To:       Executive Vice Presidents, Chancellors, Vice Presidents, Vice Chancellors, Vice Provosts, Deans, Directors and Heads of Schools, Divisions, Departments and Offices 

From:   Michael B. Cline, Vice President for Physical Facilities

Date:    April 8, 2015

Re:       Asset Management unit established in Physical Facilities

I am pleased to announce that the Asset Management unit has been established within Physical Facilities.

Composed of the Architecture, Campus Planning, Engineering, Arc Flash, Facilities Information Services/Maps and Records, Repair and Rehabilitation, Space Management, and Sustainability departments, the Asset Management unit is positioned to comprehensively address current and future facility and programmatic needs in a manner that enhances efficiency and effectiveness for customers.

The establishment of the Asset Management unit will also create prudent connections among the Office of University Sustainability (OUS) and Space Management departments with other related Physical Facilities departments. While maintaining their primary functions, OUS and Space Management will also be embedded in the University’s long-range capital planning process and will actively participate in the stewardship and strategic utilization of existing resources as well as the process of planning for new facilities and campus features.

University Engineer Brad Bowen is serving as the interim leader of the Asset Management unit and will report to me while overseeing this organizational transition. Director of Sustainability Michael Gulich; University Architect Larry Fusaro; Assistant Director of Capital Planning Kevin Green; Interim Director Dave Musi, who will provide leadership for the Arc Flash, Engineering, Facilities Information Services/Maps and Records, and Repair and Rehabilitation groups; and the Director of Space Management and Director of Campus Planning positions will report to Brad. The Director of Space Management position is currently posted, and we will begin the search for the Director of Campus Planning position in the near-term. In the interim, Brad will provide leadership for space management initiatives, and University Architect Larry Fusaro will direct campus planning activities. An organizational chart that illustrates this reporting structure can be accessed at http://www.purdue.edu/uns/images/2015/fac-asset-mng.png

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if questions arise or additional information is needed as this transition progresses.