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Administrative & Support Services


Michael Howze


Contact Information:

Phone:(865) 974-3505


Fax: (865) 974-7786


Mike Howze filled the role of Director of Administrative & Support Services in October 2023. Before joining the team, he served as the Chief of Staff for Undergraduate Admissions at UT Knoxville. Michael brings more than 20 years of leadership and operational experience from across several industries where he’s managed budgets, human resources, independent schools, and diverse not-for-profit organizations.

The responsibilities of the Administrative & Support Services Unit can be categorized into three primary areas: Financial Support Services, Material Procurement/Receiving and Warehousing/ Inventory Management Services, and Personnel and Administrative Support Services. These primary areas of responsibilities are conducted within three subunits: Business Services Office, Central Supply Office and Warehouse, and Human Resource Services.

The Business Services Office is the central point of contact for all financial matters including fiscal policies, procedures, budgeting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and contract services. This office is also responsible for all Utilities payments across the Knoxville Campus.
The Central Supply Office and Warehouse handles purchasing and warehousing functions for the Facilities Services Department. There are two subunits within the Central Supply Office and Warehouse: Central Supply Office, and the Central Supply Warehouse. The Central Supply Office Buyers Staff operate as an extension of the UT System Procurement Services Office and has delegated purchasing authority up to $25K. The Central Supply Warehouse is a consolidated, well-organized, state-of-the-art warehousing facility. Located in the new Support Services Complex, it is the central receiving and issuing point for special order and stock replenishment purchases and maintains an inventory of commonly used stock items to support the Facilities Services units in providing maintenance and renovation services to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville campus location.
The Human Resources Office provides information regarding human resource policies and procedures and serves as the central point of contact for all questions related to employee/employer matters.