Welcome to the Office of the Vice President for University Operations.

photo of Vice President Pat ClubbWe strive daily to enhance The University of Texas at Austin’s safety and physical infrastructure, and we’re dedicated to providing the myriad of support services that make this learning community one of the greatest places to study, work, create and grow in the world.


In the Spotlight

Congrats to Our HR Published Authors

Claire Moore and Henry Guevara of Human Resources partnered with the School of Nursing and the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education for a project lead by Dr. Sharon Brown involving culturally tailored diabetes prevention in the workplace. The project lead to them co-author an article that was published in this month's peer reviewed journal, The Diabetes Educator. It is the official journal of the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

University Operations congratulates our latest HR authors!

Farm to Work Program

Claire Moore and The University of Texas at Austin Farm to Work program are featured in this issue of Edible Austin.

University Leadership Network

University Operations staff represent in University Leadership Network video. Great job Fire Marshall Jimmy Johnson and Project Manager Stephanie Perrone.

University Operations shows heart

The Hearts of Texas campaign totals have been finalized and University Operations donated 173 gifts totaling $34,587 benefiting charities that will provide services to our local, national and global communities. The university raised $604,831. Within our organization, Project Management & Construction Services claimed the top spot for raising the most money and Parking & Transportation Services claimed the top spot for greatest number of individual gifts.

2014 Survey of Employee Engagement

The Executive Summary is now available.

Ebola Virus Disease: University Preparedness

The University of Texas at Austin has a robust, coordinated Infectious Disease Response Committee in place to implement precautions and make decisions in case of a possible Ebola outbreak on campus. University Health Services works closely and is in regular communication with our partners throughout campus and the community, including local and national government agencies, to ensure the safety of our students, faculty, and staff. For more information see the Healthy Horns Update on Ebola Virus Disease.

Leadership Growth Program

Dr. Clubb is pleased to announce the 2014 launch of the Leadership Growth Program to the University Operations portfolio. The Leadership Growth Program is an organization-wide effort to provide leadership enrichment and development opportunities to University Operations employees. Staff members from all levels of the organization are encouraged to participate. Please visit the University Operations Professional Development site for more information on the Leadership Growth Program curriculum, application process and to register for a Breakthrough Workshop.

Of Mice and Microgrids: A Profile of the US’s Largest Microgrid

EnergyEfficiencyMarket.com recently featured The University of Texas at Austin as the US’s Largest Microgrid. UT at Austin houses what is often described as the most integrated and largest microgrid in the US, a model for saving energy and money. Built in 1929 as a steam plant, the facility has evolved to provide 100 percent of the power, heat and cooling for a 20-million square-foot campus with 150 buildings. By redesigning the load control system and implementing new control strategies, while retaining high reliability not only for electricity, but also steam and cooling, UT Austin’s Utilities and Energy Management’s executive director, Juan Ontiveros, achieved the goal to increase fuel to campus without increasing cost. Read the full article.

Juan Ontiveros, Executive Director of Utilities and Energy Management was mentioned in Greenbiz.com’s Why the largest microgrid in the U.S. is in Austin.

The Office of Sustainability honored with Greenovation Award

Kimberly-Clark honored The University of Texas at Austin’s Office of Sustainability and Environmental Health & Safety with the Greenovation Award for their commitment to waste diversion and pursuit of a Zero Waste goal through the RightCycle recycling program. By participating in RightCycle, UT Austin has the opportunity to divert more than 5 tons of nitrile waste from the landfill. Get for more information about RightCycle.

2400 Nueces Receives Four-Star Rating from Austin Energy Green Building and LEED® GOLD Certification from U.S. Green Building Council

Amy Wannamaker, campus director of real estate for the University of Texas at Austin and Tom Trubiana, chief investment officer and executive vice president for EdR, were presented an award for Austin Energy Green Building (AEGB) 4-star rating for excellence in sustainable building practices in design construction along with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council on June 27, 2014. Read the press release.