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Larry Waddell

New development director for Facilities Services

January 24, 2008

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Larry Waddell will take over as SFU Facilities Services’ new director of facilities development in January 2008. Waddell has an MBA from McMaster University and an extensive background in facility planning and management in the B.C. healthcare system, including University Hospital and most recently at Vancouver Community College.

Waddell's responsibilities will include major projects and campus planning activities for all three campuses.

His appointment coincides with a realignment of functions within the Facilities Services portfolio that will see three units reporting to the Chief Facilities Officer/University Architect:

•    Facilities Operations (formerly Facilities Management)
•    Facilities Administration (formerly Business Services)
•    Facilities Development (formerly Campus Planning and Development).

Associated with this realignment is the development of a Project Services unit within Facilities Operations, focused on renovation of existing campus facilities in order to improve delivery of time sensitive projects.

The implementation of a Facilities Administration Unit is in recognition of the increasing need for data systems, financial reporting, and property management for close to $2 billion in SFU facility assets.
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