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FAU Names New Vice President for Facilities
BOCA RATON, FL (March 21, 2007) – Florida Atlantic University has named Tom Donaudy vice president for facilities and university architect, a position he has occupied on an interim basis for the past year.
“Tom’s 21 years of experience and comprehensive knowledge of FAU’s facilities construction and campus development needs make him the ideal individual to lead the Division of Facilities,” said FAU President Frank T. Brogan. “I am confident he will play a dominant role in FAU’s successful development in the years to come.”
Donaudy came to FAU in 1997 from Tallahassee, where he was an architect for the State University System of Florida, with responsibilities that included administering facilities planning activities at the University of Florida, Florida A&M University and the University of North Florida. He originally came to FAU as director of facilities planning. Within a year of being promoted to associate vice president, Donaudy was named vice president for facilities/university architect on an interim basis.
“I am both grateful and excited about this new opportunity,” said Donaudy. “My career at Florida Atlantic University has prepared me well for this promotion, and I look forward to being a part of the leadership team that guides FAU on its path of excellence.”
In the associate vice president’s position, Donaudy gained broad experience in developing and implementing the University’s master plan, negotiating campus development agreements with local government agencies, preparing the University-wide five-year capital improvement program and developing schematic designs for proposed construction projects. He also acted as liaison to the State Department of Education’s Division of Colleges and Universities with regard to the University’s capital improvement program and related data requests from the Florida Board of Education.
As associate vice president, Donaudy supervised the departments of facilities planning, environmental health and safety, physical plant, space utilization and analysis and engineering and utilities, which together have more than 200 employees. He managed an operating budget in excess of $15 million and assisted the vice president for facilities/university architect in overseeing an average of $100 million worth of capital construction projects annually.
Donaudy has a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Florida A&M University and a bachelor’s degree in design from the University of Florida. Prior to entering the public sector, he was a member of several Tallahassee-based architectural firms.
Florida Atlantic University opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serv es more than 26,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses strategically located along 150 miles of Florida's southeastern coastline. Building on its rich tradition as a teaching university, with a world-class faculty, FAU hosts nine colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Barry Kaye College of Business and the Colleges of Education, Engineering & Computer Science, and Architecture, Urban & Public Affairs.