A message from VP Curtis Reynolds, June 2018
I hope everyone is having a great summer so far. As always, the world of UF Business Affairs is alive with activity and news, and I wanted to take a moment to share some of it with you.
New Business Affairs Website
I’m very excited to announce that the Division of Business Affairs has a brand new website! You can visit it at www.businessaffairs.ufl.edu. Besides providing an overview of Business Affairs and the many services we offer, the website will serve as a news portal and showcase for all things Business Affairs. If your division has received special recognition or a colleague has received a reward, we want to know! Submit your news and other announcements to BAWebSupport@admin.ufl.edu.
Lynda Reinhart selected as Woman of Influence
And speaking of recognition, congratulations to O’Connell Center Director Lynda Reinhart, who has been nominated by her peers as a 2018 Woman of Influence via VenuesNow, a leading industry publication. Being recognized by your peers is one of the highest honors one can have in a career. You can read more about the award and the other winners here. Thank you, Lynda, for your hard work and for representing UF and Business Affairs – you make us proud!
Business Affairs Technical Services
I would like to welcome a new unit to our Business Affairs family – Business Affairs Technical Services, or BATS. BATS launched last fall and is designed to support Business Affairs divisions in a number of ways, including web design and development, data-based web application development, enterprise application support and software acquisition consulting. The team is led by Director Frank Phillips, who was previously associate director in Planning, Design and Construction. Find out more about BATS at www.bats.admin.ufl.edu.
Neutral UF Coalition
One of the key areas we like to focus on here at Business Affairs is sustainability. That can mean a variety of things, from improving composting efforts to increasing our capacity to charge electric vehicles on campus. One way anyone at the university can make a difference is through the Neutral UF Coalition. You can help reduce your and the university’s carbon footprint through a voluntary post-tax payroll deduction of $1 per pay period. Learn more about this great initiative here.
Finally, hurricane season is upon us, and the safety of our faculty, staff and students is very important. Any announcements regarding UF’s response to storms, including schedule changes or cancellations, will be made through official UF channels. Announcements will be posted to the UF homepage and distributed via the UF Alert system and through email as information becomes available. UF’s Emergency Management website provides a wealth of hurricane preparedness information and resources, including hurricane tracking, to assist both individuals and departments prepare for a tropical storm or other emergencies.
In the event of bad weather or another emergency, please be aware of whether you are considered an “Essential Employee,” as determined by your department. The university’s Essential Employees policy can be found here. If you have any questions, please contact your supervisor.
Thank you and Go Gators!
Vice President for Business Affairs