Diversity Commitment

FAS Diversity Commitment

Financial and Administrative Services is dedicated to supporting the mission of the University of Texas at Austin of unlocking potential and preparing future leaders of the state. One of the essential elements of meeting that mission is conducting our work in a way that reflects our value of diversity in its many facets.

To that end, we want all of our employees to feel confident that their varied backgrounds and experiences are valued. In a similar manner, we embrace the expectation those experiences, in concert with the portfolio’s other values of innovation, integrity, service, stewardship, and teamwork, will inform their work.

We commit to supporting our staff with training and professional development to ensure diverse voices are invited, included, and listened to in our work environment. We promote and sustain a sense of belonging for all of our colleagues. We commit to growing our retention, promotion, recruitment, and hiring efforts to improve diversity at all levels in the portfolio.

Our Vision Statement

Fundamentally, the concepts of equity, inclusion, and diversity are human issues. And our success centers on embedding inclusion, diversity, and equity excellence in our employment experiences and operations. Only then can we maximize our relationship capital with each other and our customers. Toward this goal, our staff and leadership collectively examine and improve the portfolio’s policies and practices, as well as our individual behaviors. Doing so shapes our organizational wellness, impacts our business outcomes, and burnishes our institutional reputation.

Our Purpose Statement

In FAS, our employees are at the center of who we are and everything we do. While we are different, we all share the innate desire to belong. To this end, and in accordance with FAS values, we create a healthy operational culture where all employees feel safe, connected, valued, and respected. It is this type of culture from which our best ideas and solutions germinate. By infusing our different ways of thinking, learning, and doing we are positioned to fully understand and meet the evolving needs of our stakeholders— students, faculty, staff, and community partners—to advance UT’s research and academic mission.

Darrell Bazzell, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Our national conversation around the senseless death of George Floyd and others has raised many questions about institutional discrimination and bias – questions which similar incidents have, in the past, yielded little consensus around satisfactory answers. And yet, our current moment feels differently.

Binta Brown

Binta Brown has been appointed to Director of Diversity and Talent Management effective August 1. This new role reflects our holistic commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity.

Diversity

The purpose of the FAS EDI Committee is to guide the development of initiatives that help build a culture of inclusion, equity, and diversity within FAS as well as challenge practices that create barriers to inclusion.

FAS Diversity News

 

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