By Olivia Krauth–

U of L’s Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration Harlan Sands introduced a new organizational structure to affected staff members on June 10.

The new structure, which will affect more than 600 employees, will:

-split the Business Affairs unit into Operations and Facilities Management units.

-split the finance unit into Finance/Controller and Budget and Planning units.

-add a new unit, Performance Improvement and Business Analytics, which focuses on increasing efficiency.

– have Public Safety begin reporting directly to Sands.

The plan was designed to allow U of L “to enhance service and fiscal management during a time of growth and financial pressures,” according to the presentation Sands gave describing the realignment.

Sands’ position was created in January after Strothman and Company suggested the creation of the position in their audit last summer. The Audit and Compliance, Finance, Business Affairs, Human Resources and IT units switched from reporting to the Provost to reporting to Sands at that time.

Sands plans on having all unit leadership positions filled by September, with the structural changes following for the rest of the year.

Sands had introduced the plan to U of L’s Board of Trustees at their June 4 meeting, and will introduce it campus-wide through U of L Today later this year.

Review the full Board of Trustees presentation here.