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OE Team:

  • Mieke Kovens, Transformation Manager

Leadership Team:

  • Nate Knuffman, Vice Chancellor for Finance & Operations
  • Gordon Merklein, Associate Vice Chancellor of University Real Estate Operations
  • Carly Ann Perin, Executive Director of Business Strategy & Shared Services
  • Bruce Warrington, Director of Property Office
  • Rick Wernoski, Senior Vice Provost for Business Operations
  • Anna Wu, Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Services
  • Evan Yassky, Executive Director & University Architect


  • Collect current space allocation, classroom utilization, and occupancy data to establish baseline and conduct a space use analysis
  • Space use analysis
  • Create a governance structure, establishing guiding principles, and developing processes and procedures to inform decisions on space requests
  • Determine what metrics need to be collected and at what frequency
  • Create a process to routinely collect and verify space allocation and occupancy data

Approach: Solution Design

  • Vicki Bradley, Human Resources and Equal Opportunity and Compliance
  • Suzanne Canipe, Facilities Services
  • Mechelle Clayton, Information Technology Services
  • Sarah Davis, Institutional Research and Assessment
  • Rob Kark, School of Medicine
  • Yan Li, Office of Institutional Research and Assessment
  • Powell Marshall, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Darin Padua, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Abbas Piran, Facilities Services