The Right People

August 1, 2013

Witt/Kieffer, a leading national recruitment firm that specializes in academic medicine, has received substantial interest from highly qualified academics from across the United States. The university is looking for “the chief architect, executive and intellectual leader” of the new Dell Medical School, according to a newly posted job description. The firm’s immediate task is to create a list of highly qualified academic leaders by the end of the summer. What one question would you ask candidates?

UT Austin wants to provide the new dean with the resources needed. Fundraising activities have begun to create an endowment for the dean. The target is $10 million.

Two additional members have been added to the Dell Medical School Steering Committee: Charles Barnett, executive Board chair, Seton Healthcare Family, has been added as a member; and Dr. Steven Dell, medical director of Dell Laser Consultants and president of the American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery, has been added as an adviser. The Steering Committee, representing academic and community interests, provides oversight to the development of the Dell Medical School under the leadership of Steven Leslie, executive vice president and provost; Messing; and Sue Cox, UT Southwestern regional dean for Austin programs.

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