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“UT students, faculty and staff bring passion, imagination and brilliance to every challenge. There is no limit to what they can accomplish.”

Meaningful Conversations and Actions

Last week, I finally (and with much gratitude) moved past the public announcements and well wishes around becoming the new president of The University of Texas at Austin and started to settle into the routine of the job … if there is anything “routine” about what we’re doing right now.

During the past few days, Gov. Greg Abbott, the U.S. Secretary of the

Army and our Natural Sciences and Engineering researchers came to campus to open a new robotics lab, where we will collaborate with the U.S. Army Futures Command. We also celebrated UT’s receiving the Seal of Excelencia, presented to only five colleges and universities this year, for our commitment to Latino students.

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The Honor of a Lifetime

Today, I’m humbled and honored that the members of the UT System Board of Regents have given me the honor of a lifetime, selecting me to serve as the next President of The University of Texas at Austin.

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First Day

How many times this year have you read or heard the word unprecedented?

If you answered “too many times to count,” you’re not alone. So much of 2020 has been defined by the unthinkable, the unimaginable, the unexpected, and yes, the unprecedented.

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COVID-19 Testing for Fall Semester

We are writing you today to share the university’s comprehensive testing strategy for COVID-19 during the fall semester, which is only a few weeks away. Robust and rigorous testing will be needed to monitor and limit the presence of COVID-19 on our campus and keep our community members as safe as possible as we continue to navigate the pandemic.

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Presidential Priorities

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Unlocking student potential

The purpose of our university is to provide opportunity for extraordinary students from all backgrounds to discover their talents, gain new knowledge and build a foundation for their lives and careers.

Access to First Class
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Recruiting world-class faculty members

The faculty are at the core of everything we do at The University of Texas at Austin. Their exemplary research, teaching and scholarship inspire our students, serve our state and change the world.

Focused on Impact
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Transforming health and health care

With the Dell Medical School and colleges, schools and departments across campus, UT is reimagining not only medical and health education, but health care itself.

Changing the Game
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Creating a vibrant Texas

The Texas Constitution of 1876 called for the creation of a “university of the first class,” which resulted in the founding of UT. Since our earliest days, it has been UT’s mission to serve Texas by driving economic, scientific and artistic progress for the benefit of society.

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Diversity and Inclusion

All students are better prepared to succeed when they receive the educational benefits of learning on a diverse campus. At UT, our commitment to diversity and inclusion is an essential part of our public mission.

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Academic achievement and discovery are spurred by global collaboration. UT recruits the most outstanding faculty from all over the world and we prepare our students to make contributions on a global scale.

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Honor Texas

The University of Texas at Austin is committed to the highest standards of ethical conduct. Through Honor Texas, we are building understanding and weaving ethics into every aspect of campus life.

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