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About University Operations

The Office of the Vice President for University Operations was founded in 2000 to provide quality leadership and service to the faculty, staff, students and visitors of The University of Texas at Austin. Led by Dr. Pat Clubb, the University Operations portfolio consists of one vice president and four associate vice presidents overseeing a diverse array of service units. These units provide a variety of services to the university, ranging from child care to lab-safety training, and law enforcement to competitive swimming programs. University Operations also meets most of the university’s operational needs, including construction planning, building maintenance, benefits administration, and many others.

If you want to learn more about Vice President Clubb, please e-mail Beth Palazzolo to request a bio.

Organizational Units

University Operations is comprised of four organizational units.

Our Goals

  • Quality

    Foster a portfolio of units that deliver continually improving, high-quality services to the campus.

  • Continuity

    Uphold the continuity and integrity of our campus fabric by maintaining existing buildings and developing new facilities in such a way that we meet the needs of our ever growing and changing community.

  • Communication

    Communicate with the campus community about our portfolio and the services our units offer, and gather feedback on our public perception in order to continually improve our operations.

  • Efficiency

    Provide a financial management system for our units that will help them make cost-effective decisions that save the university money.

  • Leadership

    Create a unit that delivers organizational development and leadership services to our portfolio and the whole university community.

  • Technology

    Provide information technology services to our portfolio that enable our units to better serve the campus.

  • Diversity

    Celebrate all the ways diversity enriches our community, and strive to increase the level of staff diversity throughout our portfolio.

  • Safety and Security

    Serve the campus with a safety and security operation that protects the university community from the potential effects of an emergency, ensuring the safest possible environment for faculty, staff, students, and visitors.

Our Values

  • Service

    We value the act of making a contribution through improving customer service and satisfaction, and through fulfilling our promise to this community.

  • Leadership

    We encourage leading by example through the use of best practices, acting with integrity, upholding ethics, promoting diversity in the workforce, and fostering collaboration, communication and cooperation among coworkers.

  • Innovation

    We believe in promoting change for the good of our employees and the university, and we value constantly striving for improvement of work processes and systems.

  • Creativity

    We value putting forth new ideas, implementing unique concepts and developing new, creative approaches to workplace challenges.

  • Excellence

    We think everyone should strive to perform at a level above and beyond normal job duties.

Did You Know…

Thanks to Fire Prevention Services, we’ve taken safety precautions to make the university one of only two Texas universities with all campus residence halls 100 percent sprinkler protected.