August Newsletter

Through Beginner’s Eyes: A Message from Gage Paine

Gage E. Paine, vice president for Student Affairs

“August — hot and miserable, when the possibility of a cool evening seems far away and a cold day is just a faint memory. August is really the beginning of the new year for us. It is also the beginning of another fall term, with another group of new students arriving on campus. It is the time of the year when all things are possible.”

Get to Know Dr. Paine

Learn about Dr. Paine‘s favorite restaurants, what she’s currently reading, and her connection to ballroom dancing.

Latest News from the Division

It’s been a busy summer for all areas in the Division of Student Affairs. Our many departments are gearing up for the start of classes. Here’s an update on what the team has been accomplishing.

Student Affairs Standouts


University President Bill Powers with Chris Burnett

Congratulations to all of the staff, leaders, and innovative programs and facilities that help make our division great.

Catch Us Making Headlines

Division staff has done an excellent job in working with reporters to tell the “student affairs” story over the summer, sharing how well we are supporting students. Here’s a sampling of what’s been making headlines.

Why Social Media Matters to Student Affairs

Did you know the division hosts 35+ Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube accounts, showcasing various departments and services? Drew Carls, UT Austin’s Digital Content Coordinator, explains why Student Affairs should be visible, post engaging content, and not sit on the sidelines.