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Vice President for Campus Planning, Infrastructure, and Facilities

Chris Kiwus posing in front of Burruss Hall
Christopher H. Kiwus, vice president for campus planning, infrastructure, and facilities. Sarah Myers for Virginia Tech.

The vice president for campus planning, infrastructure, and facilities leads the university’s division responsible for the care, maintenance and development of Virginia Tech’s campuses in Blacksburg, Roanoke, and the Greater Washington, D.C., metro area; the university’s research and agricultural facilities located throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia; and the Steger Center for International Scholarship located in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland.

The Division of Campus Planning, Infrastructure, and Facilities provides safe, inclusive, accessible, sustainable, mission-centric, partner-focused, and cost-effective spaces that preserve, foster, compliment, and advance Virginia Tech’s distinct senses of place and service.

The division, comprised of more than 500 highly skilled and talented team members, is charged with:

  • Analyzing, planning, maintaining, and improving the physical infrastructure to meet the needs of the institution’s programs.
  • Enabling the proper management for, and enforcement of, the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (VUSBC) to ensure that assets are in compliance with the code, related laws, and regulations.
  • Championing efforts to provide an inclusive and universally accessible campus environment.
  • Championing environmental stewardship and climate action through best-in-class sustainability and energy management programming.
  • Developing and implementing a campus master plan that serves as the physical manifestation of the university’s strategic plan.
  • Ensuring the continuity of campus aesthetics and the preservation of Virginia Tech's architectural heritage.
  • Maintaining buildings, electrical/mechanical systems, utility infrastructure, and campus grounds to provide a reliable, efficient, functional, and beautiful setting.
  • Managing strategic and tactical real estate functions.
  • Facilitating the university’s space management program and associated processes to allow for informed decision making and space accountability.
  • Partnering with local governmental officials to work on issues where the university interfaces with the local governments, particularly in the areas of infrastructure planning and development.

Departments
 

University Building Official
Elaine Gall, PE, CBO*
University Building Official
elaine18@vt.edu | 540-231-4678

University Planning
Liza Morris, RA
Assistant Vice President for Planning and University Architect
lizamorris@vt.edu | 540-231-9900

Capital Construction
Dwyn Taylor, PE
Assistant Vice President for Capital Construction
dwynt@vt.edu | 540-231-4673

Facilities Operations
Vacant
Assistant Vice President for Facilities Operations
540-231-6291

Utilities, Energy, Engineering, and Assessment
Mary-Ann O. Ibeziako, MSC, MBA
Assistant Vice President for Utilities, Energy, Engineering, and Assessment
maryann@vt.edu | 540-231-4135

Real Estate Management
Heidi E. Myers, MPA
Executive Director for Real Estate
heidim@vt.edu | 540-231-9727

Organizational Notes:
* The vice president provides administrative oversight to the university building official who has a direct reporting relationship to the Board of Visitors.


Vice President's Administrative Team
 

Jon Clark Teglas, MEd
Chief of Staff to the Vice President
jcteglas@vt.edu | 540-231-6291

Teresa Thompson
Executive Assistant to the Vice President
tteresa@vt.edu | 540-231-5530

Lynn Eichhorn, AIA
Director of Contracts
eichhorn@vt.edu | 540-231-2379

Mike Vellines, PE
Design and Construction Standards Official
vellines@vt.edu | 540-231-7767


Support functions external to division or with shared reporting structure
 

Information Technology and Data Administration
Bill Abplanalp, MBA, CIA
Director of Information Technology and Data Administration
wabplana@vt.edu | 540-231-4664

Communications
Alexa Briehl, MPA
Director of Communications
abriehl@vt.edu | 540-231-7899

Finance
Jim Hillman, MBA
Director of Finance
jhillman@vt.edu | 540-231-0096

Human Resources
Minh-An Pence, PHR
Manager of Human Resources
mapence@vt.edu | 540-231-8660


Contact the Division
 

Mailing Address
Campus Planning, Infrastructure, and Facilities Division (0529)
Sterrett Facilities Complex
Virginia Tech
230 Sterrett Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Phone
540-231-6291

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