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Programs News Kevin Storr April 18, 2023

Kimberly Reinagel has been named executive director of Administrative Operations for the UAB School of Health Professions.

In this role she will serve as the school’s chief administrative officer she will provide oversight to the financial, budgeting, human resources, facility management, space planning functions and physical plant operations of the School of Health Professions in collaboration with the Directors of each unit.  She will serve on the Dean’s leadership team and work closely with the school's senior executive and administrative leadership team to coordinate leadership across the four missions. Kimberly will work in coordination with the Dean to develop school policies and procedures, ensure compliance with University policies and engage in the strategic planning process.

“This is a key position on my executive team and I am excited we were able to recruit someone with Kimberly’s background, credentials and expertise,” said School of Health Professions Dean Andrew J. Butler. “Kimberly brings a wide-range of experience in higher education and government; having worked on policy, procedures and compliance in both fields. I look forward to working with her as we continue our school’s growth.”

Reinagel comes to UAB from Temple University where she served as executive director for Strategic Business Operations and Planning. There she was responsible for research development and business operations, overseeing the daily operations of the department, and strategic planning for the department’s divisions of research compliance, electronic research administration, research administration, technology commercialization and business development.

She has more than 13 years’ experience in government and higher education. And this will be her third institution working with a Responsibility Center Management (RCM) budgeting model.

“We are an institution of higher learning, and we find ways to solve problems on a daily basis and this is no different,” said Reinagel. “Success in the RCM system is all about working together to find solutions so we can achieve our goals.”

A major part of Reinagel’s duties will include leading and promoting diversity, equity and inclusion among our workforces. She will guide, develop and implement policies, processes and procedures for hiring all SHP faculty and staff.

DEI has been a top priority of the school beginning with the launch of the school-wide DEI Committee (2018), the development of the Wellness/DEI Celebration Trails (2020), the creation of the Interactive Mural and Wellness Project (2021), and the dedication of the DEI Art Installation (2022). Reinagel sees the school’s commitment to DEI as integral to future success.

“With diverse opinions and thought, you are able to weigh all these different perspectives, which helps us build a stronger organization,” said Reinagel. “We need to be reflective of the community and world around us and because the School exists as an important part of an international economy, we need inclusive practices that embody our values.”

Reinagel’s first day at the School of Health Professions will be May 15. When asked about relocating her family 896 miles and 14 hours, her answer was simple.

“I was really won over by the people in the school and across UAB,” said Reinagel. “Everyone is so committed, engaged and welcoming – so I’m excited to complement and enhance the team that is already in place.”

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