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UT Tyler Appoints Jerry Stuff as COO

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September 20, 2018

Media Contact: Beverley Golden
Agency Director
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler

The University of Texas at Tyler recently announced the appointment of Jerry Stuff as vice president of operations and strategic initiatives and chief operations officer.

Stuff previously served as UT Tyler's associate vice president of facilities management and capital planning. In his new role, he will oversee all business operations including real estate planning and acquisition, facilities management, emergency management and assessment of the institutional strategic plan.

"Jerry brings an array of skill sets to the position, including master planning, contract management and compliance oversight, and has served in key roles in university and corporate settings,'' said Dr. Michael Tidwell, UT Tyler president. "He is a strong team member who is eager to contribute to the strength of UT Tyler operations.''

Stuff joined the UT Tyler staff in 2016, after serving 24 years as senior associate architect and project development director for a major public research university in Indiana.

He also served two corporate architectural firms as a licensed architect specializing in the master planning, urban planning, programming, design and construction of primary and secondary educational facilities.

Stuff holds bachelor's and master's degrees in architecture.

A member of the prestigious UT System, The University of Texas at Tyler focuses on student success and innovative research in the more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered. With more than 10,000 students, UT Tyler has facilities in Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston.

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