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Business Affairs Structural Reorganization Announced


Business Affairs is undertaking a restructuring, designed to allow Business Affairs to be more nimble, supportive and collaborative in meeting the university’s mission. While changes have been occurring over the past few months, we wanted to share the details with you now.

Barbara Centeno has been promoted to the role of Deputy Officer for Business Affairs. She will oversee our Administrative and Facilities Support areas, which include Human Resources, Facilities, Real Estate, Business Contracts and Purchasing.   

Dave Riker will assist Barbara and support these changes in his role as Interim Senior Associate Vice President for Business Affairs. He will oversee Facilities, Business Contracts, Purchasing, and Real Estate. Paul Goodman will serve as Interim Associate Vice President for Facilities.  

Campus Services will now become part of the Student Affairs Division, beginning April 1. This shift will consolidate, under Student Affairs, the departments providing student-focused auxiliary services. Effective February 1, Distribution Services joined the Campus Services team. This includes Central Receiving, Mail Services, General Stores, and Records Storage that were formerly under Financial Affairs. We expect these changes to be transparent to the end users of these services. Business Affairs expects to continue to collaborate with Campus Services on numerous projects. 

To better understand our new structure, you can view our updated organization chart.   

At A Glance

Other major changes that have taken place in the past six months include:

· Lab Safety moved from EHSRM and Public Safety to the Research Division.
· Budget and Financial Planning moved from Financial Affairs to directly report to VPBA as a new department. The Assistant Vice President for Budget and Financial Planning position was created in December 2017. 
· Distribution Services moved from Purchasing in Financial Affairs to Campus Services.
· PeopleSoft Service and Support Center was renamed and became Business Information Services.

Business Affairs makes success happen at UTSA, with every one of our staff members committed to satisfying the campus community every day on every job. We are updating our organizational structure to support UTSA’s next 50 years and to continue to be effective. We are instituting these changes for several reasons, including the establishment of a second in command for the division who will provide support for a broad scope of Business Affairs work.

These moves help strengthen our focus on our customers in the UTSA campus community and beyond. This structure also helps prepare our administrative, university support, and financial service functions for the foreseeable future.

We will continue to be guided by our Business Affairs Guiding Principles and UTSA’s Strategic Plan. We remain focused on delivering the highest quality customer service.