Executive Leadership

William Behrendt, Ph.D.
William Behrendt, Vice President for Human Resources

William (Bill) Behrendt is Vice President for Human Resources at UT Southwestern Medical Center, where he is responsible for all “people” issues at the Medical School and its University Hospitals and Clinics.

Before coming to Dallas in 2003, Dr. Behrendt served as Senior Vice President for Human Resources for CareGroup Health System and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. He previously held positions as Senior Vice President for Human Resources at the BJC Healthcare System and as President of Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, both in St. Louis.

Dr. Behrendt, who earned his B.S. from Tulane University and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, has extensive knowledge and experience in organization development, change management, and strategic planning. He is also a graduate of the Executive Coaching Program at University of Texas at Dallas and an Associate Certified Coach member of the International Coach Federation.