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Leadership Council

The University Leadership Council is comprised of key university leadership stakeholders and chairs of Interfaculty CouncilStudent InterCouncil and University Classified Staff Council.  The University Leadership Council serves as a forum for strategic planning and the bi-directional communication of ideas and information between the University and the faculty, students and staff in the Schools and other operating units of the university.

University Leadership Council Membership

Mr. William Adcox
Chief, UT Police Department

Dr. Richard Andrassy
Executive Dean, Ad Interim, McGovern Medical School

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

Dr. Eric Boerwinkle
Dean, School of Public Health

Ms. Lexus Bradford
FY22 Chair, University Classified Staff Council

Mr. Andrew Casas
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
UT Physicians

Dr. Giuseppe Colasurdo

Dr. Thomas Cole
Director, McGovern Center for Humanities & Ethics

Mr. Kevin Dillon
Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer 

Dr. Robert Emery
Vice President Safety, Health, Environment and Risk Management

Mr. Eric Fernette
Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Mr. Charlie Figari
Vice President and Chief Auxiliary Enterprises Officer

Mr. Scott Forbes
Vice President of Governmental Relations

Mr. Kevin J. Foyle
Vice President of Development and Public Affairs

Ms. Rose Hochner Nelson
Senior Vice President for Marketing and Communications and Chief of Staff to the President

Dr. Cameron B. Jeter
FY22 Chair Interfaculty Council

Dr. LaTanya Love
Executive Vice President, Student Affairs and Diversity

Ms. Niharika Neela
FY22 President, Student InterCouncil

Ms. Melissa Pifko
Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

Dr. Elda Ramirez
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council Representative

Dr. Natalia Sanchez
Chair, University Safety Council

Dr. Diane M. Santa Maria
Dean, Cizik School of Nursing

Mr. Daniel Sherman
Associate Vice President and Chief Audit Officer

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

Ms. Karen Spillar
Vice President of Enterprise Risk Management and Chief Compliance Officer

Mr. Wes Stewart
Vice President of Facilities Planning and Engineering

Mr. Mike Tramonte
Senior Vice President, Finance and Business Services and Chief Financial Officer

Dr. John Valenza
Dean, School of Dentistry

Mr. Amar Yousif
Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Dr. Jiajie Zhang
Dean, School of Biomedical Informatics