Organizational changes set to enhance capital planning, construction, and financing efforts
October 23, 2020
Over 30 capital construction projects totaling nearly $2.7 billion across Blacksburg, Roanoke, the Greater Washington, D.C. metro region, the commonwealth, and Switzerland are included in the university’s Six-Year Capital Outlay Plan for 2020-26.
Organizational changes moving ahead within the Virginia Tech administrative enterprise aim to ensure these critical capital projects come to fruition by boosting the efficacy of the capital planning, construction, and financing processes.
“Effective stewardship of university resources – financial, human capital, and physical – is intrinsically connected to our capacity to achieve our Beyond Boundaries vision. As we look ahead to the exciting growth and construction opportunities on our horizon, it is imperative we advance collaboration, transparency, and continuous improvement across all stages of the capital project lifecycle. Doing so will help Virginia Tech bring spaces to life that will catalyze learning and innovation for years to come,” said Dwayne Pinkney, senior vice president and chief business officer.
Pivotal in accomplishing this charge will be Associate Vice President for Campus Planning and Capital Financing Bob Broyden. Broyden, previously associate vice president for capital assets and financial management, was recently appointed to this new position.
To more closely integrate the university’s long-range financial and strategic planning efforts with the capital program, Broyden will report dually to Chris Kiwus, vice president for campus planning, infrastructure, and facilities, and Ken Miller, vice president for finance.
Broyden brings over 27 years of unmatched experience at Virginia Tech in finance, capital outlay planning, financial management, business process improvement and operational analysis, state funding programs, and debt capacity planning and allocation.
He will lead a new high-performance cross-functional team that will facilitate strategic, enterprise-wide long-range physical planning, advancement of the capital outlay program, space and land use, and real estate activities.
Reporting to Broyden are leaders from the Division of Finance and Division of Campus Planning, Infrastructure, and Facilities, including the assistant vice president for planning and university architect, the assistant vice president for capital construction, the executive director of real estate, the director of capital project implementation and reporting, the director of capital planning and financing, and the deputy to the associate vice president for capital planning and capital financing.
These organizational changes are among the many examples of ongoing administrative transformation efforts helping Virginia Tech build its capacity to deliver administrative and business services in the most cost-efficient and effective manner possible, while leveraging advanced technological systems and service delivery models to do so.