Emory Report
March 24, 2008
Volume 60, Number 24


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March 24, 2008
Emory seeks new head of parking and transportation

By David Payne

It’s a milestone worth noting: as of February, 13.5 percent of Emory’s 22,000 employees are now registered to use one of the University’s several commute options. Eventually, Emory wants to increase that figure to 1 in 4 employees by 2015.

In order to meet its goal, Emory recently began a national search to fill the position of associate vice president of parking and transportation. The position, which is currently vacant, oversees all parking decks and parking assignments, as well as the University’s expanding portfolio of alternative transportation programs.

These include Emory’s vanpool and carpool initiatives, bike/pedestrian programs, Zipcar and its Cliff shuttle system, which thousands of students, commuters and campus travelers use daily. Emory’s investment in the shuttles is particularly noteworthy: the Cliff shuttle fleet is one of the largest private fleets in metro Atlanta.

The University also plans to fill the position of director of parking and community services, who will report to the new associate vice president of parking and transportation. Bill Collier, who currently runs Emory’s parking services, has announced his retirement.

Emory expects to fill these positions this summer. For more information, contact Melissa Boshart in Human Resources at melissa.boshart@emory.edu.