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Letter From the President: SAVP Operations

Jan. 28, 2019

Letter from the President: Vice President of Operations

I am pleased to announce that we continue to make progress filling open executive positions and that I will be presenting an additional individual to the Board of Regents for approval at the January Regents meeting. 


Vice President, Operations


Reports to:       James L. Gallogly, President

Candidate:       Mr. Eric Conrad (external candidate)


Candidate Summary:


Mr. Conrad has over 20 years of diversified experience in managing a number of operations from Fortune 500 companies to one of the nation’s largest private universities (Brigham Young University).  He has directly managed operating budgets as large as $840 million and real estate portfolios valued over $4 billion. Additionally, he has overseen organizations as large as 2,700 employees that have included union and non-union employees spread across 3,100 buildings in 42 states.  Mr. Conrad is well versed across all operational components including, but not limited to, facility and construction management, public safety, fleet services, housing services, university store, food services, sustainability practices, procurement, technology services and human resources.


Mr. Conrad has a Bachelor of Science in Facilities Management from Brigham Young University and a Master of Science in Management and Leadership from Western Governors University.


We anticipate his start date on February 25, 2019.


Position Overview:


The Vice President for Operations is a member of the executive leadership team directly reporting to the President. This position will ensure the efficient and smooth operation of essential university functions and services, including Facilities Management, Landscape and Grounds Maintenance, Housing and Food Services, Public Safety, Purchasing, Max Westheimer Airport, Parking Services, Printing, Mailing and Document Services, Risk Management, and the Jimmie Austin Golf Club.