Messages from the Chief Financial Officer

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Congratulations to our Staff Service Award Winners

April 18, 2023

Dear FAS Colleagues,

On April 10, the Tower was lit in honor of the President’s Staff Service Awards which highlights all employees at the university celebrating work anniversaries from 10 years to 55 years. This year 89 of the 850 employees honored are currently working in FAS with service awards ranging from 10 to 35 years. Together, they represent 1,460 total years of state service to the university’s mission and collective greatness

Daniel Slesnick

Hello from the Interim VP and CFO

March 21, 2023

Dear FAS colleagues,

While you will have seen President Hartzell’s March 8th announcement, I am sure many of you have no idea who I am. So, let me begin with a brief introduction.

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Spring 2023 Welcome

January 11, 2023

Dear FAS colleagues,

I want to wish you all a happy new year and welcome you back to the start of the spring 2023 semester. I hope you had a restful and enjoyable time with family and friends this holiday season.

Darrell Bazzell

My departure from the university and other organizational changes

November 16, 2022

Dear FAS colleagues,

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.

Justin Pickens

Announcing Justin Pickens as Director of the Budget Office Services

October 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 Heather Hanna as Executive Director for Enterprise Business IT Solutions

September 29, 2022

Dear FAS colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that Heather Hanna has been appointed as the Executive Director for Enterprise Business IT Solutions (eBITS) effective October 1, 2022.

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New Vice President Role for People and Talent

September 19, 2022

Dear FAS colleagues,

Today, President Jay Hartzell is announcing the creation of a new role, Vice President for People & Talent, who will report to the president and will help the university reimagine our approach to people and talent management. This new leadership role will focus on increasing the university’s competitiveness as an employer and ensure the university becomes a top destination for talent.

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Announcing UT Works Project to Replace FAMIS and WORQS

September 12, 2022

Dear FAS colleagues,

I am excited to announce the launch of UT Works, a new project that will allow us to better manage our physical spaces, improve the delivery of mission-critical services, and streamline our workflows across the Financial and Administrative Services (FAS) portfolio. This new project will transform many of our business processes and strengthen our technical tools that will support the university’s future growth.

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John McGeady departing as Budget Director

July 29, 2022

Dear FAS colleagues,

Please join me in my well wishes to John McGeady as he departs his position as Budget Director to embark on the next stage in his career. John’s last day with the university will be August 14.

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Celebrating Winners of the 2022 FAS Core Values Awards

June 30, 2022

Dear FAS colleagues,

When we launched the FAS Core Values Awards program back in May, it was with the intent of honoring our colleagues who exemplify our FAS Core Values of Diversity, Innovation, Integrity, Service, Stewardship, and Teamwork as we work towards strategic planning for FAS that will inform future awards.