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Reorganization of Executive Vice President and COO Portfolio Announced

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Patrick Hogan today announced a reorganization of his management team that will position the University of Virginia to operate more efficiently, meet its future strategic priorities and capitalize on internal bench strength.

The changes will be effective Monday.

“Higher education faces an expectation that it will maintain or raise its quality while also containing costs,” Hogan said. “Fortunately, U.Va. has a track record for doing both. I believe the new structure of the organization draws upon the extraordinary talent of the current professional staff and better aligns the functions of the office with the ongoing business operations of the University and the important strategic priorities ahead of us. It will also give us a greater opportunity for teaming and collaboration to achieve greater efficiencies and improvements within various areas of the EVP-COO portfolio.”

Hogan announced last month he wished to tap existing talent and realign functions within the portfolio instead of hiring a new vice president and chief financial officer. As a result, three individuals will be added to Hogan’s management team, while two current members of Hogan’s team will have expanded responsibilities. 

New to Hogan’s management team:

  • Melody Bianchetto, formerly the assistant vice president for budget and financial planning, will be named associate vice president for finance. Her responsibilities will include the Office of the Comptroller, the Office of Sponsored Programs and Student Financial Services. Melissa Clarke will serve in an interim capacity during the search for a new assistant vice president for budget and financial planning.
  • Gary Nimax, formerly assistant vice president for finance and director of university-related foundation administration, will be named the assistant vice president for compliance and enterprise risk management. His responsibilities will include the creation of a new compliance and enterprise risk management office, as well as the Office of Property and Liability Risk Management (formerly known as Risk Management). The University’s enterprise risk management function will focus on a framework for assessing and managing the strategic and high-level operational risks of the University.
  • Jim Matteo, formerly assistant vice president for treasury management and fiscal planning, will be named University treasurer and will assume administrative oversight of University-related foundations.

On Hogan’s management team with expanded responsibilities:

  • Vice President for Management and Budget Colette Sheehy’s current responsibilities will be expanded to include Business Operations and the Office of the Architect.
  • Assistant Vice President and Chief of Staff Megan Lowe will take responsibility for the University’s Policy Office and programmatic aspects of AccessUVa, the University's financial aid program.

Other related changes include naming David Boling as assistant vice president for finance and University comptroller and Steve Kimata as assistant vice president for Student Financial Services.

Hogan also announced a formal, continuous and comprehensive operational excellence program to enhance effectiveness and efficiency in administrative and academic areas, an important goal identified by the current strategic planning effort under way at the University. More information will be forthcoming prior to the end of the fiscal year.

Functions within the Medical Center and University Human Resources are unchanged. Internal Audit, Emergency Preparedness and University Police will continue to report directly to Hogan.

The new organization chart is online.

 

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