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OHIO Associate Vice President of Architecture, Design and Construction steps down

Richard Shultz to become interim after Harry Wyatt's departure


Harry Wyatt, associate vice president of architecture, design, and construction within Ohio University's Facilities Management is leaving OHIO to become the associate vice president for facilities management at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va. at the end of June.

Wyatt joined the University’s facilities organization in 2006 and became an associate vice president in 2008. Prior to joining OHIO, he served five years at the University of Toledo as associate vice president for facilities management, which was preceded by 20 years in progressively responsible facilities roles at other large universities, including Georgia State University, Louisiana State University Medical Center and Duke University Medical Center.  

Wyatt has bachelor's degrees in both environmental design and architecture from North Carolina State University and a master's degree in business administration from Duke University.

Joseph Lalley, senior associate vice president of IT and Administrative Services, commended Wyatt for his work at OHIO. “Harry’s influence as the architectural conscience for the University will be felt for some time," he said. "He has played a key role in the development of the fiscal year 2015 to FY2020 Capital Improvement Plan, work that we are starting to undertake now and the product of which will last for years to come. We thank Harry for his years of service to OHIO.”

Lalley has announced that Richard Shultz will be the interim associate vice president of architecture, design, and construction. Shultz joined the University in 1996 as a project manager, but was promoted to director of capital construction in 2000. In 2006, he was named University architect and director of design and construction.  

Shultz graduated from Ohio University in 1975 with a bachelor's degree in architecture and a master's degree in business administration in 2003. He worked for local Athens architectural firms prior to starting his own firm in 1994. Much of this work involved institutional projects at OHIO, as well as state-administered projects in Southeastern Ohio.

Since he joined the University, Shultz has been involved with many facility projects, including development of the West State Research Park, completion of three National Institutes of Health-funded brick and mortar projects, Baker University Center, along with numerous projects with the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, the University Airport, and the five regional campuses.  

"We are grateful to have someone of Richard’s caliber to guide us through this transition period as we begin the work in the capital plan,” Lalley said.

Lalley also announced that Joseph Shields, vice president for research and creative activity and dean of Graduate College, will become co-chair of the Ridges Planning Committee.  

Shields will partner with Shawna Bolin, director of university planning and space management, to lead this group. Lalley will serve as the point of contact for the city of Athens.

The University will begin a national search in the coming weeks.

Information contained in this message was submitted by Finance and Administration.