We started the spring semester with the need to adapt to the surge of the omicron variant by enhancing COVID protocols as well as weather a few winter storms. During the inclement weather, many staff in our division worked above and beyond to remove snow and ice, organize overnight accommodations and meals for staff staying close to campus, monitor weather conditions and more. I want to extend my sincere gratitude for all those who stepped up to keep the university operational during those moments.
Our division remains instrumental to a multitude of university efforts. The continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic, delivery of transformative capital projects, groundbreaking of a solar farm that will help the university achieve its sustainability goals and development of new ways to recruit and retain top talent are just a few of the many examples that showcase our cross-divisional and institutional collaboration and innovation. It is the people in our division and at the university at large that drive these and many other efforts. I continue to encourage you to check in with one another and yourselves and utilize campus wellbeing resources as we all work toward our collective and personal goals in these challenging times.
Let’s continue to lead change, strive for excellence and show our empathy and compassion for one another.
Vice Chancellor for Administration