Messages From the Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

2022 FAS Core Values Awards

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.


FAS Employee Appreciation Celebration

June 30 - You’re Invited to the FAS Employee Appreciation Celebration

June 23, 2022

Dear FAS colleagues,  

Please take some time and join me on June 30 to celebrate your contributions and reward yourself by participating in the FAS Employee Appreciation festivities.


FAS Appreciation Event

FAS Appreciation Event less than 2 weeks away

June 17, 2022

Dear FAS colleagues,

The FAS Appreciation Event is just around the corner, and I’m looking forward to seeing you in person.


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Announcing Patrick Roth as Interim Director of Payroll Services

June 14, 2022

Dear FAS colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that Patrick Roth will serve as Interim Director of Payroll Services effective July 1, 2022.


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Announcing Krista Hadavi as Program Director in the Office of the SVP and CFO

June 10, 2022

Dear FAS colleagues,

I am pleased to announce Krista Hadavi as the new Program Director in the Office of the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. As Program Director, Krista will lend her considerable talents to helping advance the vision and goals of FAS through the planning, tracking, and facilitation of important strategic initiatives.


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Next Steps for Data to Insights Initiative, Data Governance

May 27, 2022

We write to you today with an important update regarding the Data to Insights (D2I) initiative and our continued efforts to align UT’s data resources and modernize our technology operations across campus. Since we launched D2I in February, much progress has been made, and work is well underway to expand the new Data Hub, engage the campus community through workshops, and develop new analytical reports to help us achieve the goals outlined in Change Starts Here: UT’s 10-Year Strategic Plan to Increase Impact.

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FAS Core Values Awards

May 9, 2022

Dear FAS colleagues,

As I mentioned in my recent email about the university’s 10-year strategic plan, there is room within the plan for all of us to make a difference, and we in FAS, as individuals, will be recipients of positive changes to come. One aspect of the plan calls for us to honor and recognize staff achievements more frequently and clearly.


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What the UT Strategic Plan Means for FAS

May 4, 2022

Dear FAS colleagues,

This week President Jay Hartzell officially released the university’s 10-year strategic plan titled “Change Starts Here: UT’s Strategic Plan to Increase Impact” with the goal of becoming the highest impact public university in the world.


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Performance Appraisals, Flexible Work, and Employee Appreciation 2022

April 27, 2022

Dear FAS colleagues,

Annual performance appraisals provide employees and managers a valuable opportunity to start a two-way conversation about goals and career pathways while also assessing any flexible work arrangements that may be in place.


Increasing Security by Migrating to Enterprise Endpoint Management Platforms

April 14, 2022

Each year, the university experiences millions of attacks against our critical information systems with ransomware attacks increasing by over 185% in 2021. The consequences of a large-scale ransomware attack against the university would be highly disruptive and could result in a great deal of loss, including the erosion of trust among employees, donors, alumni and public partners, as well as a negative impact on the university’s reputation.

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