UTHSC Appoints Steve Rowland Assistant Vice Chancellor for Business

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Effective on February 1, Steve Rowland, a 31-year veteran of the UTHSC staff, was appointed assistant vice chancellor for Business. Rowland reports to Anthony A. Ferrara, vice chancellor for Finance and Operations.

Effective on February 1, Steve Rowland, a 31-year veteran of the UT Health Science Center staff, was appointed assistant vice chancellor for Business. Rowland reports to Anthony A. Ferrara, vice chancellor for Finance and Operations.

“Steve’s in-depth knowledge of the Health Science Center’s policies, personnel and methods of operating make him uniquely qualified to assume this new position,” said Vice Chancellor Ferrara. Rowland was selected for the position following a national search.

In his new role, Rowland is responsible for the oversight and administrative management of the Purchasing Services Office and the Business Contracts Office, comprising the Business Services Unit. He also oversees auxiliary activities, including the Campus Bookstore, General Stores, Food Service, Printing Services, Mail Services, Vending Operations, and Student Housing. In addition, Rowland will lead development and implementation of a customer-oriented business and auxiliary services office.

Prior to his appointment, Rowland held various positions with increasing levels of responsibility within the Health Science Center. He was director of Purchasing Services for more than 11 years, purchasing manager for 15 years, and a buyer in the Purchasing area for more than five years. Before joining UTHSC, he worked for the City of Memphis for two years.

Rowland was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force for three years and also served in the Air Force Reserve for eight years. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Memphis State University. Rowland also holds the Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) designation from the Institute for Supply Management.