Executive Council

The Executive Council is appointed by the President.  Its purpose is to advise the President on policy development, management and administration of the university.  It is composed of the university's executive leadership and the deans and serves as a forum for strategic planning.

University Executive Council Membership

Giuseppe N. Colasurdo, MD
President

Kevin Dillon, M.B.A., CPA
Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Michael Blackburn, PhD
Executive Vice President, Chief Academic Officer
Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

LaTanya Love, MD
Executive Vice President, Student Affairs and Diversity


Richard J. Andrassy, MD
Executive Dean ad interim, McGovern Medical School

Michael Blackburn, PhD
Executive Vice President, Chief Academic Officer
Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Eric Boerwinkle, PhD
Dean, UTHealth School of Public Health

Diane M. Santa Maria, DrPH, MSN, RN
Dean, Cizik School of Nursing

John A. Valenza, DDS
Dean, School of Dentistry

Jiajie Zhang, PhD
Dean, School of Biomedical Informatics


Eric Fernette
Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Scott Forbes
Vice President of Governmental Relations

Kevin Foyle
Vice President of Development and Public Affairs

Rose Hochner Nelson
Vice President, Marketing and Communication and Chief of Staff to the President

Melissa Pifko, JD
Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

Jair C. Soares, MD
Chair, Faillace Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences;
Executive Director, Harris County Psychiatric Center

Karen Spillar, JD
Vice President of Enterprise Risk Management and Chief Compliance Officer

Michael Tramonte
Senior Vice President, Finance and Business Services and Chief Financial Officer

Amar Yousif
Vice President of Information Technology & Chief Information Officer