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Getting To Know You Series - Dr. Calvin Jamison

Thursday, May 11, 2023 10am to 11am

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This event is part of the BRIGHT Leaders Getting To Know You series.

Please join us as we get to know Dr. Calvin Jamison, Vice President for Facilities & Economic Development at University of Texas at Dallas. 

Dr. Calvin D. Jamison serves as vice president for facilities & economic development at The University of Texas at Dallas. His office is responsible for overseeing facilities management, economic development, construction, real estate, and auxiliary services. In a time of tremendous growth for the University, he continues to lead more than $2 billion in development and the addition of more than 14 million new and renovated square feet to the campus, including a mixed-use development called Northside, also known as “Comet Town.” UT Dallas has received more than 35 awards for building designs, LEED certification and sustainability under his leadership. 

Prior to his appointment at UT Dallas, Dr. Jamison served as senior vice president and chief administrative officer at Hampton University. He also previously served as chief executive officer/city manager of Richmond, Virginia, where he oversaw almost $4 billion in new development with a $1.2 billion budget and 4,500 employees, held faculty and administrative positions at Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia Tech, and worked in the private sector with the Ethyl Corporation. 

Dr. Jamison has served as a clinical professor in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences and received the 2013 UT Dallas Staff Diversity Award. An avid golfer, his office sponsors the Annual UT Dallas Scholarship Golf Tournament, which provides supplemental financial support for undergraduate and graduate students through the three scholarship endowments it supports.

 Dr. Jamison is the immediate past president of the Texas Association of State Senior College and University Business Officers (TASSCUBO), president-elect of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) and a member of its National Board of Directors. He has held membership in the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), the Research Universities Council, and the Southern Association of College and University Business Officers (SACUBO). Dr. Jamison has also served as a past president of the Richmond Arts Council, past chair Leadership Metro Richmond, and past chair of the Virginia Tourism Corporation Board of Directors where he received their Man of Vision Award. He received the Distinguished Alumni Service Award from Virginia Tech, and he was appointed to the Board of Visitors of Virginia Tech by the Governor of Virginia. Most recently, Dr. Jamison received the “Marks of Excellence Award” (highest honor) from the National Foundation of Black Public Administrators (NFBPA). He holds bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees from Virginia Tech.

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