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Two Executive Promotions Announced this Spring
Promotions of Kevin Dillon and Osama Mikhail, Ph.D., strengthen areas of finance, business affairs and strategic planning at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, President James T. Willerson, M.D., has announced.
Administration and Business Affairs
Kevin Dillon has been promoted to the new position of executive vice president, administration and business affairs, and chief financial officer.
This title reflects “the further broadening of his role,” said the president. Dillon continues to lead financial and accounting functions, while his accountabilities have expanded into strategic planning, business development, organizational policy matters, and key administrative and business processes (including facilities, information technology, auxiliary enterprises, and human resources).
“Kevin has worked for the UT Health Science Center for 11 years, the last six helping me and our other senior leaders manage the complex administrative and business functions of this $750 million organization,” Dr. Willerson said. “Over these years, I’ve been impressed with his judgment, work ethic and commitment to excellence. He has come to be one of my closest advisors. I’m pleased that he will continue to work with us in this new, expanded role, as we confront the opportunities and challenges before us.”
Osama I. Mikhail, Ph.D., professor of management and policy sciences at the UT School of Public Health, where he teaches courses in strategic planning and health care finance, has been promoted to the new position of senior vice president, strategic planning.
Mikhail has been at the School of Public Health since 1989 and involved in strategic planning for 30 years at the Mead Corporation, Eli Lilly, the Sisters of Charity Healthcare System and St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System. He also has been a consultant on strategic planning at Westchester Medical Center in New York, at Duke University and Vanderbilt University Medical Centers, as well as for several large physician groups in Houston.
“Dr. Mikhail’s promotion represents a unique opportunity – one that will greatly enhance the strategic planning initiative of our institution,” said Dillon. The immediate focus is:
- enhancing a process for strategic planning for the UT Health Science Center at Houston;
- developing the upcoming Compact with the UT System;
- looking for more interconnections among the health science center schools, institutes, centers and units from a strategic perspective; and
- strategic planning for strengthening of relationships with Texas Medical Center institutions.
By Pamela Lewis, Institutional Advancement
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