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Robertson named associate vice president for architecture, design and construction

Gregory (Greg) S. Robertson will join Ohio University as the newly appointed associate vice president for architecture, design and construction on June 14.

Robertson’s experience includes more than 28 years of public service in the United States Coast Guard and over 18 years of technical project management experience as a design engineer. He comes to OHIO from Baltimore, Maryland, where he served as chief of logistics compliance for the Surface Forces Logistics Center.

He has three master’s degrees, one in project management from George Washington University, one in civil engineering from the University of Illinois, and an MBA from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. He also has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. His expertise includes a wide variety of facility and project management responsibilities such as design development, construction management, maintenance management, logistics development, strategic and capital planning, and finance. Robertson is particularly interested in organizational leadership and collaborating with capital and facility planning.

During his time in U.S. Coast Guard, Robertson has gained extensive experience in facility management positions of increasing scope and complexity including four years as the Atlantic Area Team Leader responsible for the review of all capital and facility master plans for facilities valued at $4.3 billion with an annual maintenance budget of $90 million and three years as base maintenance chief for the Coast Guard Yard with one million square feet of buildings conducting $65 million of repairs annually.

Robertson stated, “I am honored by the offer and excited about the opportunity to work with campus partners and support their collective efforts."

He said he looks forward to meeting with individuals across the university in an effort to understand their interests and needs.

Joe Lalley, senior associate vice president for information technology and administrative services, says he is looking forward to the expertise Robertson will bring to the architecture, design and construction team.

“Greg’s background in maintenance, planning and capital construction will be valuable as the University continues to implement the capital improvement plans and undertake facilities related projects that contribute to the teaching and learning experience at OHIO,” Lalley said.

Lalley also thanked Richard Shultz for his leadership as interim associate vice president for the department since June 2014. He will return to his role as university architect.