President Barbara R. Snyder announced today that she has appointed Stephen M. Campbell as Case Western Reserve University’s new Vice President for Campus Planning and Facilities Management, effective June 1. Campbell previously served for five years at Dartmouth College, where he was Director of Planning, Design and Construction.
“Stephen’s experience in the design and execution of comprehensive capital projects makes him well suited to assume this position at this moment in our history,” President Snyder said. “We will rely heavily on his knowledge and insight as we move forward with plans for both a university center and a performing arts center on campus.”
Campbell has spent the past 22 years in increasing positions of responsibility for construction and facilities at institutions of higher education. After earning his undergraduate degree in architecture from the University of Maryland, Campbell spent nine years in the private sector before becoming Associate Director for Planning and Design at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Over the next 15 years he assumed positions of increasing responsibility and ultimately directed more than $600 million in construction and renovation projects. These included development and execution of a master plan for the Johns Hopkins’ historic undergraduate campus in the Homewood section of Baltimore and the design and expansion of five regional campuses and academic centers in China and Italy. Campbell then joined Cornell University as its Associate Vice President for Facilities Services before arriving at Dartmouth in 2005.
“I am excited to support Case Western Reserve University’s commitment to provide the facilities infrastructure required for cutting-edge research and education,” Campbell said. “I welcome the opportunity to work with my colleagues to enhance this impressive campus through innovative new projects and improved operations.”
Campbell, who earned a master’s degree in business administration from Johns Hopkins, will be responsible for the management and operation of nearly 100 buildings on the university’s 155-acre main campus, as well as facilities at the Squire Valleevue Farm in Hunting Valley. He also will supervise the university’s office of commercial development and campus planning and design. In addition, he will serve as the university’s lead official on major projects, including the university center announced May 3 and the planned Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center at The Temple – Tifereth Israel, unveiled earlier this spring.
“I have enjoyed meeting several of the university’s leaders and staff in the departments I will lead,” Campbell said. “I look forward to building relationships within the campus community when I arrive this summer.”
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