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.

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

Barbara J. Stoll, M.D.
Dean, McGovern Medical School

Eric Boerwinkle, Ph.D.
Dean, UTHealth School of Public Health

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

Michelle Barton, Ph.D.
Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

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

Lorraine Frazier, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., F.A.H.A.
Dean, School of Nursing

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