Scott Turley was appointed Associate Vice Chancellor for U of A Facilities effective May 1, having served on an interim basis since March 15.
As Associate Vice-Chancellor, Turley will lead all aspects of the U of A’s facilities management department. Specifically, he will provide strategic leadership for the campus planning, design and construction program and oversee the execution of capital projects such as the new Windgate Studio and Design Center and the Institute for Integrative and Innovative Research (I3R). He will also lead facilities maintenance, in-house construction shops, campus utility operations, and building service programs within Facilities Management.
Turley’s 28 years of experience with the facilities and the university has provided him with a unique perspective on the opportunities and challenges facing the department and the campus.
“Facilities management is special because of the staff who work every day to support the university’s teaching, research and outreach mission,” said Turley. “I am honored to have the opportunity to lead this team and support it in its commitment. The transition to this position during the 150th anniversary was a great reminder of the tremendous progress the university has made, as well as the opportunities available to us. I am delighted to have the chance to help advance FAMA and our role in the future of the university. “
“Scott’s experience with our campus spans almost 30 years, and his dedication makes him a natural fit for this role,” said Ann Bordelon, Vice-Chancellor for Finance and Administration. “He has demonstrated exceptional leadership on an interim basis and will continue to play a key role in our transition to full campus operations.”
A graduate of the College of Engineering, Turley began his career in facilities management in 1993 as a project director focusing on energy and utility projects. Two years later he was promoted to associate director for design and utilities and in 2000 he was appointed executive director of campus utility systems and building air conditioning services.
During his time at the U of A, Turley oversaw several projects, including the development and implementation of an integrated public services master plan for the campus, and led the establishment of a capital funding program that has produced over $ 80 million in infrastructure investments.
Turley has been active at the regional and national levels of APPA: Leadership in Educational Facilities. He is also a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Arkansas.
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