Facilities Planning, Standards, and Safety Team

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Team Membership

Ten-member team: four administrative or staff representatives; one Law School representative; one Dental School representative; one faculty member selected by the MFA from among its members; one elected representative of the McNichols faculty; and two students

Reports to Vice President for Business and Finance


2 faculty representatives

Lori Glenn, Nursing, McAuley School of Nursing, College of Health Professions (term expires 3/2016)

Allegra Pitera, Chairperson, Architecture, School of Architecture (term expires 3/2015) (MFA)

4 administrative or staff representatives

Letitia Y. Williams, Director of Public Safety (term expires 8/2014)

Will Wittig, Dean, School of Architecture (term expires 8/2014)

Alysa Jackson, Director, University Services, Facility Operations (term expires 8/2015)

Jeffrey A. Nardecchia, Assistant Registrar (term expires 8/2015)

1 Dental School representative

Bradd Melville, Development Officer (term expires 8/2015) 

1 Law School representative

Amy Smith, Assistant Dean for Operations and Chief of Staff (term expires 8/2014)

2 student representatives

TBD (term expires 8/2014)

Cordon Murphy (term expires 8/2014)

2013-14 Charges

  • Invest capital resources in classrooms, labs and studios where appropriate to ensure effective learning and customer satisfaction (2.2.1)
  • Identify specific cost savings recommendations related to facilities usage.
  • Recommend standards for office space (size and amenities) and suggestions for multi-purposing, downsizing, and other modifications.  (For example: sharing space for part-time or modified full-time positions, multi-purpose office suites, etc.)
  • Develop university-wide policy for smoking guidelines/distance from buildings on the McNichols Campus in compliance with the City of Detroit code guidelines and include recommendations about signage on buildings.  See School of Law as a model.

Note: Numbers indicate the corresponding 2012-2017 University Strategic Plan action steps Click here to view

Ongoing Responsibilities

  • Make recommendations regarding ways to prioritize among needed renovation/repairs as well as new projects.
  • Make recommendations regarding compliance with the American with Disabilities Act in facilities.
  • Provide ideas for improving:
    • campus aesthetics
    • campus safety
    • OSHA compliance
  • Provide ongoing reports to and consultation with the Vice President for Business and Finance.

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