College for Health, Community and Policy

August 20, 2019
Following a survey of faculty and staff in seven departments, a college name has been selected: the College for Health, Community and Policy. Paperwork to form the new college was submitted to UT System on August 12 for formal approval. In addition to the eight departments that will comprise the college, the Nutrition and Dietetics Program currently in Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition will be housed at the college level to increase its visibility. Also, as part of the transition, the Department of Criminal Justice has decided to adopt a name that better captures its research breadth: the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. A transition planning team is performing outreach to discuss and recommend any adjustments needed for pre-tenure faculty that will be moving into the new college.