Join me for one of my drop-in office hours
Just weeks after starting my tenure as chancellor in 2019, I held my first office hours—an opportunity for members of our campus community to drop by and talk about anything on their mind. In those early days I was looking to hear directly from people across campus and gain a better understanding of their interests and concerns across. Making myself accessible to those who wanted to talk to the new chancellor offered one way to do that.
During my first six months, I met students, faculty, and staff who had questions and suggestions, stories, and ideas to share.
The pandemic struck just nine months later, and I moved office hours to Zoom. When it was time to resume them in person, I decided to start moving the location around campus—to Hodges Library, Zeanah Engineering Complex, and Ayres and Morgan Halls—to make sure we were reaching people where they are.
In these private meetings, our students tell me about their struggles and successes. Faculty and staff members share their ideas, advocate for change, and proudly tell me about their work.
Each conversation I have is an opportunity to connect with our campus community, build relationships, and share solutions or resources for the challenges people face. My leadership team and I are committed to making UT a place where everyone’s voice matters.
You can always find a list of my upcoming office hours on the “About the Chancellor” page. I also regularly post reminders on social media. I hope to see you at one of these sessions soon.