I write to you today to provide an update on the work being done by our Food Services Review Committee. From day one, I have told this campus that the Committee on Business Productivity report, Smarter Systems for a Greater UT, should be used as a starting point and that further internal study was necessary. In doing so, I tasked committees, including the Food Services Review Committee to determine whether and how to implement change.
We have carefully reviewed the Committee on Business Productivity’s recommendations on food services. While we are thankful for the committee's time and effort in this arena, we have concluded that now is not the right time to adopt this set of recommendations. We will continue to approach all aspects of university operations with a desire for improvement and doing so will remain a part of our culture at UT Austin.
Kevin P. Hegarty
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer