Implementation Teams

Achieve pre-eminence as an innovator

  • Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS
    Chief Academic and Research Officer and Senior Vice President
    Dean, Graduate School
  • Kathryn Lothschuetz Montgomery, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
    Associate Professor, PPEP
    Chair, Department of Partnerships, Professional Education, and Practice
    School of Nursing
  • Team Members

Promote diversity and a culture of inclusion

  • Roger J. Ward, EdD, JD, MPA
    Chief Accountability Officer, Vice President, Operations and Planning
    Vice Dean, Graduate School
  • Team Members

Foster a culture of accountability and transparency

  • Roger J. Ward, EdD, JD, MPA
    Chief Accountability Officer, Vice President, Operations and Planning
    Vice Dean, Graduate School
  • Team Members

Excel at interdisciplinary research

  • E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA
    Vice President, Medical Affairs
    Dean, School of Medicine
  • Mark A. Reynolds, DDS, PhD, MA
    Dean, School of Dentistry
  • Team Members

Excel at interprofessional education, clinical care and practice, and public service

  • Natalie D. Eddington, PhD, FCP, FAAPS
    Dean, School of Pharmacy
  • Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN
    Director, Center for Interprofessional Education
    Dean, School of Nursing
  • Team Members

Develop local and global initiatives that address critical issues

  • James L. Hughes, MBA
    Chief Enterprise and Economic Development Officer and Vice President
  • Richard P. Barth, PhD, MSW
    Dean, School of Social Work
  • Jane Lipscomb, PhD, RN, FAAN
    Professor, Department of Family and Community Health
    Director, Center for Community Based Engagement and Learning
    School of Nursing
  • Jody Olsen, PhD, MSW
    Visiting Professor, School of Social Work
    Director, Center for Global Education Initiatives
    Co-Chair, Global Health Interprofessional Council
  • Team Members

Drive economic development

  • James L. Hughes, MBA
    Chief Enterprise and Economic Development Officer and Vice President
  • Peter Swaan, PhD
    Professor and Director, Center for Nanomedicine and Cellular Delivery
    School of Pharmacy
  • Team Members

Create an enduring and responsible financial model for the University

  • Louisa Peartree, MBA
    Senior Associate Dean, Finance and Resource Management
  • Team Members

Create a vibrant, dynamic University community

  • TBD
    Francis King Carey School of Law
  • Angela Fowler-Young, MRP
    Director, Office of Capital Budget and Planning
  • Antonio Williams, MS
    Chief of Police
    Associate Vice President, Public Safety
  • Team Members

Fundamental Areas

Enhanced organizational structure for information technology

  • Peter J. Murray, PhD
    Chief Information Officer and Vice President
  • Sharon Bowser, MBA
    Interim Associate Dean and CIO for Information Services
    School of Medicine
  • Team Members

Improved two-way communication

  • Jennifer B. Litchman, MA
    Chief Communications Officer and Vice President
    Special Assistant to the President
  • Laura Kozak, MA
    Assistant Vice President
    Communications and Public Affairs
  • Team Members

Faculty and staff training

  • Kathleen M. Byington, MBA
    Chief Administration and Finance Officer and Vice President
  • TBD
    Human Resource Services
  • Team Members

Government and External Relations

  • Susan Gillette, JD
    Chief University Counsel and Vice President
  • Kevin Kelly, JD
    Executive Director of Government Affairs
  • Team Members

For additional information, contact:

Office of the Chief Operating Officer

Karen D. Matthews, MPA, Director, Planning and Program Development