AFTER 14 YEARS AS A LONGHORN, BECKI HENRY IS RETIRING
ONE OF MY FAVORITE MEMORIES of working with Becki was decorating the office for the holidays in 2014. Becki’s enthusiasm and competitive spirit was in full force that year—she even managed to secretly make a seven-foot tall statue of “Big Tex” which greeted visitors to our “Holidays Around the World in Texas” display. Needless to say, we won the office decorating contest that year!
– KELLY FINN, PhD PROGRAM COORDINATOR
BECKI AND I LEARNED how to run the Department together. I appreciated her unflappable decision making, and most especially, her ability to say “No!” matter-of-factly whenever I was about to creep into noncompliant spending. I see Becki’s retirement blossoming into the role of full-time grandma, and maybe (I hope) a role in community theatre if she wants to come full circle to her degree in theatre.
– LIL MILLS, PROFESSOR AND FORMER CHAIR
HERE’S SOLID EVIDENCE of Becki’s excellent work as head of staff for the Department. In 2015, my first act as the newly appointed Department Chair was to give Becki a very important (as least to me) and challenging assignment. I warned her that I was not familiar with University rules, regulations, or protocols, and had no plans to become an expert in them. Therefore, one of her highest priorities would be to monitor my activities and keep me out of trouble with Deans, Provosts, Presidents, and especially the police. I remained in office for three years and did not spend a single day in jail. Thanks, Becki!
– ROBERT FREEMAN, PROFESSOR AND FORMER CHAIR
BECKI HAS SUCH A PERSONALITY. She studied drama in college and even went back for her Master’s degree, so it is fun hearing Becki tell stories because she always knows how to add some dramatic flair to make others smile.
– SHELBY CORDELL, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSOCIATE