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Executive Director of Systemwide Compliance & UT System Ethics Officer
Jason joined the University of Texas System in 2012 in the Office of General Counsel where he advised senior management at UT System Administration and each UT institution. Jason provided advice regarding governance and compliance, higher education issues, ethics-related matters, research, contracts, policies and procedures, internal investigations, and other matters. In January of 2017, Jason joined the office of Systemwide Compliance where he currently serves as its Executive Director and UT System’s Ethics Officer.
In his role as Executive Director of Systemwide Compliance, Jason works to support UT institutions as they work to promote a culture of ethical behavior and to ensure compliance with all applicable policies, laws, and regulations governing higher education, research, and healthcare. Jason collaborates with institutional executives to address critical compliance risks across the enterprise and works towards comprehensive solutions to address pressing needs.
Jason consults with and advises the Board of Regents Office regarding complex compliance and ethics issues, serves as liaison to the Office of General Counsel, and works closely with this Office to resolve various legal issues with an ethics or compliance component. He collaborates with the Office of Governmental Relations concerning State and Federal legislative matters impacting the UT System.
Jason received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Baylor University. Jason practiced law as an Assistant General Counsel for the Texas Ethics Commission for two years. He then practiced law as an Associate at Akers & Boulware-Wells L.L.P for nearly six years where he focused on representing governmental entities and earned the Municipal Law Certification from the Texas Municipal League.
He is currently a member of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, National Association of College & University Attorneys, and the Texas Bar Association. Jason and his wife Jill live in Austin, and he is the proud parent of three children, Dante, Natalie and Emma. Jason enjoys woodworking and has an avid interest in music.