Institutional Support

Representatives of Institutional Support

Tilly Clark (

T Clark PicTilly has been a part of UTMB, working all 23 years for the Office of the President.  She started as an Accounting Clerk and, through the years, achieved an education in Hospitality and is now the Assistant Director of the Special Use Facilities.  Her main focus is to manage and direct the operations of two historic properties, guest accommodations and six conference facilities.  Her office is located in UTMB’s crown jewel, the Open Gates Conference Center.  There she manages meetings, luncheons, receptions, facility tours, as well as, personal and private events for UTMB’s faculty, staff, student, Development Board and President’s Cabinet members.  She prides herself on her attention to customer service details and the anticipation and fulfillment of all event needs.

After the Hurricane Ike disaster, she participated in the mitigation and reconstruction planning of the Open Gates and Rosenberg House facilities with UTMB leadership, FEMA and OFPC.  Since that time, she has become a part of the Damage Assessment Team to Operations with the responsibility in guiding the recovery all fine art on campus in the event of a disaster.

She is honored to serve on the Employee Advisory Council and work with individuals from around campus to help create a work environment where we maximize talent to the benefit, diversity is valued,  individual aspirations are fulfilled and relationships are strengthened.


Leslie Blacketer (

Leslie graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Human Performance in 1991 from the University of Houston – Clear Lake. Before beginning her 18 year career at UTMB she worked at St. Mary’s Hospital in Galveston as a Fitness Specialist in the Physical Therapy Department.  She came to UTMB in January of 1998 as the Assistant Manager of the Alumni Field House and became the Manager in 2000.

Leslie has had the pleasure of developing associations and friendships across the institution with a very diverse population, including the members of the Field House. These interactions have allowed her to stay in touch with the concerns and issues that are important to UTMB employees. Leslie has worked closely with the Office of Student Life and the Student Government Association as well as the Retiree’s Association to retain memberships and to hear concerns and suggestions from their specific groups for the Alumni Field House. She has a gained a wide array of knowledge concerning all areas of UTMB through her associations with the groups that the Field House serves.

Leslie currently lives in Galveston with her 16 year old daughter and 13 year old son and participates in various parent groups for the GISD school district.

Leslie values the opportunity to serve on the Employee Advisory Council as she feels that her experience with a very diverse group of associations within the UTMB community keeps her in tune with the mindset of the remarkable employees that work here.


Frank Valiulis (

F ValiulisFrank joined UTMB in 1999 and worked in Information Services since then.  He is an Associate Director leading the Incident Management team of Administrative Information Systems.  My team and I provide technical production support for the Administrative Information Systems including PeopleSoft and Kronos.  His combined Information Technology experience at UTMB and prior to that at UT Austin is close to 19 years.  While serving in many different roles he always took pride in providing exceptional customer service to internal and external customers.

During my tenure at UTMB he has initiated and promoted many business process improvements.  He has taken an active role in fostering collaborations around campus and with other organizations.  He has given presentations at regional and national conferences.  Relationship building and knowledge sharing stood front and center in all of those initiatives.

Information Services has instituted a Fellowship program for recent graduates and he takes pride in chairing the committee overseeing that program.  As part of that program he is excited to work closely with new employees who will be future leaders at UTMB.  He believes strongly in the benefits of a diverse workforce that is held together by a common bond of effective inclusion efforts.  He considers myself fortunate to have an opportunity to further those efforts by serving on UTMB’s Diversity Council.

By serving on the Employee Advisory Council and building on the proud heritage of UTMB, he will promote an inclusive and collaborative environment respecting all the different voices around campus.  He will foster dialogues amongst all members of our UTMB community with the goal to initiate and promote positive change around campus.  Working with individuals from around campus he is determined to help shape the future of this great organization always remembering that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.