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

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.

Human Resources Annual Enrollment

Annual Enrollment is July 15-31, 2014. The Annual Enrollment period allows employees and retirees who are eligible for benefits to make changes to their group insurance elections and dependents, for the upcoming plan year, beginning September 1, 2014. Please visit the HR Annual Enrollment Website for more information.

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.

Bobby Stone wins Texas Parking and Transportation Association Distinguished Service Award

The Texas Parking and Transportation Association recently honored UT Austin's Director of Parking and Transportation Services with the 2013 Distinguished Service Award. Way to go Bobby!

USA Diving names UT Austin one of seven podium centers

It's official! Longhorn Aquatics and the Jamail Texas Swimming Center announced that USA Diving has named UT Austin one of seven podium centers. Congratulations on becoming part of this prestigious intitiative.

2013 Campus Master Plan

Campus planning is done with a long-term view that ultimately guides the day-to-day business decisions and investments of this great institution. Read more about the new master plan.

Communication assessment of University Operations in March 2013

Dr. Keri Stephens (College of Communication) and her graduate students will repeat the University Operations communication assessment, analyze the results, and make recommendations for improving communication specific to our units. The results will be shared with University Operations employees in June 2013.

For more information about the assessment view Dr. Stephens video. If you would like information about the results of our previous communication assessment view her 2008 report.

Survey of Employee Engagement Results

In March 2012 university staff were asked to participate in a survey measuring employee engagement. The overall results were positive for UT Austin. Our response rate was 40% and the indicators measured were generally comparable to other large organizations and institutions of higher education.

If you are interested in viewing the data from the survey, please see the executive summary and the aggregate data online. Questions about the survey may be directed to Cindy Posey.