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Academic Facilities

As part of the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost, we work to ensure the strategic and effective use of academic space at the University of Maryland by partnering with units across campus to identify opportunities to utilize, create, modify and renovate facilities.

We are dedicated to improving the physical learning environment at the University of Maryland through coordination of renewal and renovation of general purpose classrooms and other academic facilities, including working with personnel in the Deans' offices; in Facilities Planning; in Facilities Management and with the Teaching Facilities Committee.

General Purpose Classrooms

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Space Request

Existing space must be utilized as effectively as possible in order to support desired growth. Any activities that require additional space should be addressed first within a department's current allocation, then within the school or college. The space request form is to be used for requesting space outside of current allocations and includes new, renovated, and leased space. Click here for more information

Academic Facilities Officers

College/Unit Name Title
AGNR Hossein Keshavarz Assistant Director
ARCH Jennifer Sanderson Coordinator
ARHU Lori Owen Director of Facilities
BMGT Darrell Claiborne Director of Facilities
BSOS Dona Morgan Director of Facilities
CMNS Ruth Heffes Exec. Director
EDUC Hakim Scott Assistant Dean
EGNR Edward Angelovich Director of Facilities
GRAD Teddy ChenTungWu Director
INFO Olu Akinola Facilities (interim)
JOUR Clinton Bucco Director of IT
LIBR Gary White Associate Dean
PLCY Manuel Nunez Operations Manager
SPHL Jennifer Reed Assistant Dean
UGST Jaqueline Kautzer Facility Manager
SVPAAP Cate O'Brien Operations Manager

Teaching Facilities Committee

Name Department
Elizabeth Beise Office of the Provost
Marge Bershtein Facilities-Design and Construction
Mark Brenneman Academic Technology and Innovation
Brandon Butler Classroom Maintenance
Adrian Cornelius Office of the Registrar
Aaron Duoss Academic Technology and Innovation
Hilary Gossett Academic Facilities - Chair
Kristy Long Facilities-Operations and Maintenance
Thomas McMullen Academic Facilities
Nicole Mogul A. James Clark School of Engineering
Dona Morgan Behavioral and Social Sciences-Facilities
Lori Owen College of Arts and Humanities-Facilities
Marcio A. Oliveira Academic Technology and Innovation + TLTC
Elizabeth Papazian College of Arts and Humanities
Karen Petroff (interim) Facilities-Building and Landscape Maintenance
Edith Shields Office of the Registrar
Michelle Tan Office of the Registrar

Academic Facilities Contacts

Thomas McMullen Executive Assistant to the Provost
Hilary Gossett Director of Academic Facilities
Cate O'Brien Operations Manager
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