Linda Gunter

Linda Gunter

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Surveys show majority feel increasingly safe on campus, and statistics suggest that they’re right.

Individuals interested in enhanced safety should consider extra personal precautions.

Maria Rodriguez Shirey will transition to her new role, effective June 1, succeeding Doreen Harper, who is retiring.

President Ray Watts will present on ways in which campuses worldwide can mobilize to address complex issues during the International Health Promoting Campuses Symposium May 12.

Credit strength and a strong financial outlook enabled UAB to negotiate the sale of bonds to fund new construction and refinance existing debt at extremely low long-term interest rates.

Tom Brannan, vice president for Advancement, will take on additional responsibility to support the Office of the President and university priorities arising from the core missions of the institution.

Universities nationwide are beginning to move to mask-optional policies as the surge from the omicron variant wanes, and UAB leaders and health experts monitoring COVID cases are expressing optimism while still urging caution. As a result, masks are still required indoors on campus while health and safety protocols — including masking policies — are reviewed for non-clinical facilities.

The new center, which will serve more than twice as many children and greatly expand the capacity to care for infants, is slated to open in summer 2023.

Anthony Purcell, associate vice president and chief of UAB Police and Public Safety, has announced he will retire, effective June 1, following a 15-year tenure with the vast safety and security enterprise he helped build.

Eight years into his tenure as president of UAB, Ray Watts is honored by the Birmingham Business Journal for his leadership during unprecedented times.

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