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.
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.
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.
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.