UT Tyler Names New Chief of Business Officer

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July 11, 2022

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The University of Texas at Tyler has appointed Dwain Morris as the new executive vice president of administration and chief business officer (CBO), effective Aug. 1.

Morris, who succeeds Joe Woelkers who retired in February, comes to UT Tyler from UT Austin Dell Medical School and UT Health Austin where he served as the chief administrative and financial officer for the last five years.

He was identified through a national search and nominated by a search committee comprised of university officials and East Texas community leaders.

“We are pleased to welcome Dwain Morris to the UT Tyler leadership team,” said UT Tyler President Kirk A. Calhoun, MD, FACP. “He brings a wealth of expertise and experience that I am confident will advance our education, research, public service and health care delivery missions, as well as provide the leadership necessary to achieve our growth goals.”

At UT Austin Dell Medical School and UT Health Austin, Morris was responsible for all financial, facility and information technology functions, including accounting and financial reporting, budget and forecasting, strategic financial planning, facility planning and construction, operations, and management.

From 2014 to 2017, Morris led financial activities at Diabetes America, LLC, and served in a variety of leadership roles at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center for 15 years.

In his role as UT Tyler’s CBO, Morris will serve as a strategic partner to senior management, responsible for proactively making long-term and strategic recommendations on complex and diverse topics.

“I look forward to working in conjunction with UT Tyler leaders to develop and implement strategic plans to continue moving the university forward and meeting the educational and healthcare needs of East Texas,” Morris said.

He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Tarleton State University and Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture economics from Texas A&M University.

With a mission to improve educational and healthcare outcomes for East Texas and beyond, UT Tyler offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs to 10,000 students. UT Tyler recently merged with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (now known as UT Tyler Health Science Center). Through its alignment with UT Tyler Health Science Center (HSC) and UT Health East Texas, UT Tyler has unified these entities to serve Texas with quality education, cutting-edge research and excellent patient care. Classified by
Carnegie as a doctoral research institution and by U.S. News & World Report as a national university, UT Tyler has campuses in Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston.