Executive Council

The University Executive Council meets monthly and is comprised of executive leadership from across the university.  The council's primary function is to advise the President on key issues related to university governance and operations

University Executive Council Membership

Giuseppe N. Colasurdo, M.D.
President

Kevin Dillon, M.B.A., C.P.A.
Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Operating & Financial Officer

George M. Stancel, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President for Academic and Research Affairs


Giuseppe Colasurdo, M.D.
Dean, Medical School

Osama Mikhail, Ph.D.
Interim Dean, UTHealth School of Public Health

Jiajie Zhang, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Biomedical Informatics

Michael Blackburn, Ph.D. & Michelle Barton, Ph.D.
Deans, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Patricia Lee Starck, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Dean, School of Nursing and
Senior Vice President for Interprofessional Education

John A. Valenza, D.D.S.
Dean, School of Dentistry


Osama Mikhail, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President for Strategic Planning

Karen Spillar, J.D.
Associate Vice President of Planning

Michael Tramonte
Senior Vice President, Finance and Business Services

Jair C. Soares, M.D.
Chairman, Psychiatry-Behavioral Sciences and
Executive Director, Harris County Psychiatric Center

Eric Fernette
Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Scott Forbes
Vice President of Governmental Relations

Rose Hochner
Chief of Staff, Office of the President

William LeMaistre, J.D.
Assistant Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer

Arlene Staller, J.D.
Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

Kevin Foyle
Vice President of Development