Group will ensure efficient and equitable use of space on campus

This past April, the Health Sciences Center Facilities Department fully integrated with WVU’s Facilities and Planning Division. There are substantial advantages to having a single organizational structure that encompasses planning, design, construction and maintenance of facilities across the entire WVU campus.

A complex and costly infrastructure project across the HSC will improve the safety and efficiency of the building. Along with these projects, the HSC administration maintains 1.5 million square feet of academic, research and healthcare space, including HSC North and South, Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Center, Erma Byrd Biomedical Sciences Building and the surrounding grounds and auxiliary facilities.

Vice President and Executive Dean of Health Sciences Clay Marsh, M.D., has formed the HSC Space Planning Committee. This group will ensure the efficient and equitable allocation and use of space on campus, while making sure all space allocations support the University’s mission, goals and objectives.

The committee provides:

  • A stabilizing influence so organizational concepts and directions are established and maintained with a visionary view,
  • Insight on long-term strategies in support of the WVU Facilities' master plan,
  • Resolution of project conflicts and disputes, reconciling differences of opinion and approach,
  • Space guidelines to serve as a foundation for space planning and allocation and
  • Reviewing/documenting the current space use and creation of a space master plan.

The committee is responsible for major elements such as:

  • Approving all WVU program requirements documentation that must accompany large projects,
  • Approving all University Planning Committee submissions,
  • Approving HSC space justification forms and
  • Collaborating with all school, center and unit space representatives.

The members of the committee represent the schools and research at HSC, with participation from Facilities Management and Information Technology. Dean membership is on a rotating basis. The committee includes:

Dr. Marsh, chair
Vice president and executive dean of health sciences

Tom Borgia, D.D.S.
School of Dentistry dean

Paula Congelio
Associate vice president, HSC chief financial officer

Chris Cuff, Ph.D.
Health Sciences Research and Graduate Education

Gregory Hand, Ph.D., M.P.H.
School of Public Health dean

Randy Hudak
Senior associate vice president for facilities and services

Tara Hulsey, Ph.D., R.N.
School of Nursing dean

Matt Latimer
Campus planner

Tim Povenski
Strategic management analyst

Laura Roth
Assistant vice president for HSC Information Technology