University closure on Friday

Dear Texas Woman’s Colleagues,

I hope this message finds you well as we ease into the holiday season.

Looking back on 2021, we have persevered through—and yet accomplished—so much! We helped our students and each other survive winter storms, online experiences that are true to the motto “learn to do by doing,” and a transition back to in-person learning en masse. Through it, we all navigated personal losses, economic and political merry-go-rounds, and a veritable sea of uncertainty.

Yet, I have also seen the many ways we continue to advance the mission of Texas Woman’s University. On a grand scale, we became the first university system in the nation with a woman-focused mission. We also achieved individual wins through acts of leadership, such as our kinesiology team’s sweeping win of prizes at the Texas Space Grant Consortium Design Challenge. As a cherry on top, we celebrated traditional commencement ceremonies for the first time in many semesters. Seeing our graduates looking their accomplished best is the reason we are all here.

In a spirit of gratitude, to honor all that we have persevered through and accomplished, and to get a head start on the holiday break, I will close the university on Friday, December 24.

I want to send you my warmest wishes for a season filled with comfort and joy—and good health. May we all find greater peace in the new year!

With a pioneering spirit,

Carine M. Feyten, Ph.D.
Chancellor and President

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