Greg Hartman Selected To Lead Texas A&M Health Science Center
Greg Hartman has been named Senior Vice President of the Texas A&M University Health Science Center, a role in which he has served as interim since August 2019. The title is effective on April 15. He retains a dual appointment as Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives for the Texas A&M University System.
Hartman will serve as Chief Operating Officer of the Health Science Center and oversee the operations, planning and integration for the center’s clinical activities in the colleges of medicine, nursing, public health, dentistry and pharmacy. He will report to Texas A&M President Michael K. Young, and will collaborate closely with Provost and Executive Vice President Carol A. Fierke, particularly on items related to the academic programs in the five colleges.
Hartman will retain a dual position to which he was appointed in January 2019 as the Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives for The Texas A&M University System, a role created by Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp in 2016 to foster collaborations among institutions within the system. Hartman has led two of the system’s most exciting health care initiatives: Healthy Texas, a program to improve population health in rural Texas and the Engineering Medicine (EnMed) program based in Houston. EnMed is an innovative program that allows students to earn joint medical and engineering degrees, with an emphasis on creating innovators and entrepreneurs in health care. Hartman recently helped spearhead a Texas A&M System project to build a $500 million complex in the Texas Medical Center area to house the EnMed program and provide housing for medical and nursing students in Houston.
Young remarked that Hartman is particularly suited for the job, considering his leadership within The Texas A&M University System and his long-time experience in health care. “We are thrilled to welcome Greg on a formal basis to this role,” Young said. “In his short time as interim leader, Greg has contributed substantially to the success of our colleges within the Health Science Center through operational excellence, vision and collaboration. I look forward to his continued work with the provost and deans of these colleges in creative and entrepreneurial partnerships, drawing on his background as a strategic leader.”
“Texas A&M has a culture of getting things done and serving people,” Hartman said. “It’s an honor to have this opportunity to work with innovators, big thinkers and the do-ers who make up the faculty, staff and students of the Texas A&M Health Science Center. I’m excited about what’s on the horizon for this great organization.”
Hartman has more than 30 years of experience in executive management, health policy, marketing, communications, government relations and philanthropy. He spent 14 years as a healthcare executive, running hospitals and other operations for Seton Healthcare in Austin.
Prior to entering the healthcare field, Hartman held executive positions in government agencies and mid-sized consulting companies including utilities, energy, public and higher education, government, advocacy and non-profits.