National Native American Heritage Month serves as reminder of campus diversity and environmental stewardship

Nov. 23, 2021

Great strides have been made in recent years to recognize more formally the history of the Americas prior to European colonization. In 2020, UT Austin’s Native American and Indigenous Studies program released a Land Acknowledgement for use across the university to demonstrate respect for the historic and current presence of Indigenous Peoples in the Greater Austin area and statewide.

Thank you for another successful year

Dec. 13, 2021

Dear FAS colleagues,

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As we approach the end of 2021, I want to thank all of you for your outstanding work keeping our university operating smoothly in the face of challenges while also advancing the university’s mission by embracing innovation and teamwork.  

Announcing the retirement of Juan Ontiveros, Associate Vice President for Utilities and Energy Management

Sept. 29, 2021

Dear FAS colleagues,

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Please join me in thanking Associate Vice President for Utilities and Energy Management Juan Ontiveros as he retires from the university after more than two decades of service. Juan’s last day with the university will be December 15. He has led the Utilities and Energy Management (UEM) department in various roles since 1997, and has served as AVP since 2014.

FAS EDI Learning Survey

Sept. 2, 2021

Please respond to FAS EDI Learning Survey by Friday, September 24, to provide input on how the portfolio will move forward with trainings.

Utility and Energy Management promotes Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion with the Employee Engagement Plan

Aug. 18, 2021

Employees from Utilities and Energy Management (UEM) at the University of Texas at Austin began an employee engagement initiative in 2018 to promote an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment within the organization.

eBITS Diversity & Inclusion Committee Highlights

Nov. 13, 2020

The eBITS Diversity & Inclusion Committee was launched in April 2019 with the goal of analyzing how we can gain greater understanding of Diversity and Inclusion topics as a unit, how we can adjust our processes and planning to consider diversity in all that we do. We meet monthly and have various subcommittees for individual programs.

FAS EDI Committee Update

Aug. 16, 2021

The EDI Committee shares updates about recent work and their plans for the coming year.

IQ organizationally joining ITS

April 10, 2021

Dear FAS colleagues,

As part of our ongoing efforts to further operationalize the FAS core values of stewardship, teamwork and service, I am writing to share that Information Quest (IQ) is organizationally joining Information Technology Services (ITS) effective today. Director David Pavkovic will report to Assistant Vice President Trice Humpert.

What to expect from FAS this spring

Jan. 19, 2021

Dear FAS Colleagues,

I hope you enjoyed the winter break with your family, friends and loved ones. I spent time virtually with my five brothers and sisters; it’s rare we are all able to come together given our schedules and we live in different parts of the country. COVID-19 made our visit different from usual, but I’m grateful we were able to safely celebrate the new year together.

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