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Space Committee and Space Planning

All University buildings and land belong to the University as a whole and are subject to assignment and reassignment to meet the institution's overall priorities and needs. The University Space Committee (USC) will make decisions concerning the use and renovation of space; the allocation of existing space; and planning for future allocation needs. The Provost is responsible for allocations of all university space including off-campus rental space in consultation with the USC. Decisions are made after careful consideration of all relevant factors and consultation with the units involved. Relevant factors include: adherence to the master plan, compatibility with existing use of space, university strategic priority and cost. The University Space Committee (USC), which is chaired by the Provost and Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities, approves all allocations of university space and off-campus rental space, except for space allocations in Blair Hall, which are approved by the Chancellor. Each college, school and division  is encouraged to establish a Local Space Committee to consider and prioritize local needs and discuss space requests to be made to the University Space Committee. The Local Space Committee will work to implement decisions made by the USC.

Members of the University Space Committee are appointed by the Chancellor. Current members of the USC are:

• Dr. Brenda Allen, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Chairperson
• Mr. Owen Cooks, Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities, Co-Chairperson
• Dr. Merdis McCarter, Senior Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
• Dr. Randy Mills, Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administration
• Dr. Carolynn Berry, Associate Provost for Institutional Planning, Assessment & Research
• Ms. Letitia Cornish, Assistant Provost for Administration & Planning
• Ms. Valerie Howard, Director of Sponsored Programs
• Dr. Trae Cotton, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
• Mr. Gerald E. Hunter, Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administration
• Dr. Himanshu Gopalan, Chair of the Faculty Senate
• Mr. Justin McKenzie, Associate Provost and Chief Information Officer
• Ms. London Mickle, President of the Staff Senate, Recorder
• Ms. Donna Presnell, Facility Planner
• Dr. Subash Shah, Professor of Political Science
• Dr. Kathy Stitts, Associate Provost for Lifelong Learning
• Ms. Carmen Wigfall, Computer Support Technician, IT

The USC is staffed by the Facilities Planning and Engineering Office. For information regarding the USC, please contact Mr. Owen Cooks at extension 750-2855.

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