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Leadership Transition


Yesterday, August 31, was Tony Ferrara’s last official day as our Senior Vice Chancellor for Finance and Chief Financial Officer. We wish him well in his retirement and appreciate all the great work he has contributed to the UT Health Science Center! In case you missed it, you can read more about Tony’s accomplishments here: https://news.uthsc.edu/ferrara-to-retire-after-guiding-finances-of-uthsc-for-almost-two-decades/.

Today, September 1, is the first official day on the job for Raaj Kurapati, our new Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer. We are excited to have Raaj on the team and look forward to the great contributions he will make at UTHSC! You can read more about Raaj in our announcement from July here: https://news.uthsc.edu/kurapati-named-executive-vice-chancellor-and-chief-operating-officer-at-uthsc/.

As we work through the transition of Tony leaving and Raaj settling in, please note the following details until further notice:

  • Direct inquiries that were formerly routed to Dr. Ken Brown or Mr. Tony Ferrara should be sent to Mr. Raaj Kurapati at rkurapat@uthsc.edu or 901.448.5523.
  • Anna Norris, executive administrative aide, will be assisting Raaj with scheduling meetings and coordinating other requests. She can be contacted at aadcock6@uthsc.edu or 901.448.4931.
  • Staff in the Office of Finance and Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor are available to support all areas.

Thank you in advance for your assistance and understanding as we move through this significant transition for our campus.