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Jonathan Pruitt joined The University of Texas System as Executive Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs in March 2022. He serves as the chief business officer for the U. T. System overseeing financial operations of the nine academic and five health institutions and System Administration. He directs the preparation of short-term and long-range plans and budgets based upon U. T. System strategic goals and growth objectives; directs all debt financing for the System, manages the Permanent University Fund (PUF) lands, supervises U. T. System employee benefit and risk management programs, and manages shared services functions. Pruitt oversees management of the following System Administration offices: Finance, Budget and Planning, Controller, Employee Benefits, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Capital Projects, HUB Programs, Real Estate, University Lands, and Collaborative Business Services.
Prior to joining U. T. System, Pruitt held senior leadership positions in public higher education finance and operations at both the campus and system administration levels at The University of North Carolina (UNC), most recently as Chief Operating Office of the UNC System. During his almost 20-year tenure at the UNC System, Pruitt was the primary strategic advisor to the System President and oversaw UNC System business affairs.
Pruitt began his career in the Kentucky Governor’s Office for Policy and Management and Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.
Pruitt holds a bachelor's degree from Centre College and a master's degree in public administration from the University of Kentucky. He is currently a board member of the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU) and serves as chairman of its Audit Committee.