UTHSCT employee achieves certified Texas purchasing manager status

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Cheryl Bray, a buyer III in the Purchasing Department at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, has achieved her certified Texas purchasing manager designation.

Bray, who joined UTHSCT in 2007, recently obtained the certified Texas purchasing manager designation.

To achieve this, Bray was required to have a minimum of three years of purchasing experience, complete all required coursework, and pass a certification exam with a score of at least 70. She scored in the 90s.

This certification allows Bray to purchase items worth more than $100,000 on behalf of the state of Texas.

For 60 years, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler has provided excellent patient care and cutting-edge treatments, specializing in pulmonary disease, cancer, heart disease, primary care, and the disciplines that support them. With an operating budget of more than $125 million and biomedical research funding that exceeds $10 million annually, UTHSCT has a major economic impact on East Texas. Its two medical residency programs – in family medicine and occupational medicine – provide doctors for many communities in East Texas and beyond.

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