Larry Abraham, associate dean of the School of Undergraduate Studies (UGS), has retired from his administrative duties with the school. Abraham will continue to teach in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education.
Abraham’s family members and colleagues from across the Forty Acres gathered to celebrate his retirement with a ceremony on Friday, June 21. Dean Brent Iverson spoke of the words that come to mind when he thinks of Abraham: service, integrity, reliability, thoughtfulness, attention to detail, and respect.
“I’m aware of no one on this campus who has done more for the students, faculty, and staff at UT,” Iverson said. “He has always focused on what’s best for others, especially students. I have never heard him say anything that is self-serving on selfish in any way. It’s always, ‘What can we do to help make this the best possible place for our students?’”
Abraham was hired at The University of Texas at Austin in 1975 and has served in many roles over the last four decades. Abraham was the first associate dean for UGS under Dean Paul Woodruff and later served as interim dean following Woodruff’s departure. He is a faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education and was the co-director of UTeach from the College of Education. Prior to his roles with UGS, Abraham served in the College of Education as associate dean for teacher education and student affairs and as chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. In 2013, he won the Civitatis Award in recognition of his outstanding service to the university.