A message from VP Curtis Reynolds, January 2018

Curtis ReynoldsHappy New Year!

As we welcome 2018, I want to say thank you to all of our great Business Affairs employees who work hard every day to help the University of Florida maintain its position as a top university. Business Affairs and its associated units had a lot of great accomplishments in 2017 and I’m looking forward to even more in the coming year.

Business Affairs video and New Employee Orientation

I’m very excited to announce that we have implemented a completely revamped New Employee Orientation for all new hires in Business Affairs. The orientation not only helps get new employees acclimated to UF, but it will also help them understand their roles within Business Affairs and see how all the units work together to support UF’s mission. Please take a few minutes to watch this video that will be part of the orientation. You might learn something new about Business Affairs!

Additionally, all Facilities Services employees recently completed Workplace Violence Training. In the interest of maintaining a safe and secure campus, all Business Affairs employees will be required to take this training in the future. Please be on the lookout for announcements regarding Workplace Violence Training dates and times.

Division of Small Business and Vendor Diversity Relations

Our Division of Small Business and Vendor Diversity Relations has been working hard to help small businesses position themselves to work with UF through a variety of programs, including the inaugural Gainesville Supplier Diversity Exchange coming up on March 8 and the Mentor-Protégé Program, which has mentored more than 100 small and diverse businesses in the past decade.

Landscape Master Plan

I’m also happy to announce that we are engaging in the development of a Landscape Master Plan for main campus. The plan will help unite the natural beauty of our campus with a consistent form and function befitting a preeminent university. It will build upon the framework of other campus planning initiatives, such as the Campus Master Plan, to help integrate our anticipated future needs into today’s landscape. The project is being spearheaded by our Office of Planning, Design and Construction, in conjunction with the College of Design, Construction and Planning and a consulting team from the CRJA|IBI Group.

Transportation and Parking Survey

Finally, I would like to invite you to take UF’s 2018 Transportation and Parking Survey. The survey is part of the largest and most comprehensive transportation and parking study to date at the University of Florida. Receiving this feedback from our UF community will be integral in helping us prepare for our future needs as the campus continues to evolve. The survey questions anticipate upcoming campus changes, consistent with the findings of the UF Strategic Development Plan. We look forward to hearing from you as we strive to optimize the current transportation and parking environment at UF and prepare for the future.

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Thank you,


Published: January 5th, 2018

Category: Newsletter