Stephen D. Barrett, MBA

Vice President for Operations


My mission as Vice President for Operations of the University of North Texas Health Science Center is to support a campus community that is aesthetically pleasing, clean, well maintained, energy efficient, safe and secure while providing responsive, friendly and efficient customer service. Our goals are accomplished by aligning use of educational and research facilities with the institution’s strategy, enhancing exterior aesthetics through existing and new green space, optimizing our support units to provide quality services efficiently and effectively across the institution and to cost effectively support internal and external rebranding of UNTHSC.

As Vice President for Operations, I am charged with the following:

  • Providing customer-focused, high quality facilities and services that support the health science center’s five mission-centric areas; administration, academic affairs, research, clinical care, and community engagement
  • Implementing an energy savings performance contract, upgrading campus infrastructure, while reducing energy consumption and costs
  • Improving institutional performance through ongoing process improvement and quality enhancement activities
  • Increasing funding from a variety of sources
  • Collaborating and supporting the vice president for strategy and measurement in developing service line measurements and feedback measurements to assess effectiveness of new process implementation
  • Working with the president and executive team to support high faculty, staff and student satisfaction across the organization
  • Coordinating with UNT System to ensure successful completion of all capital building projects and master plan implementation
  • Transforming UNTHSC’s landscaping, improve overall campus aesthetics by enhancing existing green spaces and creating new green space
  • Creating a culture of higher expectations and standards related to the quality and quantity of work and services provided to UNTHSC by the operations’ team
  • Establishing performance standards of excellence and utilizing management accountability to ensure all operation divisions deliver the highest service levels are provided to the UNTHSC community
  • Providing expert, reliable and confidential counsel and guidance to the president
  • Supporting, mentoring and developing operations leadership

Please take time to visit each of the various Operations Divisions’ websites to familiarize yourself with offered services and learn of our strategic goals and tactical initiatives. My goal is to provide useful information to the UNTHSC community to assist you in efficiently and effectively obtaining services from facilities management, HSC Police, Safety and Central Services. Your feedback is welcomed and appreciated.

Thank you,

Stephen D. Barrett, MBA
Vice President for Operations
UNT Health Science Center