Calvin Jamison Named UT Dallas’
Vice President for Business Affairs
July 10, 2007
Dr. Calvin D. Jamison, a seasoned university administrator, businessman, and municipal government leader, has been appointed vice president for business affairs at The University of Texas at Dallas.
Jamison was named as the university’s chief financial and business officer by UT Dallas President Dr. David E. Daniel following a year-long national search to replace Dr. Larry D. Terry, who passed away unexpectedly last June. Jamison’s appointment is effective Aug. 1.
The new vice president will report directly to Daniel. He most recently served as senior vice president and chief administrative officer at Hampton University in Hampton, Va., and is the former city manager of Richmond, Va.
“I am very excited that Dr. Jamison will be joining UT Dallas,” Daniel said. “His experience as city manager of Richmond will prove invaluable in managing the business affairs of the university and forging partnerships with our community as we continue our expansion. He also brings a wealth of experience in managing all aspects of university administration and will be instrumental in assuring that our business affairs are efficient and effective. Dr. Jamison is highly regarded for his outstanding skills in creating and supporting a transparent, team-oriented approach to management. I am looking forward to working with him.”
Jamison said, “The University of Texas at Dallas has, in a very short period of time, established itself as an excellent institution with tremendous growth potential. I look forward to joining this vibrant, high energy organization under Dr. Daniel’s leadership. My many years of diverse experiences have been characterized by a customer-focused, results-oriented track record with a passion for progress. And, having spent time on both sides of the ‘town and gown,’ I recognize the important role that universities play as economic and cultural engines for the overall community.”
The Office of Business Affairs is responsible for administering UT Dallas’ operating budget, which exceeds $279 million in the current fiscal year.
The unit consists of the vice president’s office and major functional departments involved in the day-to-day operation of the university, such as financial management, budgets and reporting, facilities maintenance, planning and construction, land development, police and administrative services including human resources, payroll, purchasing, the print shop, food service and the university bookstore.
The vice president for business affairs also is the designated custodian of records for the university, acts as the university’s ethics officer and oversees the university’s historically underutilized business program. The office employs more than 280 people.
Jamison earned an Ed.D. degree, a master’s degree and an undergraduate degree from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
About UT Dallas
The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor, enrolls more than 14,500 students. The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UT Dallas, please visit the university’s website at www.utdallas.edu.
Contact Susan Rogers, UT Dallas, (972) 883-4325, [email protected]