Welcome to the Office of the Vice President for University Operations.
We strive daily to enhance The University of Texas at Austin’s safety and physical infrastructure, and we’re dedicated to providing the myriad of support services that make this learning community one of the greatest places to study, work, create and grow in the world.
In the Spotlight
2013 Campus Master Plan
Campus planning is done with a long-term view that ultimately guides the day-to-day business decisions and investments of this great institution. Read more about the new master plan here.
Communication assessment of University Operations in March 2013
Dr. Keri Stephens (College of Communication) and her graduate students will repeat the University Operations communication assessment, analyze the results, and make recommendations for improving communication specific to our units. The results will be shared with University Operations employees in June 2013.
Survey of Employee Engagement Results
In March 2012 university staff were asked to participate in a survey measuring employee engagement. The overall results were positive for UT Austin. Our response rate was 40% and the indicators measured were generally comparable to other large organizations and institutions of higher education.
2012 SLICE Winners Announced
In December 2012, Vice President Clubb visited University Operations departments across campus to present the SLICE Award to five dedicated employees.
SLICE stands for University Operations' core values of Service, Leadership, Innovation, Creativity, and Excellence. View our list of the 2012 winners who best represent these values and read excerpts from their nominations.
UTPD Chief Robert Dahlstrom will retire May 2013
Ending a 36-year career in law enforcement, Robert Dahlstrom, chief of police for The University of Texas at Austin Police Department (UTPD), has announced he will retire in May 2013.
Robert Eric Dahlstrom was appointed UTPD chief on March 20, 2006. Chief came to us after a long and successful career with the Austin Police Department (APD). He began his career at APD as an intern in 1976, moving up through the ranks and ending his career there as Chief of Staff.
Since his arrival at UTPD, the department has received accreditation with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement (CALEA) (July 2007) and the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement (IACLEA) (June 2008).
Chief Dahlstrom was voted Police Chief of the Year by UT System Directors this year (2012) for his "leadership and quiet strength."
The university is a safer, friendlier, and happier place because of Chief Robert Dahlstrom. All of us in the campus community appreciate his tireless leadership, positive disposition, and valuable initiatives. We hope you will join us in wishing him well in retirement.
Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center named 2012 Best of Aquatics
The Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center was recognized as the 2012 Best of Aquatics/University by Aquatics International. Read more about the center and this 2012 Best of Aquatics award.
Custodial Services receives Green Cleaning award
Our Custodial Services employees received an Honorable Mention in the 2012 Green Cleaning Award for Schools and Universities. Look for them to be featured in the December 2012 issue of American School and University Magazine.
Did You Know…
We enrich the university with conference facilities at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center and Commons Learning Center on the J.J. Pickle Research Campus. The AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center creates Special Events Programs designed to partner with and engage our campus community as well as provide faculty and staff with their own lunch time dining facility in the Carillon.
Flag & Tower Status
The standard Tower lighting configuration will be used this evening.
The United States and Texas Flags are at normal staff.
University Operations Websites
- AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center
- Be Safe
- The Campus Club
- Campus Real Estate Office
- Campus Planning & Facilities Management
- Campus Safety & Security
- Central Campus Construction Advisory
- Child Development Center
- Commons Learning Center
- Document Solutions
- Emergency Preparedness
- Employee Discount Program
- Environmental Health & Safety
- Facilities Services
- Family Life
- Fire Prevention Services
- Human Resource Services
- Jamail Texas Swimming Center
- Longhorn Aquatics
- Office of Sustainability
- Parking & Transportation Services
- Project Management & Construction Services
- Staff Central
- Technology Resources
- Travel Management Services
- University Police
- UT Sustainability Portal
- Utilities & Energy Management
- West Pickle Research Building