Devine Is Named VP for Facilities Management

Devine Is Named VP for Facilities Management

Boston College has named Associate Vice President for Facilities Management Thomas Devine as its first vice president for facilities management, effective immediately.

In his new role, Devine will continue to be responsible for overseeing the planning, design and construction of University capital projects, as well as the overall maintenance of campus facilities and grounds.

Devine, who joined the University in 1994 as director of Buildings and Grounds, was appointed to the associate vice president position in July of 2000 as part of a University reorganization plan. Under the plan, the University consolidated its Planning and Construction division with Buildings and Grounds to form a single Facilities Management division under Devine's direction.

Facilities Management includes Facilities Services, formerly Buildings and Grounds, and Capital Projects Management, the successor to Planning and Construction.

"This appointment is not only a recognition of the fine job Tom has done with the Facilities Management organization but also of the good work that his team does on a day to day basis," said Executive Vice President Patrick Keating. "Facilities Management is a large and significant part of the support services of this university. We are blessed to have a person of Tom's talent in this leadership role."

Devine said, "I see this appointment as recognition and an endorsement of the successful programs that the Facilities Management team has put in place over the last 19 months. I am honored that Boston College has given me this exciting opportunity and look forward to the challenges that lie ahead."

A graduate of Rhode Island College, Devine previously served as director of facilities and operations at the University of Rhode Island and as superintendent of plant maintenance at General Dynamics' Electric Boat Division. -Stephen Gawlik


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