President Sharon L. Gaber is launching a new initiative called Breakfast with the President beginning this week. These informal sessions will give her an opportunity to hear what’s on the minds of UT faculty and staff, answer questions, and discuss topics of interest with them.“I think this will be another great opportunity for me to hear from faculty and employees,” Gaber said. “UT’s people are its greatest asset, and I look forward to taking questions from them, as well as hearing firsthand their ideas on various topics.”
One session will be held each month. There will be no formal agenda, and a complimentary breakfast will be provided to all participants. This semester the president will hold the sessions from 8 to 9 a.m. in the Driscoll Alumni Center Schmakel Room on Main Campus. Sessions dedicated for students will be added in the future.
Individuals interested in attending are asked to sign up on the president’s webpage. Once the sign-up period has ended, a selection of participants will be made. Staff and faculty who are chosen will receive a follow-up email from the Office of the President confirming specifics about the breakfast. Those whose request cannot be accommodated also will receive notification so they may release the date from their calendar.
Due to an overwhelming response to the Breakfast with the President email invitation sent last week, the first two sessions — Thursday, Jan. 26, and Tuesday, Feb. 28 — are full.
Additional spring semester Breakfast with the President sessions are slated for March 28, April 27, May 30 and June 27. Watch for the next email invitation in late February.