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