Rogelio Anasagasti, Assistant Vice President for Procurement and Payment Services

Rogelio (Roy) E. Anasagasti became the university’s Assistant Vice President for Procurement and Payment Services on January 6, 2020. Roy was with the Houston Community College System for close to nine years with as its Executive Director of Procurement Operations. In that role he oversaw centralized procurement functions for all goods and professional services in support of more than 70,000 students, faculty and staff. Roy was instrumental in several major initiatives including implementation of a small business program, a paperless purchasing-card program, and an automated software solution to support business workflow for all departments. Before joining the Houston Community College System, Roy held procurement roles with Jackson Health System and Miami-Dade County Government in Florida.

Roy holds a dual bachelor’s degree in sociology and anthropology from Florida International University as well as a master’s in education, instructional technology and design, and curriculum and instruction from the University of South Florida. His professional memberships include the National Institute of Government Procurement, National Association of Educational Procurement, and the Southeast Texas Association of Public Procurement.

Offices Overseen

The offices of Procurement, Business Contracts, Payment Services, and the Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) and Small Business (SB) Program are unified under one central unit, the Department of Procurement and Payment Services. By consolidating these departments, we will improve functionality, collaboration, and will streamline processes while improving communication and transparency to more effectively serve our campus stakeholders.

Business Contracts

Led by Business Contracts Administrator Linda Shaunessy, the Business Contracts Office provides review, approval, and execution of business contracts required for the procurement of services and oversees the handling of agreements when the University provides services.

Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) and Small Businesses (SB)

Led by Director Tiffany Dockery Gibson, the HUB/SB Office maintains a commitment to increasing the number of contracts awarded to small businesses, and women-, veteran- and minority-owned businesses, by creating a fair and open competitive market and improving community awareness.

Payment Services

Led by Assistant Director Cindy Gregg, Payment Services creates, reviews, and approves documents, maintains the vendor identification system and generates payments to vendors. This office also includes Accounts Payable, Travel Services, and the Vendor Identification (VID) Section.

ProCard Office

The ProCard Office supports the university's procurement card program. Trained and certified UT Austin employees are issued credit cards, also known as ProCards, from the state-approved bank to be used only for the purchase of allowable low-dollar and low-risk goods and services for university purposes.

Purchasing Office

Led by the Assistant Director, the Purchasing Office is responsible for the procurement of all supplies, materials, equipment, and services for the University. Our mission is to procure goods and services to sustain, foster, and support the educational and research missions of the University. We strive to maintain the most efficient operations while adhering to the requirements of university, state, and federal laws, rules, and procedures. Payment services is housed within Purchasing.