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5/3/18 Letter from the President

Posted: May 3, 2018 12:00:00 AM CDT

Dear Falcons, Commencement is the absolute favorite part of my job—I hope all of you realize how important your role was in changing the lives of the 580 graduates who will walk across the stage on Saturday. Case in point: Linda Perry. Linda started her college career later in life and this semester achieved all A’s! But that’s not the reason she stopped by my office. She wanted to talk with me about the incredibly supportive faculty in our College of Education who have...

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By: Dr. Sandra Woodley

Category: General, Staff

4/23/18 Letter from the President

Posted: April 23, 2018 12:00:00 AM CDT

Dear Falcons, This week, I had the opportunity to gather with business leaders in West Texas as part of the Odessa Chamber of Commerce annual retreat. The topic: education. I learned so much from these talented and passionate community partners. I was also inspired by the ideas we shared for achieving important goals for our region. Everyone involved agrees…a life-long passion for learning combined with a pursuit of education is critical to achieve financial strength and economic...

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By: Dr. Sandra Woodley

Category: Staff, General

3/27/18 Letter from the President

Posted: March 27, 2018 12:00:00 AM CDT

Hello Falcons Last week our Falcon Future meeting was designed to allow four separate panels of people, who represent various teams on campus, to share their thoughts about our university. A spirited debate sparked I encouraged each group to discuss “three things.”  great conversation about what we do well; how we can improve; and where we should focus our attention as we move through our strategic planning process. Our faculty panel emphasized the need...

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By: Dr. Sandra Woodley

Category: General, Staff

3/20/18 Letter from the President

Posted: March 20, 2018 12:00:00 AM CDT

Dear Falcons, This is a busy week at UT Permian Basin.  We are interviewing the first round of candidates for the Engineering Dean.  We will welcome admitted students for fall 2018 onto our campus for Falcon Day.  We will engage in a discussion about gender equality.  Plus, we’ll celebrate music, sports, and culture with events planned to showcase our diversity and talent.  It’s a good time to be a Falcon. During our last Falcon Future meeting, one of the...

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By: Dr. Sandra Woodley

Category: General, Staff

3/18/18 Letter from the President

Posted: March 12, 2018 12:00:00 AM CDT

Dear Falcons, It’s Spring Break 2018 - a time to recharge, rest and refocus! These three concepts will prepare us well for the final stretch of the spring semester. No doubt it will be filled with many opportunities to showcase our thriving university while we continue to refine our processes and ultimately develop a culture of service and success. Speaking of success…how about our Men’s Basketball team!  They survived quadruple overtime Sunday night beating Regis...

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By: Dr. Sandra Woodley

Category: General, Staff

Letter From the President 3/4/18

Posted: March 4, 2018 5:00:00 PM CST

Dear Falcons, One of my favorite photos from this week brings one phrase to my mind - pure joy!  I love those smiling faces, as our students celebrate the Indian tradition known as Holi.  With the brightly colored powder shooting into the sky, it’s a beautiful way to welcome spring and our Quad has never looked better! That same joy consumes me when I see our students engaged in a classroom experience that inspires them to understand the role they can play in improving our...

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By: Sandra Woodley

Category: Faculty, Staff

Letter From the President 2/27/18

Posted: February 27, 2018 3:20:00 PM CST

Dear Falcons, Today as I reflect on an incredibly exciting week at UT Permian Basin, I am grateful for so many people who work on behalf of this university and represent our values and expectations so well. Our week began with an opportunity to bring hundreds of leaders together for the inaugural Permian Basin Water in Energy Conference. One of our goals at the university is to facilitate important conversations about issues that impact this region. This conference met that task while...

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By: Dr. Sandra Woodley

Category: Staff, Faculty