The iForty network was founded in April 2008 to build an organization for administrative and support staff at The University of Texas at Austin – staff who demonstrate the power of the individual by performing ongoing, high quality work in support of the mission of the university. We have two values at our core: the “i” represents the individual and the “Forty” represents the university campus. We believe administrative professionals can make a daily impact on campus through professional development and networking.
iForty meetings are held once a month at a central location on campus and provide opportunities for training, mentoring and networking with other professionals across campus. These “Orange Bag” meetings are typically held during the lunch hour and focus on providing resources for improving members’ skills and abilities. Meetings are led by UT administrative professionals and feature occasional guest speakers from outside the UT community.
I love the iForty group. After each meeting, I always come back to my office feeling so happy! – Mayda Cruz, Senior Administrative Associate, Continuing and Innovative Education
I enjoy meeting with other staff from different departments and exchanging ideas and iForty has been a great way to do this! – Nancy Salemi, Admin Associate, Office of Sponsored Projects
Thanks to the connections I’ve made through iForty, I know who to call when I need to get something done on campus. – Brandy Whitten, Admin Associate, University Health Services