Steven A. Hill will begin serving
as UNT's new director of institutional compliance Dec.
As the chief compliance officer for UNT and the UNT System,
he will be responsible for creating and implementing a university
and system compliance program by developing and executing compliance
assessment tools, monitoring procedures and educational programs.
"I am joining UNT from an excellent organization and am extremely
happy to be a part of the UNT family," Hill says. "I plan to collaborate
with UNT management using industry best practices to establish
a model universitywide compliance program and to develop increased
awareness about how the compliance function can and will benefit
each member of our university. I am happy to be a part of the Mean
Green family and I look forward to the challenges of leading the
future direction of compliance at UNT."
In addition, Hill will be responsible for recommending policy
initiatives to facilitate compliance with applicable federal and
state laws and regulations, and university and system policies.
He also will manage UNT's compliance office, which reports directly
to President Gretchen M. Bataille.
"Because issues of compliance are critical to our university's
future success, we sought to find an experienced professional with
a record of implementing programs for improvement through collaboration
and innovation," Bataille says. "The breadth of Steven's experience
and his clear record of success make him a perfect fit for leading
the future direction of compliance at UNT."
Currently, Hill serves as the institutional compliance coordinator
for the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio. In that position,
which he began in 2000, he is jointly responsible for developing
and implementing effective monitoring processes and training for
high-risk areas, addressing complaints, concerns and inquiries
in coordination with legal counsel, and conducting investigations
and operational reviews to resolve compliance challenges.
Prior to working in academia, he spent more than 20 years in various
leadership roles focused on compliance, audit, internal control,
quality assurance, accounting and finance operations in positions
with the U.S. Army Finance Corps in the United States, culminating
with his last assignment at 13th Finance Group with III Corps & Fort
Hood, Texas, and a variety of positions throughout Europe, as well
as two years with Ultramar Diamond Shamrock, now Valero's corporate
headquarters in San Antonio.
Hill earned his bachelor's degree and a dual M.B.A. degree in
international management and human resources from Wayland Baptist
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Rafael McDonnell can be reached at RMcDonnell@unt.edu.