May 25, 2010
Emory Names New Vice President for Campus Services
Matthew Early, an engineer and leader in facilities management, has been chosen to serve as the next vice president for Emory University's Division of Campus Services. He will start in this position on August 1.
Early currently serves as vice president for facilities operations at Columbia University in New York where he oversees building maintenance and repair, grounds, engineering services and commissioning, sustainability, energy management and environmental compliance.
"Campus services is one division that truly touches all corners of Emory's campus and every student, faculty and staff member, patient and visitor to campus," says Michael J. Mandl, Emory executive vice president for finance and administration. "Our facilities and campus environment are critical to support Emory's learning, healing and living environment. Matthew will be an asset to campus services and to all of us at Emory University."
"It is a privilege to be selected as the next vice president for campus services at Emory," says Early. "Emory is known throughout higher education for its innovative building practices, its state-of-the art facilities and its elegant campus. I want to continue leadership in these areas and explore additional workforce training, alternative energy sources and sustainability advances."
Early is a professional civil engineer and a 1987 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. He holds a master of science degree in engineering, with a minor in construction management from the University of California-Berkeley, and he has a masters in business administration.
Prior to working at Columbia University, Early worked as director of facilities and environmental services with the U.S. Navy at locations in Florida, Hawaii and Italy. Early was responsible for the military construction program in Capodichino, Italy, executing $450 million in new construction. As public works officer in Jacksonville, Fla., he was responsible for maintenance, capital planning and improvements, construction management, and environmental compliance, overseeing 24,800 acres and more than 7.6 million square feet of buildings, with an annual budget of $117 million.
Early succeeds Robert Hascall, who led Emory through a formative period in its campus development, including early implementation of its Campus Master Plan, advocacy for Emory's national leadership in sustainable ‘green' building practices, and the maintenance of its vast academic, residential and research space on campus.