Alumna Dana Davis Sellers Named Distinguished Engineering Graduate

Headshot of alumna Dana Davis Sellers, B.S. ChE '75Dana Sellers, B.S. ChE ’75, has been awarded a Distinguished Engineering Graduate Award (DEG) by the Cockrell School of Engineering-the highest honor bestowed by the college to alumni.

The award is part of the annual Distinguished Engineering Alumni Awards presented every spring commencement. It recognizes highly respected professionals, dedicated engineers and supporters of higher education. More than 250 alumni have been selected the DEG award since it was established in 1957.

Dana Sellers is the CEO of Encore Health Resources, one of the fastest-growing consulting firms in the health care technology industry and one of Modern Healthcare magazine’s “Best Places to Work in Healthcare” for three years running.

Sellers, who earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering in 1975, has more than 25 years of experience in health care, technology and consulting. Under her leadership, Encore’s annual revenue growth has averaged more than 200 percent since the company’s founding.

Before founding Encore in 2009, Sellers was president and COO of Healthlink, then the nation’s largest privately held health care information systems consulting firm. After IBM acquired Healthlink in 2005, Sellers served as a partner in IBM’s Global Business Services and leader for the U.S. Healthcare Provider team. Sellers’ career has also included leadership roles at DuPont and Trinity Computing Systems, which she co-founded.

Sellers is a member of the Texas Health Institute’s Board of Trustees and has also served as interim CIO for The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and for INTEGRIS Health. In addition, Sellers sits on the boards of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), the CHIME Foundation and the CHIME Education Foundation. She is a past chair of the board of Healthcare for the Homeless in Houston, her hometown.

Sellers, her husband Gene (B.A. ’74, J.D.’77), and their sons Lamar (B.A. ‘07, J.D. ’11) and Baine (B.A. ’09) are all UT Austin alumni.

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