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EAC Officers

EAC Chair – Tilly Clark (Institutional Support)

  • Set the agenda and preside at all meetings of the Council;
  • Chair the Executive Committee;
  • Ensure the order of business is carried out unless the order of business is altered by an action approved in the meeting.  Order of business includes: 1) call the meeting to order; 2) approval of previous meeting’s minutes; 3) committee reports; 4) unfinished business; 5) new business; 6) miscellaneous (comments, announcements, tributes, etc.); 7) adjournment;
  • Contact EAC Council members after two consecutive absences;
  • Refer all matters submitted for the Council’s attention to the appropriate committee(s) and/or to the President;
  • Maintain and update a calendar of events relevant to the Council for the coming year;
  • Prepare a written annual report of the past year’s activities and progress, making it available to all members of the Council prior to the September meeting;
  • Serve as ex-officio member of all Council committees;
  • Serve as liaison to the President of UTMB, keeping the President informed regarding concerns of the Council and seeking the President’s support and advice, on behalf of the Council;
  • Attend UTMB Strategic Executive Council meetings;
  • Serve as representative of the UT System EAC;
  • Attend Campus events, when possible, and meetings as requested by the Office of the President.

Past Chair – Frank Valiulis (Institutional Support)

  • The Past Chair will serve on the EAC in an advisory role with no voting privileges.

Vice Chair – Dawn Meyer (Hospitals and Clinics)

  • Preside over the Council in the absence of the Chair;
  • Assist the Chair in performing leadership responsibilities;
  • Call a meeting of any committee that is not fulfilling its responsibilities;
  • Make, and distribute yearly, immediately following appointments, a list of Council committees and their members to all Council members;
  • Serve as parliamentary authority; make sure rules contained in the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order govern the Council and its committees.

Vice Chair-Operations – Lori DeWillis (Academic Enterprise) (Institutional Support)

  • Responsible for scheduling meeting dates and securing locations for each meeting;
  • Responsible for recording Council members’ attendance and advising the EAC Chair of any member who has two consecutive absences;
  • Record meeting minutes and files for retention on EAC iSpace folder;
  • Responsible for maintaining the budget aspects of the Council in conjunction with the EAC Chair.

Vice Chair-Communications – Truc Phuong Tran (Institutional Support)(Academic Enterprise)

  • Responsible for managing/updating EAC website/blog;
  • Responsible for contacting IS for video connections for remote members and open meetings.

 Philesha Evans & KirstiAnn Clifford are non-voting members who serve as support and advisory to the council.