Jim Carroll · Associate Vice Chancellor, University Architect

Business Operations

Mary Ramos · Director

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Administrative Services – Provides executive, as well as administrative and operational support to all units.

Project Coordination – Provides administrative support to all projects in design and construction.


Ardie Dehghani · Director, Campus Engineer

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The campus engineer provides oversight and planning of campus-engineered systems.

Project Management - Provides project management for engineering, infrastructure and site work development projects over $2M. 

Engineering and Commissioning Group - Provides engineering review of all projects and commissioning support of mechanical and electrical systems.

Information Systems - Develops and maintains enterprise software to meet department needs.

Inspection - Provides general and specialty (mechanical, plumbing and electrical) inspection and construction support for projects.

FOA Business Partners - DCM Accounting

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Provides accounting and financial services for operations and capital projects, including:

  • Purchasing
  • Processing Invoices
  • Travel/Entertainment Reimbursements
  • Capital Project Accounting
  • Account Management
  • Reporting
  • Budgeting
  • Rate Development

Integrated Capital Planning

Bill Starr · Executive Director

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With overall responsibility for the planning and management of space, the preparation of capital plans and the development of integrated projects and project portfolios, this unit includes three groups: Capital Planning, Integrated Projects Group, and Space Management & Project Development.

Integrated Projects Group (IPG) - Provides planning and project management of multi-project initiatives that require high levels of coordination.

Capital Planning (CP)  

Leslie Carbahal · Director

Responsible for capital plans and the management of the capital improvement program, including capital project approvals and funding plans.

Space Management and Project Development (SMPD)

Kim Turner · Director

Responsible for the allocation and documentation of space resources, the development of departmental and university space plans and the initiation of new projects.

Major Capital Projects

Julianne Nola · Director

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Project Management - Provides project management for capital projects over $2M.  

Contracts - Prepares and administers consultant agreements and construction contracts.

Cost & Schedule Controls – Prepares cost estimates and capital improvement budgets for capital projects.

Real Estate Services

Mark Rutheiser· Executive Director

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Provides a full complement of real estate services including: 

  • Property acquisitions and dispositions
  • Feasibility analysis
  • Preliminary market rent surveys
  • Lease initiations and renewals
  • Research Use Agreements and License Agreements
  • Public-Private Partnership development 
  • Third party appraisal coordination and review
  •  Property management
  • Off-campus tenant improvement coordination
  • Easements and rights of way

Housing Development & Operations

Transactions & Portfolio Management

Private-Public Real Estate Partnerships

Special Projects Group

Jason Magness · Director

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Provides management of projects from planning through construction of projects typically in the range of $50,000 to $3,000,000, as well as assistance with office furniture selection and procurement.

Project Management, Renovations & Interiors - Specializes in office and classroom renovations including interior design, furniture procurement and installation.

Project Management, Technical Facilities - Specializes in laboratory and other research facility renovations, agricultural facilities (e.g. greenhouses and screenhouses), athletic facilities and modular buildings. 

Design Group – Includes licensed architects who provide design services in support of projects.

Furniture Services - Assists campus customers with purchasing contracted office furniture through partnered suppliers and in collaboration with Special Services.