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Kevin Dillon

Kevin Dillon, MBA, CPA

Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer 


Kevin Dillon currently serves as the Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), in the Texas Medical Center. He has held several executive-level positions at the Health Science Center, including Executive Vice President for Administration and Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer. He assumed responsibilities as the Chief Operating Officer in September 2007 and was promoted to Senior Executive Vice President in January 2011.

Kevin has worked for UTHealth since 1996, during which time he has served in a number of financial, administrative and operational capacities. He currently has ultimate responsibility for virtually all of the non-academic operational areas of this nearly $2 billion component of the University of Texas System (including responsibility for facilities, information technology, finance, budgeting, human resources, practice plan business operations, auxiliary enterprises, environmental health and safety, and technology management). He has a direct reporting relationship with all of the chief administrative officers in the Health Science Center’s six schools (i.e., Medical, Dental, Public Health, Nursing, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and Health Information Sciences), as well as the Harris County Psychiatric Center and several research institutes.

Kevin is also the treasurer of UTHealth’s 1,300 provider healthcare corporation, “UT Physicians.” He serves on the executive committee of the board of the Texas Medical Center’s Thermo-Electric Corporation. He has also chaired the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Health Related Institutions’ Formula Advisory Committee.

Prior to working at UTHealth, Kevin worked for Pennzoil Quaker State and Ernst & Young in a variety of accounting and financial roles. He is a CPA and achieved the Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Management Accountant Professional designations, earlier in his career.

For many years, Kevin was a board member, and ultimately board chair, of the Houston-area Harris School, a therapeutic pre-school for special needs children. The Harris School is affiliated with the Galveston-Houston Psychoanalytic Institute.

Kevin graduated from UT-Austin with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in business administration.