Recent Initiatives


The mission of the Office of the Chief Operating Officer is to support the university’s success through unsurpassed operational excellence. This mission provides a foundation for a range of services designed to meet the needs of the institution under the direction of the COO leadership team:

  • Charlie Lane, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO)
  • Elias Eldayrie, Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO)
  • Jodi Gentry, Vice President for Human Resource Services
  • Brian Mikell, Chief Audit Executive (CAE)
  • Lee Nelson, Director, Office of Real Estate
  • Curtis Reynolds, Vice President for Business Affairs

Strategic Planning Effort

Safety and Security Task Force

Strategic Development Plan