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  • Attract and retain outstanding faculty, administrators and staff who are committed to our goals and core values.
  • Provide our people with the leadership and professional development opportunities to enhance their knowledge and career satisfaction.
  • Use market-based compensation and recognition programs to promote and reward outstanding performance.
  • Use annual evaluations to set performance expectations and provide feedback about work efforts and skill development needs.
  • Collect and use employee feedback to optimize employee engagement and satisfaction.
  • Share critical data about UTMB’s strategic vision and direction at all levels of the organization for effective decision-making.


  • Promote a culture of high reliability and trust by continuously improving quality and safety.
  • Hold every member of the UTMB community accountable for acting with integrity, compassion and respect toward one another and those we serve.


  • Provide innovative educational programs and curricula that are continuously improved based on recognized state and national standards and metrics.
  • Develop the infrastructure and identify the resources needed to increase student enrollment and enhance student success.
  • Expand interprofessional educational opportunities for students to improve collaboration in patient-focused health care.
  • Enhance the transparent reporting of student and faculty outcomes to better recognize outstanding performance.
  • Educate our patients, families and key communities about attainment of better health.


  • Focus on leveraging our strengths and opportunities to raise our NIH rankings and maintain research funding.
  • Grow collaborative research partnerships to expand our capacity for multidisciplinary research.
  • Improve the infrastructure that ensures high-quality research and outcomes.
  • Optimize the management of research space.
  • Support and promote technology transfer and commercialization of research discoveries.
  • Increase the number of clinical faculty involved in translational and clinical research.

Health System

  • Create and implement transformative clinical delivery systems that advance patient access and clinical efficiency, strengthen our support systems, and position UTMB well in a reformed health care environment.
  • Enhance access to primary care and specialized patient care services to support our academic mission and address the health needs of Texas and the communities we serve.
  • Develop a long-term contractual arrangement with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice that provides offender care without deficit spending by UTMB.

Strategic Management and Growth

  • Revitalize our enterprise capabilities by modernizing, repairing and strengthening our facilities and support systems to sustain our mission.
  • Develop concepts, plans and proposals for construction of new facilities or new renovation of existing facilities in support of our plans and needs.
  • Prioritize resources to advance UTMB’s mission and goals.
  • Promote a culture of innovation and agility to adapt to the changing environment and markets.
  • Optimize the configuration of mission and support programs needed to address the changes associated with health policy and health care reform.
  • Ensure transparency and value by sharing key financial data and quality and operational metrics to improve accountability, fact-based decision-making and organizational performance.
  • Work with UT System administration to pursue overall system efficiencies with development of approaches and policies for optimal strategic resource management.

Financial Success

  • Meet or exceed the institutional adjusted margin and maintain adequate cash reserves.
  • Improve our operational budget development process.
  • Enhance our long-term capital planning process to improve alignment with our strategic plans.


  • Collaborate with local, state and national leaders to address our strategic challenges and opportunities in order to achieve long-term success.
  • Engage key stakeholders to support our education, research and health care missions.
  • Develop partnerships to assess and improve the health of the populations we serve.
  • Strengthen awareness of UTMB’s programs and services.
  • Develop increased philanthropic commitments to support our mission-critical initiatives.