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Sharon Wood Appointed Executive Vice President and Provost

It is with great pleasure that I write you to announce that Dean Sharon Wood has agreed to serve as our next Executive Vice President and Provost, effective July 19, 2021.

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Summer Updates on the Forty Acres

I hope your summer is off to a good start. It’s always a special time on campus — when we get to take a breath, gear up for the fall semester, and welcome our incoming students to Longhorn life. Today, I want to update you on a few things that affect us all: this year’s merit pool, a leadership addition, a legislative review, and a note about our strategic planning process.

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Fall Planning Update: Flexible Work Arrangements

First, thank you for helping the university close on another successful semester. I hope you enjoyed some well-earned rest during the Memorial Day weekend! I’m writing to share an update on the fall 2021 semester, specifically in regard to flexible work arrangements (FWA.) 

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Updated Campus Masking Guidance | May 19

During the past 14 months, our actions together have helped stem the tide of COVID-19 cases on our campus and in the greater Austin community. 

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Marking the Last Day of Class

You’ve nearly done it! Again! Like last semester and the one before, you’re pushing through and persevering during a(nother) one-of-a-kind academic year. I couldn’t be prouder!

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Fall 2021 Planning Update | April 15

Yesterday, UT Health Austin administered its 100,000th vaccine shotThere are many people to thank as we mark this significant milestone.

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