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Efficiency and Effectiveness Initiative

The Efficiency Initiative is of paramount importance to the University.  We are taking action to run things more effectively, provide better service, and make the best use of public resources.
   ~ Dr. Allen Sessoms, UDC President

You Can Help!

We are always looking for suggestions and ideas to improve our operations and services at UDC.  Do you have a suggestion for improving efficiency and the overall effectiveness of the University?  Send us your ideas by email to

Efficiency and Effectiveness Initiative

Work Group

The efficiency work group drives strategic cross-cutting efficiencies and improves operational effectiveness and resource allocation throughout the University.  This is an ongoing process that will be integrated with the strategic plan and budget process.  The working group will include individuals from each department (departments with small budgets and limited potential efficiency impacts may not need to appoint an official representative, but will be called upon to assist relevant efficiency initiatives as appropriate).  The efficiency working group is led and facilitated by the Managing Director of Finance. 

Academic AffairsJosh WeberSenior Analyst for Strategy and
Academic AffairsHoward WaysSustainability
Academic AffairsJosh LaskySustainability
Business and FinanceSteven
Graubart *
Managing Director of
Business and FinanceKaren Wong **Manager of Special
Business and FinanceJackie XuFinancial Planning and Analysis
AthleticsMichael RileyAssociate Athletic
Community CollegeJulie JohnsonDeputy Director - Community
FacilitiesLevita BassettManagement Liason
Government RelationsPatrick BatemanDeputy Director - Government
Human ResourcesMyrtho BlanchardChief Human Resources
Information TechnologyBrandon RussellNetwork/Systems
Student AffairsKimberly PennamonAssociate Vice President - Student
University Relations and Public AffairsJackie MalcolmExecutive Director, Interactive

* Leader and Facilitator of Efficiency Initiative - Steve Graubert
** Project Manager of Efficiency Initiative - Karen Wong