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Anthony Zizos to Retire 2012; VPFA to be Reorganized

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Anthony Zizos, associate vice president for Campus Operations, will retire June 30, 2012, Dick Cannon, vice president for Finance and Administration, announced recently.

“Anthony has been a major force in delivering high quality housing, dining, transportation and facility services to the UNH campus. In addition to having made sustained improvements in all areas of his responsibility, we have continually relied on his experience, wisdom and commitment to UNH to assist with many of the challenges facing the university,” Cannon said. “His dedication to our students and the entire university community during the past 31 years is unsurpassed and he will be sorely missed as a member of my management team and as a colleague.”

The news of Zizos’ retirement presented an opportunity to review the VPFA organization in support of the university’s strategic plan, Cannon said, leading him to combine Operations and Maintenance and Energy and Campus Development into one department. The move, based in part on the recommendations of the Budget Task Force, is an effort toward increased efficiencies.

The organizational change will take place July 1, 2012, when Paul Chamberlin, currently the assistant vice president for Energy and Campus Development, will assume the role of associate vice president for Facilities and head the combined facilities organization. Dave May, assistant vice president for Business Affairs, will increase his leadership portfolio by assuming oversight responsibilities of Transportation Services. Both Chamberlin and May will report directly to Cannon.

“I have challenged Paul and Dave to continue Anthony’s efforts to deliver high quality, seamless services, while responding to the current budget pressures,” Cannon said, adding that he is confident his team will plan and execute a smooth transition.