Several organizational changes within Facilities and Campus Services were implemented March 24, according to associate vice chancellor Juanita Holler, who heads the unit. “These changes are the result of an organizational review that was conducted to identify efficiency and effectiveness improvements,” she said.
Under the plan, Alterations moved from Facilities Planning to the Physical Plant, consolidating two skilled labor groups under one umbrella. The move will result in enhanced oversight and scheduling of all maintenance and small project operations, said Holler.
Fleet Maintenance moved from the Physical Plant to Transportation Services, consolidating two maintenance activities within one area.
Space and Asset Management moved from Facilities Planning to Campus Planning, bringing together two planning and facilities programming groups, which Holler said “will improve resource management of planning staff and communications.”
As a result of the organizational changes, Facilities Planning has been renamed Design and Construction Management.
Administrative functions within Facilities and Campus Services have been centralized into a new Administrative Services Division, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of staff and administrative operations. Shane Conklin, who was interim director of Facilities Planning, has been named director of the new division.
In addition, Tom Shaw, who was assistant director of Facilities Planning, has been named the new interim director of Design and Construction Management, and Ray Jackson, has been named interim director of the Physical Plant following the retirement of Patrick Daly in February. Jackson was assistant director of Physical Plant.
Al Byam, director of Transportation Services, will be retiring this spring and Holler is initiating a search for his permanent replacement as well as for the permanent directors of the Physical Plant and Design and Construction Management.
Dennis Swinford remains director of Campus Planning.