Office of the Vice President

The Office of the Vice President (OVP) provides leadership to the numerous departments working together under the Facilities Organization umbrella. The group coordinates efforts across Facilities departments to ensure that the skills and resources of the Facilities Organization support the University's academic mission and our beautiful campus, including the sustainability mission of the University to steward Princeton's resources in the most efficient and effective manner. The Facilities Organization supports the University's educational mission by stewarding the University’s campus in a sustainable way to create an environment of exceptional quality where learning and research thrive.

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OVP Groups

Assistant Vice President for Strategy Management

This role has direct leadership of the functional areas of Organizational Effectiveness and Communications, Construction Communications, the Office of Sustainability, the Real Estate Office, and the recently created Office of Campus Accessibility. The Assistant VP also works closely with the facilities leadership team and campus partners, and represents Facilities on University committees, task forces and cross-functional teams.

Organizational Effectiveness and Communications

The Organizational Effectiveness and Communications group plays a critical role across the entire Facilities organization providing strategic leadership and support throughout an employee's life cycle from onboarding to departure. The Director leads the strategic direction of people management, training and development, talent acquisition, management/leadership development, performance management, diversity and inclusion, and communications across all departments and job functions. 

Construction Communications

The Construction Communications Manager represents the Office of the Vice President for Facilities and supports Facilities leadership with a focus on the 2030 Capital Plan and other university initiatives across campus, such as the Sustainability Action Plan and the Major Maintenance program. The manager works collaboratively within Facilities and as a liaison to the rest of campus and the community translating the beneficial concepts, and disruptive issues, of our construction projects on an active campus. This role coordinates and communicates planning, design, construction and operational decisions in an effort to maximize the perception of Facilities as a service organization that upholds its commitments to executing projects on time and on budget – while also minimizing impacts in support of world-class teaching and research for a diverse community of students, faculty, alumni/ae and visitors. 

Real Estate Office

The Real Estate Office manages the University’s real estate holdings, rental properties, and undeveloped lands. The group expanded in 2021 to manage the entire real estate portfolio except University Housing, where the department advises and collaborates with University Services. If you are interested in the Princeton Forrestal Center, please visit the Princeton Forrestal Center website for more information. 

Campus Accessibility

The Director of Campus Accessibility serves as the primary point of contact for ADA facility-related issues and as the leading authority on physical accessibility on campus. The responsibilities include developing ADA standards for the University, incorporating them into the Design Standards Manual (DSM), conducting project design reviews, and addressing accommodation concerns. The Director is responsible for the development and administration of the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Program as it relates to University facilities, grounds, all paths of travel, and access to parking. The Director creates and manages the ADA strategy for campus, identifies and implements short-term and long-term goals, and matches the ADA Program goals to the vision.

Office of Sustainability

The Office of Sustainability develops, coordinates and supports the aggressive sustainability initiatives at Princeton University. They work collaboratively with our students, faculty, staff, regional and national affairs offices, as well as with our local Princeton community to promote sustainability efforts and practices. With our networking and collaborative efforts, we are also part of a larger professional community promoting sustainability initiatives at other colleges and universities.

In The News

Princeton creating opportunities for small businesses, including diverse-owned firms, to grow through campus construction projects
Nov. 15, 2023

Princeton is using a new model for campus construction projects that partners large design and construction firms with smaller ones to help increase the number of businesses, including those that are diverse-owned, that have the needed experience and scale to bid on future capital projects at the University and elsewhere.

Reynolds named Princeton’s assistant vice president of strategy management
Sept. 20, 2023

Abby Reynolds, chief operating officer for Americas infrastructure and real estate at Blackrock, has been named the assistant vice president for strategy management at Princeton University Facilities. She started at Princeton Sept. 11.

Historic house, new home
March 3, 2023

After 96 years, the historic brick Tudor Revival building that once stood at 91 Prospect Ave. has a new address — 110 Prospect. 

What is Geo-Exchange?
Feb. 6, 2023

As part of Princeton University's goal to achieve climate neutrality by 2046, we are advancing our use of geo-exchange technology. Investing in geo-exchange projects, with enough capacity to serve the entire campus, will enable Princeton to phase out nonrenewable energy sources, including natural gas burned today to produce steam heat. 

Lopez named Princeton’s inaugural assistant vp for facilities
Jan. 20, 2023

Michael Avanti Lopez, the senior associate director of administrative planning in the Office of the Executive Vice President (OEVP), has been named the inaugural assistant vice president for facilities. Lopez began his new role on January 23.


Our Mission

The Facilities Organization supports the University's educational mission by stewarding the University’s campus in a sustainable way to create an environment of exceptional quality where learning and research thrive.