Academic Enterprise

Representatives of Academic Enterprise

Jennifer Anderson (

Jennifer pic 10_14I started with UTMB in July 1996 and I have a total of 15 years of service.   I have worked in the Budget Office, Payroll Office, Project Team to Implement People Soft, Provost Office and the School of Nursing.   I am currently the Senior Business Coordinator for the School of Nursing.   I am responsible for the Human Resources, Administrative and Payroll functions for the School of Nursing.  I’ve had the opportunity to meet many great people at UTMB throughout my career.   I have a passion for helping and educating individuals to be able to utilize their skills to the fullest.

I currently live in Dickinson with my husband of 14 ½ years and my 5 and 13 year old daughter.

I would like the opportunity to participate in the Employee Advisory Council because I can offer a variety of viewpoints based on the various areas I have had an opportunity to work in these past 15 years at UTMB.  As a team, I believe we can make a difference and be able to meet needs of  employees across the institution.




Susanne Johnston (

S JohnsonI am proud to say that I have been employed at UTMB for 18 years. During that time, I have had the fortune of working in all areas related to the Mission of UTMB – Clinical, Educational, and Research. I currently work for Steve Mueller in Administrative Service Group 7 (ASG-7). I am a Business Manager for the following areas in the School of Medicine: Department of Psychiatry, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Center for Addiction Research, Institute for Translational Sciences, General Clinical Research Center, and the Sealy Center for Molecular Medicine. I am responsible for the development and financial management of budgets, financial analysis and forecasting, account reconciliation, financial reporting, grants management, and supervision of support staff. I have a business administration education and experience in the organization and management of large projects.

In my years here at UTMB, I have experienced many professional challenges and triumphs. I participated in the recovery of UTMB during the aftermath of hurricane Ike. Together with my supervisors and colleagues, we were able to relocate our offices after they were completely flooded and open new clinics in Galveston and on the mainland after they were also ruined. I believe that the health and well being of our patients and fellow employees is very important to the success of this wonderful university.

I have had the opportunity to serve on a variety of committees, and work with others to initiate positive changes at our University. Together with one of my colleagues, I taught classes in the use of PeopleSoft related to Financial Management. I listen to people’s concerns and/or suggestions and provide assistance and advice when asked. My husband, John, and I have one son and 2 grandsons. We have had the joy of offering our home to 9 foster children during our 23 year marriage. I have a real desire to learn new things, share knowledge whenever possible, and provide assistance to anyone who needs it. I genuinely care about our patients, faculty, students and my co-workers and would be honored to represent you, my fellow employees, on the Employee Advisory Council.

Laura Rosales (

Laura Rosales 8_14I have over 22 years of higher education experience; having worked in fiscal affairs, auxiliary services and research administration at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMUCC) and Texas Woman’s University. In August 2012, I came to UTMB as Associate Director for Research Operations, overseeing post award administration, time and effort and sub-recipient monitoring. A year later, I was promoted to Director of Sponsored Programs with the responsibility of pre-award, post award, contracts, project set-up and sub-recipient monitoring.

I have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, an MBA, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Higher Education Administration. My passion is creating and leading teams in collaborative working environments. Currently, in Research Services we are working to streamline processes and identifying ways we can better serve our faculty and campus departments.

In June 2014, I was honored to be asked to fill a vacancy representing the Academic Enterprise on the Employee Advisory Council. Having served the employee council for several years at TAMUCC, I am excited to join the UTMB council! I look forward to identifying opportunities where we can make UTMB an even better place to work!