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What to expect for fall

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.

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COVID-19 guidance for FAS staff

June 11, 2021

Dear FAS colleagues,

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Thank you for your extraordinary commitment to health and safety in the months since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Together you have contributed to the decline of COVID-19 cases on our campus by wearing masks, social distancing, and keeping hands and workspaces clean.

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UTPD’s interest-based district representative builds relationships with LGBTQIA+ community

June 11, 2021

Sergeant David Chambers was commissioned as a peace officer for the University of Texas Police Department (UTPD) in 2016. Close to a year later, UTPD developed an interest-based representation program to provide law enforcement connections and resources to specific groups. When approached by UTPD leadership to be the representative for the LGBTQIA+ community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex and asexual, plus allies), Chambers, who identifies as gay, agreed right away.


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Appointments: Melissa Loe, Interim Chief of Staff; Kerri Battles, Interim Director of Communications

June 3, 2021

Dear FAS colleagues,

Melissa Loe will be Interim Chief of Staff effective June 14 following the upcoming departure of Tara Trower. Melissa has gained a deep knowledge of our diverse portfolio and our complex university since joining FAS in January 2019 as Director of Communications. She will continue to be a key contributor toward advancing our strategic initiatives while further supporting FAS in this role.

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FAS Communications offers business document templates

May 28, 2021

FAS Communications has created three new templates for the portfolio to support FAS staff in preparing business documents.


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Office of Sustainability’s CEC leads student-facing sustainability efforts

May 26, 2021

Sponsored by the Office of Sustainability, the Campus Environmental Center (CEC) student organization serves as a student voice for sustainability initiatives across campus, according to Environmental Center Coordinator Brianna Duran.