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Internal Announcement from Dick Cannon to UNH Managers

February 7, 2007

Due to the magnitude of the campus energy needs and associated projects and the capital construction projects involving a number of UNH buildings, I am announcing the reorganization of two of the largest departments in my area: Facilities Services and Business Affairs.

Effective immediately, former Interim Assistant Vice President for Facilities Paul Chamberlin has been named Assistant Vice President for Energy and Campus Development. In this newly created position, Paul is responsible for maximizing energy efficiency and innovation to meet the campus energy needs, including the management of the new $28 million co-generation plant, as well as campus planning, facility design and construction and the campus utility systems.

A significant part of Paul’s responsibilities include the complex landfill gas project which entails building a gas processing facility and 12.7 mile pipeline from the Waste Management Turnkey Recycling and Environmental Enterprise Landfill in Rochester, N.H., to the UNH co-gen plant in Durham, where the gas will be converted to renewable energy to meet 85 percent of the campus energy needs. The USNH Board of Trustees has given conceptual approval to the proposed $39.7 million landfill gas to energy project which will reduce UNH reliance on non-renewable fossil-based fuels to an energy source which is renewable and carbon neutral. The project is expected to go before the trustees for final approval sometime this spring.

The second major portion of Paul’s responsibilities include the capital construction projects associated with the UNH Master Plan and made possible through Project KEEP-NH and HEFA bond issues. Kingsbury Hall is completing the second phase of construction and James, DeMeritt and Parsons are scheduled for major renovation or demolition and new construction through state and private funding. Paul also retains responsibility for the numerous campus projects managed through the Space Allocation, Repair and Renovation Committee (SARRC).

The second portion of the reorganization involves Business Affairs. Anthony Zizos, currently serving as Assistant Vice President for Business Affairs, has been promoted to Associate Vice President for Operations. Facilities Operations and Maintenance have been added to Anthony’s existing responsibilities for the office of Business Affairs, which involves the management of the operation and maintenance of over 40 percent of the institution’s facilities. Facilities Operations and Maintenance includes: the maintenance zone managers; hardware services; housekeeping and contracted custodial services, grounds and events; the garage; off-shift services; service contracts; planning and training; materials management and inventory; the Facilities BSC; and Facilities information technology.

Please join me in congratulating both Paul and Anthony as they assume their new roles and responsibilities.

Dick Cannon
UNH Vice President for
Finance and Administration

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