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UW Facilities Council

SUB-COUNCILS

Five standing sub-councils report to the Facilities Council: the Facilities Utilization Sub-Council, the Policy and Planning Sub-Council, the Public Art Sub-Council, the Campus Sustainability Sub-Council, and the Technical Review Sub-Council.  The purpose of these sub-councils is to provide analysis and expertise to the Facilities Council prior to the Facilities Council providing advice and recommendations to the President on all decisions concerning the built environment of the University of Wyoming. 

FACILITIES UTILIZATION SUB-COUNCIL

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Facilities Utilization Sub-Council is responsible for reviewing all matters related to space that come before the Facilities Council and assigned to the Sub-Council by the Facilities Council.

The Facilities Utilization Sub-Council will review and provide recommendations to the Facilities Council on requests that include, but are not limited to:

  • ADA and building code requirements modifying the classification or assignment of space.
  • Assignment of space held by the Facilities Council for reassignment.
  • Assignment of space between Deans or Divisions.
  • Changes in use or space classification, including classroom classification and teaching laboratories.
  • Requests for additional square footage, including additions to buildings or new facilities.
  • Space planning, space needs assessment, and implementation of plans.
  • Changes in use or modifications to named centers or named facilities.
  • Space utilization guidelines and procedures.
  • Mandated or requested space utilization reporting.
  • Acquisition and disposal of real property.
  • Utilization of University land.

The Facilities Utilization Sub-Council will report findings to the Facilities Council with a recommendation to pursue the request/project, suggest an alternative, or deny the request.

MEMBERSHIP

  • Joshua Decker, Manager, Real Estate Operations, Chair
  • Chris Maki, Manager, Space Allocation
  • Crystal Bennett, Manager, Central Scheduling
  • Kyle Moore, Assoc. Vice Provost of Enrollment Management, Acad. Affairs
  • Paula Lutz, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Eric Webb, Executive Director, Residence Life & Dining Services & WY Union, Student Affairs
  • Mike Day, Department Head, Animal Science
  • Ben Wetzel, President, ASUW
  • Vacant, Research & Economic Development Representative
  • Vacant, Financial Affairs Representative, Administration

The membership and composition of the sub-council will be assessed annually by the Facilities Council.

OPERATING PROCEDURES

The Facilities Utilization Sub-Council normally meets every month, year-round.  Meetings for which a simple majority of members is not available are rescheduled or canceled.

PLANNING AND POLICY SUB-COUNCIL

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Planning and Policy Sub-Council is responsible for reviewing and making recommendations on all regulations, policies and planning related to space and facilities. These may include, but are not limited to:

  • Upon completion of edits performed by the Board of Trustees Regulation Committee, review and make recommendations for updates to all University Regulations and Policies that impact facilities and university space more broadly. These may include creating new, updating existing or sun setting those that are no longer needed, assuming the appropriate process will be used. 
  • Supporting the development and adoption of all facility planning documents including the campus master plan, long range development plan, historic preservation plan, more specific plans to develop campus housing, parking, classrooms, deferred maintenance etc.
  • Recommendations on the prioritization of new construction and major repair and renovations projects.
  • Receiving regular updates on major new construction and renovation projects.

MEMBERSHIP

  • Matthew Kibbon, Deputy Director, Facilities Construction Mgt., Chair
  • Tara Evans, General Counsel
  • David Jewell, Assoc. Director of Financial Affairs
  • Martha Miller, Mgr., Univ. Procurement Services
  • Ashlie Reese, manager, Financial Services, Fin. Services Business Office
  • Jennifer Coast, Deputy Director, Facilities Engineering, UW OPS
  • Tony Denzer, Dept. Head/Assoc. Prof., Civil/Arch. Engineering
  • Nasser Albeiruti, Executive Director, Budget & Planning

The membership and composition of the sub-council will be assessed annually by the Facilities Council.

OPERATING PROCEDURES

The Policy and Planning Sub-Council meets every month, year-round. Meetings for which a quorum  is not available are rescheduled or canceled. 

PUBLIC ART SUB-COUNCIL

The University Public Art Committee shall serve as a sub-council of the Facilities Council.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Make recommendation on public art policy to the policy sub-council.
  • Review proposals for public art
  • Review placement of public art
  • Assist in the process for and recommendations to commission public art works for campus

MEMBERSHIP

  • Ricki Klages, Department Head, Visual & Literary Arts, Chair
  • Maggie Bourque, Assoc. Lecturer, Haub School of ENR
  • Ashley Carlisle, Assoc. Professor, Visual & Literary Arts
  • John Davis, Executive Director, UW Operations
  • Jacob Kennedy – ASUW Representative
  • Susan Moldenhauer, Former Art Museum Director, Retired
  • John Stark, Senior VP for Development, UW Foundation
  • Marianne Wardle, UWAM Director

The membership and composition of the sub-council will be assessed annually by the Facilities Council.

OPERATING PROCEDURES

The Public Art Sub-Council meets every month, year-round. The Public Art Sub-Council normally meets the second Tuesday of every month, year round and as needed.  Meetings in which public art is not on the agenda will be canceled.  Minutes of meetings are archived and posted on the President’s Public Art website.

The Public Art Sub-Council will provide the Facilities Council with information regarding public art plans, projects and proposals.

 

SUSTAINABILITY SUB-COUNCIL

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Campus Sustainability Committee shall function as a sub-council of the Facilities Council.  The Sustainability Sub-Council will evaluate new building construction, major remodel projects, space use, operations and maintenance, and the overall University built environment and open spaces to:

  • Advance UW’s rating by the AASHE Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System.
  • Comply with UW’s sustainable building certification goals including participation in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), certifying all new buildings to a minimum Silver rating.
  • Ensure life-cycle approaches to evaluating long-term costs of facility construction, operations, and maintenance.
  • Pursue opportunities for investment in high-performance building technologies that reduce resource use and long-term financial costs to the university.
  • Advance universal design principles to ensure inclusivity and access.

MEMBERSHIP

  • Nicole Korfanta, Campus Sustainability Committee, Chair
  • Rachael Budowle, Campus Sustainability Committee Co-Chair
  • Jennifer Coast, Deputy Director, Facilities Engineering
  • Tony Denzer, Department head, Civil & Arch. Engineering
  • Kimberle Zafft, Associate Director, Residence Life & Dining Services
  • Tod Scott, Manager, Custodial Services
  • Forrest Selmer, Deputy Director, Utilities Management
  • Karan Manhas, Project Coordinator
  • Michael Ziemann, Engineer, Utilities Management
  • Presleigh Hayashida, Sustainability/Engineering, Student

The membership and composition of the Sustainability Sub-Council will be assessed annually by the Facilities Council. The co-chairs of the full Campus Sustainability Committee in which the sub-council operates select members for three-year terms, subject to renewal, with appointment by the University of Wyoming President.

OPERATING PROCEDURES

The Sustainability Sub-Council meets every month, year-round. The Campus Sustainability Committee normally meets the first Monday of every month, year-round. Sub-council members will review Facilities Council proposals and prepare written comments to be shared with the Campus Sustainability Committee and the Facilities Council. Comments will address the environmental, economic, and social sustainability aspects of University facility planning, construction, operations, and maintenance.

TECHNICAL REVIEW SUB-COUNCIL

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Technical Review Sub-Council is responsible for reviewing all technical aspects of the proposals forwarded from the Facilities Council. These may include, but are not limited to:

  • Adequacy of infrastructure and impacts on site
  • Impacts on parking
  • Environmental Health and Safety Issues
  • Project funding, including cost assessment and sources of funds
  • Project planning and construction, including timing, lay down areas, and other impacts
  • Regulatory requirements, such as State of Wyoming Statutes and University regulations and policies
  • Risk Management and ADA Access
  • Technology and Security Standards

MEMBERSHIP

  • John Davis, Executive Director of Operations, Chair
  • Michael Pishko, Dean, College of Engineering
  • Jennifer Coast, Deputy Director, Facilities Engineering
  • Laura Betzold, Chief Risk Officer
  • Carolyn Smith, Director Auxiliary Services
  • Mike Samp, Chief, University Police
  • Pat Moran, Director, Campus Recreation
  • Jesse Ballard, IT Rep

The membership and composition of the sub-council will be assessed annually by the Facilities Council.

OPERATING PROCEDURES

The Technical Review Sub-Council meets every month, year-round. Meetings for which a quorum is not available are rescheduled or canceled. 

This Technical Review Sub-Council will be the clearing house for review of all questions or concerns related to IT, Recreation/outdoor activities, Police/Public Safety, Parking/Transit, Risk Management, Facilities/General Engineering, or general technical areas of concern for projects from other Sub-Councils or from the main UW Facilities Council.

The Technical Review Sub-Council will provide the Facilities Council a written evaluation of the technical feasibility and the impacts of the given project on the existing and planned campus.


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