New VP to Manage Campus Facilities and Operations, Lead Long-Term Planning
December 13, 2012 – The current superintendent of the U.S. Senate office buildings will join Georgetown in January to lead operational facilities on campus and help the university achieve strategic growth in Washington, D.C. as it engages in a long-term planning process.
Robin Morey, who has served as a senior executive with the Architect of the Capitol since 1999, will become Georgetown’s new vice president for planning and facilities management Jan. 7.
As superintendent, Morey manages the day-to-day structural and mechanical operations of 2.5 million square feet of offices, hearing rooms and other space in the Senate complex. Among his accomplishments, Morey spearheaded the development of the master plan for the Senate complex.
Joining a Quest
“The experience that Robin brings to Georgetown in this role will be an asset for our community as we deepen our engagement with our neighbors and with the District of Columbia,” said Georgetown President John J. DeGioia. “We are committed to planning responsibly to strengthen not only our university, but also our impact within Washington, and we are pleased that Robin is joining our community at such an important time.”
To identify growth opportunities outside of Georgetown’s historic main campus, the university recently joined forces with Forest City Washington – an urban land-use and development company that played a role in revitalizing the neighborhood around the Nationals Park stadium and the District’s Southwest waterfront near Arena Stage.
As vice president for planning and facilities management at Georgetown, Morey will manage this partnership.
Morey comes to Georgetown as a results-oriented leader. As superintendent, he oversaw sustainability programs that resulted in an energy reduction of 20 percent. He also developed a long-term facilities improvement program that increased training programs and policies, reducing injury rates and increasing client service ratings to the highest levels.
The Architect of the Capitol office is responsible for the care and maintenance of the U.S. Capitol and the buildings and grounds of the Capitol complex.
“Robin Morey is a consummate professional, exceptional leader and terrific engineer,” says Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers. “He has been a tremendous asset to the Architect of the Capitol for 13 years and has been a great support to me, the U.S. Senate and the Congress. Robin knows how to manage buildings and complex infrastructures and, above all, believes in and provides excellent customer service to everyone he encounters.”
Honored and Humbled
“I am honored and humbled for the opportunity to serve the students and faculty at Georgetown University as well as the surrounding community,” Morey said. “I look forward to leading the quality team at university facilities and strengthening the facilities and services Georgetown University provides to its excellent students, faculty and staff.”
Morey succeeds Karen Frank, who retired as vice president for facilities and student housing in August. Frank Tiscione has served as interim vice president since September while a comprehensive national search took place to fill the senior leadership position.
“Robin’s proven leadership, focused on customer service serving one of America’s most recognized public spaces, will be a great benefit to Georgetown as we work to improve our operational efficiencies on campus and engage in long-term planning,” said Chris Augostini, senior vice president and chief operating officer. “He brings a unique combination of experience and management that will strengthen our world class institution both on campus and beyond our gates.”
Meeting Future Needs
Morey’s tenure at the Architect of the Capitol began in 1999 when he served as chief engineer of the U.S. Capitol Power Plant. He joined the Senate Superintendent’s Office as deputy superintendent in 2002.
A graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park, Morey is also a commander in the D.C. Air National Guard and has served numerous active duty tours, including Operation Enduring Freedom in the Middle East.
Robin’s wife, Debbie Morey, is a Georgetown associate vice president.
“I’m excited to begin engaging the campus master planning team in supporting the strategic and sustainable development of Georgetown University to meet its future needs,” Morey said.