Facilities Development & Operations

Associate Vice President for Facilities Development & Operations

The Associate Vice President for Facilities Development and Operation (AVP for FDO) provides strategic leadership for all aspects of the university’s built environment, including planning, capital budget, physical development, operations, preservation, and maintenance.

Facilities Development and Operations combines the university's two main facilities functions, Capital Planning and Development and Facilities Management. The decision to merge the units was made with the goal of further streamlining to ensure a smooth delivery of services including site acquisition, planning, budgeting, design, construction, operations, space management, maintenance and renewal of the university's buildings, infrastructure, and grounds. The department is also be responsible for the strategic management of the public sector capital, budget proposal requests, mixed capital resource projects, and operational financial systems to support these functions.

Partially built new residence hall with tower cranes against blue sky and pine trees

Facilities Development's mission is to bring Western’s strategic plan to physical reality through sustainable planning, budgeting, and development.

Maintenance worker watching lift equipment in use on an athletic track on a misty morning

Facilities Operations supports Western’s mission by providing high-quality, comprehensive, and timely services to plan, maintain and operate campus facilities and grounds.