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Meet the Assistant Vice Chancellor

Ms. Shenika Thomas, MPS, CFE, MBA

Ms. Shenika Thomas, MPS, CFE, MBA
Office of the Chancellor & Executive Vice Chancellor
Assistant Vice Chancellor
(901) 448-2785
sthoma26@uthsc.edu

Shenika D. Thomas, MPS, CFE, MBA serves as the Assistant Vice Chancellor of the business and fiscal affairs in the Office of the Chancellor and Executive Vice Chancellor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). She has the responsibility of providing leadership for the business and fiscal affairs for the Chancellor and Executive Vice Chancellor’s office and its administrative units. Responsibilities include coordinating the day-to-day management of the fiscal operations and the effective management of her responsible units. Ms. Thomas began her university service in December 2005 in the Office of the Chancellor as an Administrative Assistant. She previously served as the Director in the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor.

Ms. Thomas has budget and fiscal responsibility for all units under the Executive Vice Chancellor’s (EVC) purview. The scope includes directly overseeing all financial planning, management, and the business management including purchasing, accounts payable, payroll, budgeting, contracts, financial accounting and reporting, equipment inventory control, leased auxiliary enterprises and maintenance.  She advises the EVC on sensitive organizational matters concerning the finance and business operations of the departments as well as provides advanced analytics for the departments.  She acts as a key change agent for department wide initiative, and provide mentorship and leadership directly and indirectly to others from a general business management perspective.

Ms. Thomas earned her Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) with a concentration in Organizational Leadership, Master of Professional Studies (MPS) with a concentration in Human Resource Leadership from the University of Memphis and her Master of Business Administration in spring 2015. Ms. Thomas is currently working on earning her EdD in Leadership and Learning in Organizations at Vanderbilt University (Peabody College). Ms. Thomas was awarded her Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) credentials by the Association of Certified Examiners (ACFE). The Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential denotes proven expertise in fraud prevention, detection and deterrence. The ACFE association is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education.

Ms. Emma Anderson

Emma Anderson
Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor
Sr. Administrative Service Assistant
(901) 448-5295
eander11@uthsc.edu

Ms. Robyn Smyth

Robyn Smith, MBA
Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor
Executive Administrative Aide
(901) 448-4797
rsmit189@uthsc.edu

Ms. Tabitha Davis 

Tabitha Davis
Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor
Financial Specialist I
(901) 448-2560
tndavis@uthsc.edu

Mrs. Aquila Phillips

Aquila Phillips
Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor
Financial Specialist I
(901) 448-2788
aphill48@uthsc.edu

 

Last Published: Oct 12, 2017