Joe Barroso oversees the scholarships for the Department of Art and Art History. He keeps track of scholarship account balances and processes the paperwork for issuing scholarships to students both for the Department and the College of Fine Arts. Joe also handles purchasing and travel for the Undergraduate Research Fellowships, the Faculty Research Grants, Faculty Summer research grants distributed by the Dean's office, and the Faculty Summer research grants distributed by the Department at the Chair's discretion. Joe began working for the University of Texas in early 1996. His first position was with the Office of Accounting in the general accounting section. Later, Joe transferred to the Bursars Office where he worked specifically with returned checks. Then in 1998 he accepted the Art Scholarship position.