We’ve laid the foundation. Now let’s finish the house.

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  Team, A consistent and recurring comment coming from employee orientation is that UNT Health Science Center’s values matter. Our commitment to our values is creating momentum and giving us the ability to create a sustainable people culture. We’ve laid the foundation. Now it’s time to put the work in to complete our house.

Character, culture, chemistry – and the Chicago Cubs

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  Team, When Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein set about transforming the team from perennial losers to championship contenders, he drew up a blueprint that was unusual for baseball. The Cubs, he determined, would only acquire players with outstanding character. It was essential to his plan, and one of the pillars upon which he would Read More »

Now, and Next: Telling the UNTHSC story

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  Team, Part of my job as president of UNT Health Science Center is communicating the UNTHSC story. I am called upon to share a vision of UNTHSC to the students who learn here, the employees who work here, the lawmakers who fund us, the hospitals and health care systems who hire our graduates and Read More »

Achieving excellence through leadership

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  Team, Technical skills and job competencies are important. But they don’t automatically translate into the leadership and management skills needed to lead teams to achieve excellence in an increasingly complex environment. The best physicians, engineers, professors, or researchers may be the most technically competent in their respective fields. But that alone isn’t enough to Read More »

An invitation to my Summer Town Hall

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  Team, I’d like to invite you to my Summer Town Hall, scheduled for Tuesday, June 27, at 10 a.m. in MET 109-111. I plan to discuss a number of topics, including how the Health Science Center fared during the recent legislative session in Austin. I’d also like to share more about our vision of Read More »

A new law in Austin, a new era at UNTHSC

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  Team, Last week, thanks to the signature of Governor Greg Abbott and the hard work of countless colleagues, we have a new state law that significantly affects the future of UNT Health Science Center. Following nearly unanimous votes of support in the House and Senate, the governor signed into law House Bill 1913. The Read More »