Mauricio Benitez is experienced in finance and administrative operations with a history of working in higher education. He is skilled in management, grant administration, recruiting, pre-award and post-award. He is a strong operations professional with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Houston-Downtown.
As Assistant Provost, Benitez develops and directs strategic plans for the Office of the Provost. He oversees financial operations for the office as well as human resources management and faculty processes, including recruiting, promotion and tenure. Benitez is responsible for the daily operations of all units reporting to the provost, oversees the allocation of all resources in the provost’s office, evaluates the effectiveness of the office, manages the development of employees and the appropriate use of staff resources. He also advises senior management on programmatic and policy development and represents the provost at events and various committees as needed.