AUSTIN, Texas—Dr. Larry R. Faulkner, president of The University of Texas at Austin, on Friday appointed Dr. Patricia L. Clubb to the position of vice president for employee and campus services.
Clubb currently is associate vice president of development at UT Austin. In this position, she has been responsible for the various units of the Development Office that involve fund raising and operational support. She works closely with the vice president for development in providing strategic direction for the University’s $1 billion capital campaign.
“Dr. Clubb has performed extremely capably in several complex roles in this institution for many years,” Faulkner said. “She has demonstrated the versatility and skills needed in this leadership position. Moreover, Pat has a strong commitment to quality of service, and I placed a great emphasis on this area in making this selection.”
“I am thrilled with this wonderful opportunity,” Clubb said. “I’ve been proud to be associated with an institution like The University of Texas at Austin, and I look forward to serving in this new capacity.”
The appointment is the first of three new vice presidential positions Faulkner will fill under a large set of changes to the administrative structure of the campus. The changes, announced in early March, are designed to allow the University to place a greater emphasis on improved service, to permit the University to respond effectively in a changing, fast-moving world and to manage its resources more efficiently. The positions of vice president for information technology and vice president for public affairs are expected to be filled later this summer.
Under the reorganization plan, key roles for the vice president for employee and campus services position include
- Development and delivery of most supporting services for on-campus clients
- Assurance of the integrity of the physical infrastructure of the campus
- Assurance of public and environmental safety
The position encompasses a large portfolio consisting of Travel Management Services, Faculty Center, PRC Commons, Jamail Texas Swimming Center, Texas Aquatics Program, Printing Department; University Supply, Mail and Duplicating; Campus Facilities Planning; Physical Plant; Utilities and Energy Management; Environmental Health and Safety; University Police Department; Parking and Transportation; Human Resources; Equal Employment Opportunity; Employee Assistance Program; and the University Child Care Center.
Clubb holds a Ph.D. in political science from UT Austin, as well as an MBA from UT Austin. In her capacity as associate vice president, she has served on numerous campus-wide committees. She has been with the Development Office at UT Austin since 1990. Previously, she served as coordinator of grants, information and research at the Texas Commission on the Arts.
A 10-member search committee chaired by Faulkner recommended Clubb for the position.