As much as these titles describe and apply to the work that happens at the University of Louisville, they don’t get to the essence of what makes UofL unique — its people.

Once or twice a month, UofL Today profiles people who help to make the university what it is. This week get to know Vice President and Chief Information Officer Priscilla Hancock — In Person.

Name: Priscilla Hancock

UofL title and department: vice president and chief information officer, information technology

At UofL since: Aug. 20, 2007

Hometown: Austin, Texas

First job and what I learned from it: My first job was as a Dunkin Donuts hostess. I learned that good service is appreciated.

The thing I like most about what I do: I love having the opportunity to support faculty as they make our students’ dreams a reality. But the icing on the cake is empowering our researchers as they pursue life-changing cures on UofL’s supercomputer. They inspire me to keep moving forward.

I am: delighted to be a part of the UofL community.

I never: say “never.”

Guilty pleasure: Starbucks white chocolate mocha…with whipped cream, of course!

Favorite book: I love all books, but my favorites are murder mysteries featuring animal detectives.

Favorite TV show: “Burn Notice”

In the car I listen to: silence. It truly is golden.

Favorite quote: “No good deed goes unpunished.”

These animals share my world: Yorkies, German Shepherds, assorted cats, horses and miniature horses.

My day begins: bright and early with yoga or a long walk.

I wish I had more time to: go horseback riding with my kids.

When I’m not cheering for the Cards, I’m cheering for: my staff as they continue to pull off miracle after miracle.

Most Friday nights you’ll find me: comatose.

If my life were a movie: it would have subtitles.