campus in summer 2021.
Sept. 1, 2021

Achieving Zero Waste, a 90 percent reduction of waste sent to the landfill, is a long-term goal of the university. Although the reduction goal has not been accomplished yet, Resource Recovery Manager Bobby Moddrell said that the Zero Waste Program in Facilities Services’ Resource Recovery unit has recently taken additional creative and tested steps toward achieving the goal through a Green Fund collaboration.

Conducting safe meetings and events during COVID-19

Safe Meetings
Aug. 31, 2021

The COVID-19 Guide for FAS Staff includes requirements and guidance for meetings. You are encouraged to conduct your business with others virtually as much as possible.

Latest COVID-19 posters reinforce FAS guidance for staff

COVID-19 posters
Aug. 23, 2021

You can download and print these posters, plus you can share them on internal communication channels. The posters reflect the content of the updated COVID-19 Guide for FAS Staff.

Updated FAS COVID-19 Guide for Staff available in multiple formats

COVID-19 campus updates graphic
Aug. 23, 2021

As FAS Senior Vice President and CFO Darrell Bazzell announced in his Aug. 20 email to FAS staff, the updated COVID-19 Guide for FAS Staff has been launched. The Guide is available online in English and Spanish. It is also available as a downloadable PDF in English and Spanish.