Claiborne Fant-School of Nursing, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and School of Health Professions
Ms. Fant, MA, serves as the Senior Business Manager and Chief of Staff for the UTMB Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Ms. Fant is responsible for overseeing and managing the day-to-day business operations, administrative affairs and developing the department’s goals and growth business strategies in collaboration with UTMB’s leadership.
Ms. Fant is the former program manager for the MD-PhD Combined Degree Program where she oversaw the operations and planning of all administrative, business, financial, and endowment activities. During that time, she also managed the activities of the UTMB Presidential Scholars Program. Prior to joining UTMB Health in 2013, Ms. Fant was the Business Specialist in the Performance Management Office for NASA’s Engineering and Science Contract Group (ESCG). During her tenure, she assisted with contract deliverable submissions to NASA customers and supported the Treadmill Vibration Isolation and Stabilization (TVIS) project to support NASA astronauts’ missions.
Ms. Fant completed a bachelor’s degree in biology and history from Converse College, South Carolina. She also earned a master’s in humanities with a focus in professional writing and applied graphic design and is currently completing her master of business administration degree at the University of Houston- Clear Lake.
With over a decade of experience working with various institutional departments heads, cross-functional teams, executive leadership, faculty, staff, and students, Ms. Fant is honored to support the endeavors of the Employee Advisory Council for the benefit of the UTMB community.