Compliance and Ethics Program

The purpose of the University of Texas at Austin Compliance and Ethics Program (CEP) is to promote and support a working environment which reflects the University’s commitment to maintaining the highest level of integrity and ethical standards in the conduct of its operations. Towards this end, the CEP will include programs and practices designed to nurture and preserve the University’s culture of respect and honesty while building compliance and ethics consciousness into the daily activities of its faculty and staff.

Executive Compliance Committee

The Executive Compliance Committee (ECC) is chaired by the President of the University and is composed of members of the University’s faculty and staff as is described in the ECC Charter.

Permanent Membership Incumbent
President William Powers
Deputy to the President Charles Roeckle
Executive Vice President and Provost Greg Fenves
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Kevin Hegarty
Vice President for Legal Affairs Patricia Ohlendorf
Vice President for Research Juan Sanchez
Vice President for Student Affairs Gage Paine
Vice President for University Operations Patricia Clubb
Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement Gregory Vincent
Chief Information Officer Brad Englert
Information Security Officer Cam Beasley
Athletics Director (Men or Women) Christine Plonsky
Director of University Compliance Services (ex-officio) Paul Liebman
Director of Internal Audits (ex-officio) Mike Vandervort
U.T. System Compliance Liaison (ex-officio) David Givens
Appointed Membership Incumbent
Dean of the College of Natural Science Linda Hicke
Dean of the College of Nursing Alexa Stuifbergen
Dean of Red McCombs School of Business Thomas Gilligan
Vice Provost for Biomedical Sciences Robert Messing


Compliance Officers Group

The Compliance Officers Group (COG) is an informal group of individuals on campus with significant compliance responsibilities associated with their job. The group meets bi-annually to discuss current compliance issues and best practices.

Area Representative
University Compliance Services Paul Liebman
University Compliance Services Clay Simmons
University Policy Office Candice Fischbach
Office of Sponsored Projects Susan Sedwick
Office of Sponsored Projects (Export Controls) David Ivey
Office of Research Support Wayne Patterson
Environmental Health & Safety Chip Rogers
Human Resource Services Karen Chawner
Office of Development, Endowments Jamie Cantara
Intercollegiate Athletics, NCAA Lori Hammond
Office of Internal Audit Angela McCarter
Controller, Accounting Karen Norman
ERM, Accounting Linc Leifeste
Office of Student Affairs Jennifer Hammat
Information Security Office Cam Beasley
Office of the Registrar Kim Taylor
Office of Institutional Equity Debbie Dillingham
ADA Coordinator Linda Millstone
International Office Teri Albrecht
Office of Legal Affairs Jeff Graves
UT System Compliance Liaison David Givens
Animal Resource Center Glen Otto
Provost Office Linda Dickens
Staff Ombuds Jennifer Sims