Office of the Vice President for Administrative Affairs
Paul Morris, Vice President of Administrative Affairs
Focus & Responsibilities
Administrative Services is the division on campus which supports the University’s physical resources and expansion efforts, information and financial systems, business and employement services, as well as campus and auxiliary services. Administrative Affairs are an essential entity to the campus, providing the necessary infrastructure for the organization. The division is instrumental in building the financial reputation of the University; providing the campus and community with the necessary operations, resources and support for maintenance and growth.
Our Areas of Responsibilities
Auxiliary Services provides for many of the campus’s needs, including the Campus Bookstore, Campus Dining, Catering, Student Housing & the Road Scholar program.
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 producing quality-centralized academia and event scheduling, guest services, event production, ticketing, parking management, risk management and safety excellence. We will accomplish our mission by using our resources effectively and efficiently performing in a secure and safe manner.
The mission of the Facilities Management department is to efficiently operate, maintain and improve the campus facilities in support of the University programs by providing a safe, clean, attractive and friendly environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors.
The Human Resources Office supports the University mission of quality education, culture of values, and culture of community by providing integral services to the university community, including employment, compensation, and university policies. The office 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.
Dixie State University Information Technology works to enhance teaching and learning using Information Technology and to address IT challenges and opportunities through central planning, policies, and operations under the Chief Information Officer, Gary Koeven. Information Technology reports to the Vice President of Administrative Services. The Chief Information Officer is a member of the Institution’s Executive Staff.
Dixie State University’s Internal Audit Department is to provide independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve the operations of DSU. Internal Audit assists the University in accomplishing their 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 their responsibilities and in identifying, avoiding and where necessary mitigating risks.
The Budget Office mission is to develop and maintain the budget of the University, and to analyze and project budget information in order to provide decision support for administration as well as State agencies, the Board of Regents, and the Dixie community. The Budget Office supports Dixie State University administration and its strategic planning processes by providing objective, accurate and timely information, analysis and advice for the decision-making and resource allocation process. The Budget Office is also responsible for coordinating all aspects of the development, allocation, processing and monitoring of the University’s annual budget.