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Department of Medicine
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Medicine Administration

Photo - Kurt Evenson, B.S.

Kurt Evenson, B.S.
Director of Business of Operations - Academic Units

Kurt Evenson is the longest tenured member of the administrative team with almost 27 years at the College. He started at BCM in 1985 as an internal auditor and became part of the Department of Medicine administration in January 1993. He is a native of Wisconsin and graduated in 1984 from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse with a major in Accountancy and a minor in Public Administration. In his capacity as Director of Business Operations – Academic Units, he has oversight over a number of programs in the department as well as space administration. Kurt feels strongly about the Department and the College and enjoys working the ever-changing world of academic medicine.

Randy Thomas, B.S, J.D.
Director of Business Operations – Affiliated Hospital

Randy Thomas has 18 years of academic healthcare administration experience and came to the Department of Medicine in 1998. He is a graduate of Southern Nazarene University and Oklahoma University School of Law. Randy enjoys working in the vibrancy of the environment that is the Texas Medical Center; wonders happen here every day. He is energized by working with and supporting dedicated colleagues as they in turn support our caring physicians, committed educators, and gifted scientists.

Shelfa Williams, B.B.A., C.P.A.Shelfa Williams, B.B.A., C.P.A.
Director of Business of Operations - Budgeting & Finance

Shelfa Williams is a graduate of Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. She is a certified public accountant with 18 years of budgeting and financial experience and a 10 year BCM employee. She oversees the department's operating budget and financial reporting. Ms. Williams enjoys the daily challenges and excitement of working with such a diverse and dynamic management team.

Photo - Darlene KingDarlene King
Pre-Award Research Administrator

I have been fortunate in my life to have a career I truly enjoy, working with investigators I greatly admire and colleagues who are both knowledgeable and generous with that knowledge. There is no course that teaches you all the intricacies of research administration….it is ever changing. Just when you think you “know it all”, new rules and regulations come along. That is part of the fun of it! Since I have over 25 years of research administration experience, I have been fortunate to watch young scientists grow into seasoned investigators with multiple grants and world wide respect in their individual fields. The success of all the investigators I have worked with all these many years, is why I enjoy my work so much.

Letha W. Smith, B.B.M., A.A.Letha W. Smith, B.B.M., A.A.
Human Resources Manager

Letha Smith is an employee of the Department of Medicine and has been at BCM approximately 14 years. She is a 2004 graduate of LeTourneau University with a major in Business Management. Having worked with the department’s human resources for the past 12 years, she finds pleasure in providing guidance to administrators and employees for personnel related issues. Multi-tasking and problem solving are her forte.

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