Carlos R. Escobar, Associate Vice President for Business Operations and Facilities has agreed to assume responsibility for UTMB’s Supply Chain and Logistics functions, including Purchasing, Accounts Payable, Logistics (warehouse and supply operations), and Ancillary Services (Fleet, Mail, and Records Management Services).  

This reorganization also calls for a new leadership position that will be responsible for overseeing all Supply Chain Activities.  A search committee will be created to assist in filling the position of Executive Director for Supply Chain.

Ken Hall, Senior Finance Manager, will continue in his role with the Accounts Payable Team, managing the process of paying external vendors for goods and services as well as reimbursing UTMB Health employees for travel and other business expenses.

These teams will work together over the next six months to realign processes and identify ways to deliver services in a more streamlined, customer-focused manner. Thank you, in advance, for supporting these members of our team as we work to build a more effective and efficient Business Operations and Facilities division.

Toni D'Agostino, MA, has been promoted to Assistant Vice President of Sponsored Programs and Pre-Award Management, in recognition of her outstanding leadership and service. D'Agostino has been employed at UTMB since 1992. She has served as director of Sponsored Programs for the last seven years, and has extensive experience in research administration with a special focus on pre-award activities and human subjects research and management.

Jacqueline Reyes of Texas A&M International University was the winner of the UTMB Earth Day Art Contest. Her winning entry will be displayed on Earth Day posters, t-shirts and throughout campus and supports the 2012 theme - A Healthy Planet Saves Lives.