Office of the Vice President of Administrative Affairs
Paul Morris, Vice President of Administrative Affairs Focus & Responsibility
Administrative Affairs supports the University’s physical resources and expansion efforts, including information technology, financial planning, business investments, human resources, events services, and auxiliary services. The division is instrumental in building the University’s financial reputation, providing the campus and community with resources, and supporting the University’s growth.
Areas of Responsibility
Auxiliary Services includes the Campus Bookstore, Campus Dining, Catering, Student Housing, and Road Scholar.
The mission of the Business Office is to provide accurate reporting to management, trustees, regents, legislators, auditors, and others who may have a vested interest in the financial activity or health of the University. This responsibility requires the office to focus on professional service, integrity, accountability, accuracy, and transparency. This responsibility also requires diligent attention to strong internal controls and the safeguarding of assets and financial information.
Event Services & Risk Management supports the University’s Mission by prodviding a centralized scheduling office, guest services, event production, ticketing, parking management, risk management, and safety excellence. We will accomplish our mission by using our resources effectively and performing in a secure and safe manner.
Facilities Management’s mission is to efficiently operate, maintain, and improve campus facilities that support University programs and provide a safe, clean, and friendly environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
The Human Resources (HR) Office supports DSU’s mission of quality education, culture of values, and culture of community by providing integral services to the University community, including employment, compensation, and policies. HR serves every employee and every department, program, and unit on campus. The Human Resources Office, as an integral partner of the Dixie State University community, recognizes that faculty, staff, and student employees are DSU’s most valuable resources.
The Information Technology (IT) Department works to enhance teaching and learning and to address IT challenges and opportunities through central planning, policies, and operations.
The Internal Audit Department provides independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve the operations of DSU. Internal Audit assists the University in accomplishing its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, internal control, and governance processes. Internal Audit assists Dixie State Administration, the Board of Trustees, and its Audit Committee in the effective discharge of responsibilities and in identifying, avoiding and, where necessary, mitigating risks.
The Budget and Planning Office’s role is to develop and maintain the University’s budgets and to provide data analysis, including projected budgets to support administrative decisions as well as State agencies, the Board of Regents, and the Dixie community. The Budget Office supports administration and its strategic planning processes by providing objective, accurate, and timely information, including analysis and advice for decision-making and resource allocations.