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UofU New Faculty Orientation

The Office for Faculty hosts a New Faculty Orientation every August just prior to the beginning of the Fall semester. These event is designed to provide new faculty with valuable information, introduce them to Campus Leaders, and offer an opportunity to meet other new colleagues from across the University.

  • 9:00 – 9:30 am              Welcome from The Office for Faculty

    9:30 – 10:30 am             Panel 1: Benefits + You

    Jesse Justet, HR Analyst

    Anabel Reyes, ADA Accommodations Specialist

    10:30 – 10:40                Break

    10:40 – 11:40 am          Panel 2: Research & Teaching

    Anne Cook, Director of The Martha Bradley Evans Center for Teaching Excellence

    Caren Frost, Associate Vice President for Research Integrity and Compliance

    Sarah Shreeves, Alice Sheets Marriott Dean of Libraries

    11:40 – 12:40pm           Lunch break – Katherine’s Courtyard @ The Marriott Library

    12:40 – 1:50 pm            Panel 3: Policies & Accommodations

    Christine Anderson, Director of Center for Disability and Access

    Elaine Newton, Training and Development Coordinator             

    Erica Wood, Manager, Office of Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action

    1:50 – 2:00 pm              Break

    2:00 – 3:00 pm              Panel 4: Campus Life

    Karen Azenberg, Artistic Director, Pioneer Theatre Company

    Dennis Busch, Campaign Manager, Utah Presents

    Jason Cryan, The Sarah B. George Executive Director, Natural History Museum of Utah

    Gretchen Dietrich, Marcia and John Price Executive Director, Utah Museum of Fine Arts

    Charmelle Green, Deputy Athletics Director/ Chief Operating Officer

    Derrek Hanson, Executive Director, Red Butte Garden & Arboretum

    Annalisa Purser, Student Affairs AVP and Chief of Staff

    Jason Ramirez, Student Affairs AVP and Dean of Students

    Shawn Steidinger, Past-President, Faculty Club Board of Directors

    Mary Ann Villarreal, Vice President, Equity Diversity Inclusion 

    3:00 – 3:30 pm              Closing Remarks

    Mitzi Montoya, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

  • Parking is available in the lots marked “A” or “U” on the enclosed map, if you have an A or U parking pass (parking permits can be purchased from Commuter services

    For folks who have their University ID card public transportation is free and available.

    The University Shuttle service is also available and information on the routes can be found at and

    The New Faculty Orientation will be held in the Gould Auditorium of the Marriott Library which I have indicated on the map with a large yellow star. If you are planning to take Trax to campus I added a large green star next to the Trax station that you will be exiting.

  • Coming Soon!!!

You can find additional resources for new faculty on our Faculty Handbook under the subsection Onboarding/Resources for New Faculty