“I hope that through working with the financial and technology staffs, we will be able to provide our students, faculty and staff with the tools and resources they need to accomplish their objectives and fulfill their strategic initiatives,” Hawks said. “Ultimately, the goal is to create a better experience for our students, faculty and staff.”
He will directly oversee the college’s fiscal, technological and operational management functions.
Hawks previously served as a senior auditor at the university. In that position, he completed consulting reports for senior-level administration across a variety of areas and programs including system-wide academic advising efficiency, capital planning processes and a policy revision task force.
Prior to his work for UT, Hawks held positions at Southern Utah University, Sonic Innovations, Inc., Office Max, Inc. and Wells Fargo. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Southern Utah University, as well as an MBA from Indiana University. He is currently pursing a doctorate at the University of Tennessee.
Hawks and his wife, Amy, have three children. In his spare time, he enjoys mountain biking, hiking and watching college football.