Dear Staff Members,
As president of the university, I want to meet as many of you as I can. To that end, in partnership with the UT Staff Council, I will host lunch meetings to discuss topics of interest with small groups of staff members. I invite you to participate in a lottery to join me for one of these lunches.
The next lunch will be held on Monday, February 4, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. The topic for discussion will be bridging the gap between staff and faculty. Staff are integral to the success of our students and faculty. For academic units to operate at the highest level, staff and faculty have to work closely together. If you have ideas about ways that UT can create a culture that helps bring faculty and staff together, I encourage you to submit an entry form by January 18.
I have met and worked with many of you since I became president and hope to speak with many more of you about the issues that affect you as UT employees. I plan to host staff lunches periodically throughout the year, so don’t worry if you aren’t selected this time around — there will be more opportunities in the future.
Gregory L. Fenves