Memorandum from USU President Stan Albrecht
To: Utah State University Faculty and Staff
This holiday season we will have a reduction in work time around the holiday break. The University will be closed on December 30, 2011. As you know the campus is already closed (holidays) December 26-29, 2011. With our students away, and only one scheduled workday that week, this reduction makes good sense in terms of minimizing infrastructure costs such as heating and lighting.
I also recognize that for the third consecutive year many sacrifices have been made by our faculty and staff who have seen small or no salary increases. Deans and Directors should assure that mission-essential staff remain during the day of December 30, 2011. Please also remember that this will not be an ongoing process, but is appropriate this year.
Utah State is a great place, and we continue to make significant strides. Our success in research and academics, in teaching and learning, and in recruitment and enrollment is a reflection of your commitment—a combined effort of faculty and staff—to an environment conducive to student success. I appreciate what is being done in all areas of the University.
Together we will tackle with renewed energy challenges that lie ahead in the New Year.
Stan L. Albrecht
Utah State University
Contact: Utah State University President’s Office, (435) 797-1162