June 7, 2010

Campus Services names new vice president

Matthew Early

As Matthew Early made his way across campus this past spring for a first visit, one thing resonated with him: the congeniality among the Emory staff who interviewed him for the position of vice president for Campus Services.  “I could tell immediately that they genuinely enjoyed working with each other,” says Early.

This summer Early will join Emory’s staff as the new vice president for Campus Services.

Early comes to Emory from Columbia University in New York City, where he currently serves as vice president
for facilities operations, overseeing building and grounds maintenance, sustainability, custodial services, energy management, and engineering
and construction services for new development. He will
succeed Bob Hascall, who is retiring July 31.

“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.” 

Campus Services is a broad-based division that includes campus security, custodial services, building maintenance, campus roadway and sidewalk maintenance, architecture, landscaping, project management for new buildings on campus, facilities management for existing buildings, campus recycling, sustainability, Emory’s transportation and shuttle system, oversight of all campus parking facilities, and more.

“It 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 Mike Mandl, 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.”

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.  He is a professional civil engineer with a master of science degree in engineering from the University of California-Berkeley; a master of business administration degree from the University of La Verne in California; and a bachelor of science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy.  

Early will move his family to Atlanta this summer and officially starts at Emory on Aug. 1.

“My first priority will be to meet with the hundreds of employees in Campus Services, and with various constituencies who rely on the department,” he says.

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