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Standing Committees


Space and Planning Advisory Committee

The representative committee will 1) make recommendations to President regarding the strategic use of space as a resource to support university objectives and initiatives in both the short-term and long-term horizons, and 2) oversee overall space assignment and utilization process, including the review space requests, major space renovations, space data, and analysis of that data and to assist in development of space policies, procedures or guidelines.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Review and recommend assignment and utilization of space to support university objectives and initiatives in both the short-term and long-term horizons.
  • Review of major space requests and consultation with the requestor as needed to arrive at the most viable solutions that align with the University‚Äôs strategic needs.
  • Monitor research space assessment data as well as trends to formulate recommendations to achieve strategic goals.
  • Monitor classroom utilization data and trends to formulate recommendations to achieve strategic goals.
  • Monitor research activity and trends to formulate recommendations to achieve strategic goals.
  • Assess hiring plans, enrollment and research forecasts as it relates to recommendations for optimal space planning for offices and other specialized support spaces.
  • Provide advice as needed to the University Architect on space or modification requests that affect our built environment in a manner that does not correlate to the principals found in the master plan or other university facility standards.
  • Monitor and update space policies and guidelines.

Structure: Provost Chair + 11 representative members + Faculty Senate Chair + 1 staff

Members:

Kimberly Andrews Espy, Chair Provost
Michael Rodriguez Associate Director for Space and Facilities Management
Kathy Funk-Baxter Vice President for Business Affairs
Howard Grimes Dean, College of Sciences, Main Campus
JoAnn Browning Dean, College of Engineering, Main Campus
Gerry Sanders Dean, College of Business, Main Campus
Margo DelliCarpini Dean, College of Education and Human Development, Downtown Campus
Dean Hendrix Dean, Library, Academic Affairs non-college representative
Michelle Stevenson Associate VP, Research Integrity
Emily Bonner Faculty Senate Chair
Kevin Price Senior Associate VP and Dean of Students, VPSA
Ben Perry Campus Architect, VPBA
Patrick Grant Athletics representative
Dave Riker Assoc VP, Facilities, VPBA

Last updated 8/17/2018