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Good afternoon,

I am happy to share that OE, in collaboration with Finance and Operations, has created a new, transparent procedure for managing administrative space requests. We are currently piloting this to inform our approach before establishing an annual process. Prior to this project, the University did not have a clearly defined governance structure for space allocation on campus. This project ensures alignment between space assignment and the University’s long-term goals.

We would like to thank the space governance design team members and the deans space committee for their partnership in creating this process.

Space Governance

  • Christi Hurt, Chief of Staff
  • Andy Johns, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
  • Darin Padua, Office of the Provost
  • Abbas Piran, Director, Facilities Technology Group
  • Evan Yassky, Executive Director of Facilities Planning and Design; University Architect
  • Bruce Warrington, Executive Director of Real Estate Operations

Deans Space Committee

  • Stan Ahalt, Dean of the School of Data Science and Society
  • Maria Estorino, Vice Provost of University Libraries
  • Cam Enarson, Vice Dean for Strategic Initiatives at the School of Medicine
  • Val Howard, Dean of the School of Nursing
  • Darin Padua, Associate Provost for Academic Operations for the Office of the Provost
  • Evan Yassky, Executive Director of Facilities Planning and Design; University Architect

The Space Management project, led by Transformation Manager Georgia McRae, would not have been possible without the collaboration and support of our campus partners. We would like to express our gratitude to Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations Nathan Knuffman, Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Services Wendy Halsey, Executive Director for Business Strategy and Shared Services Carly Perin, Executive Director of Facilities Planning and Design and University Architect Evan Yassky, and Executive Director of Real Estate Operations Bruce Warrington for their partnership and leadership on this project.

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