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Elida Lee Ed.D, Director of Organization Effectiveness

Elida Lee

Email: elida.lee@austin.utexas.edu

Phone: 512-232-2325

Elida Lee leads the organization effectiveness office which offers campus leaders high level consulting in organizational change management, planning, operational optimization and culture. The work of Organization Effectiveness spans across both the administrative and academic sides of the University. She brings together leaders to facilitate efforts that help the university operate with greater effectiveness and reduced risk.

Elida has been with the university since 2000. In her previous roles, Elida designed several staff leadership development programs for UT Athletics and the McCombs School of Business. She also designed and lead the staff leadership program for the administrative side of the university which spanned over 20 departments and is still developing future university leaders. Additionally, Elida has contributed to various campus committees such as Workday, UTLearn, Honor Texas, and University Communications.

Academically, Elida teaches an undergraduate Organizational Learning class, as a lecturer for the Human Dimensions of Organizations, in the College of Liberal Arts. She has also given presentations across the United States, and most recently presented on organizational agility to a virtual audience for the annual conference of the Network for Change and Continuous Innovation. Her most recent co-published study explored academic capitalism and the entrepreneurial university.

Elida has a doctorate of education degree in the area of Higher Education Leadership and a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction, both from the University of Texas at Austin.  She also has a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and International Business from St. Edward’s University. Elida is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

Prior to working for UT Austin, Elida worked for Apple Computer and was a founding member of a startup called Rightsworld.com.

Julie Gillespie, Training Specialist III

Julie Gillespie

Email: julie.gillespie@austin.utexas.edu

Julie Gillespie serves as a part-time organizational consultant and leadership coach. Prior to her current role, Julie spent 28 years with The University of Texas Police Department serving much of that time in leadership roles, including 10 years as a Captain. Julie is a proud University of Texas graduate with a BS in Education and also attended the FBI National Academy during her law enforcement career.

Julie is a certified Essential Life Coach and holds many other teaching certifications. In addition, she is also an MBTI® Certified Practitioner knowledgeable in the administration and interpretation of the Step I and Step II assessments.

In her current role, Julie supports team members in coordinating various training programs, collecting consulting notes, managing documents, and analyzing data.

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