Emory Report
June 6, 2005
Volume 57, Number 32


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June 6, 2005
Campus Services created as part of Finance and Administration reorganization

by Michael Terrazas

Mike Mandl, executive vice president for finance and administration, recently announced a significant reorganization that should result in greater efficiencies across the University.

First, former Senior Associate Vice President Bob Hascall has been promoted to vice president, with responsibility over the newly created Campus Services, an umbrella that covers Facilities Management (FM, over which Hascall previously had responsibility) as well as the offices of parking and alternative transportation and the Emory Police Department (EPD). Hascall will continue to report to Mandl.

The reorganization was designed after Erick Gaither, who served as senior associate vice president for business administration, announced his retirement. Bill Collier (director of parking), Brian Shaw (director of alternative transportation) and EPD Chief Craig Watson, who previously had reported to Gaither, now will report to Hascall.

“During Erick’s tenure and as a result of his many talents, he was given responsibility for a set of diverse and somewhat distinct functional areas,” Mandl said. “With his retirement, I have decided to reorganize these functions into existing areas within the division, where each function can benefit from closer interaction with complement-ary units. By doing so, we will experience greater synergies and efficiencies for the betterment of the entire institution.”

All three of the units affected in this change already have close working relationships with FM, Hascall said, and operationally they will remain unchanged.

“I’m honored that Mike Mandl has the confidence in me to make this change, and I’m excited and enthusiastic about the opportunity,” Hascall said.

“Erick and I have similar management styles, so what Craig, Bill and Brian are joining is nothing new for them—an organization that has the same beliefs about delivery of service and treating employees respectfully. All three are long-term Emory employees and excellent leaders committed to a high quality of service.”

Hascall said he would instill the same management philosophies in the three units that have proven so successful in recent years in FM—its emphasis on servant leadership, for example, and its “360 Degree Feedback” review program for employees and supervisors. Hascall said he’s already asked all three directors to think about where their units fit in FM’s long-established “vision map.”

“We’re very pleased and excited to be part of the Facilities Management organization, now called Campus Services,” Collier said. “We already know and work closely with the FM staff, and we’ve always been impressed with their professionalism, cooperation and customer-service focus.”

Two other major changes are involved in the reorganization: Edie Murphree, vice president for finance, now will oversee Emory’s Department of Purchasing, giving Murphree the ability to install “procure-to-pay” efficiencies, Mandl said. And the University’s real estate and mail functions, currently headed by Assistant Vice President for Business Management Beverly Cormican, now will report to Mandl’s office through Special Assistant David Hanson.

“Given our campus-wide strategic planning efforts,” Mandl said, “I believe that having the real estate function closer to my office is important in optimizing these strategic assets. I look forward to working with Beverly more closely in this area.”