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Patrick Hogan named U.Va. Executive Vice President and COO

October 19, 2012

Dear Members of the University Community:

This morning the Board of Visitors voted to endorse my selection for executive vice president and chief operating officer of the University.

I am pleased to tell you that Patrick D. Hogan will start his work in this important role on Oct. 25. As you may know, the EVP-COO works together with the provost to form the core of my senior leadership team.

Pat Hogan brings enormous depth of knowledge and experience in areas critical to U.Va.'s future. His business, management and health-care expertise complement the broad academic background of Provost John Simon. Together, this team puts the University in a strong position to meet the challenges facing all of higher education.

For more than 35 years, Pat served in a variety of increasingly complex and important roles for Ernst & Young, the global professional services firm. This work included accounting, finance, risk management, compliance, operations, business processes, corporate governance and strategy.

Ernst & Young operates in 140 countries, with 167,000 employees and revenues of $24.4 billion. Living in London from 2006 until this year, Pat oversaw the company's global quality and risk management function. Before that, he was posted to Hong Kong, where he led Ernst & Young's Asia/Pacific auditing and advisory business services, which comprised more than 20,000 people and $1.5 billion in revenue. One of his signature accomplishments was helping to transform an international partnership from a decentralized model to a clearly articulated brand with well-defined policies, practice standards and technologies. His professional skill set will clearly benefit the University.

Pat, who lives in Charlottesville with his wife Sharon, has strong ties to U.Va. His daughter and son-in-law, among other family members, earned degrees here. Pat was a long-time member of the McIntire School of Commerce Advisory Board and has guest-lectured at McIntire and developed case studies with faculty. He was appointed last year to the Medical Center Operating Board, and has contributed in that capacity to the development of a new Medical Center strategic plan.

Please join me in welcoming Pat Hogan to our University community.

Teresa A. Sullivan
President