Interim VP for
Facilities and Real Estate:
Mr. Tom Stump, the Senior Associate Dean for the School of Engineering and Applied Science, has been named Interim Vice President for Facilities and Real Estate. President Amy Gutmann and Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli asked Mr. Stump to serve, after Omar Blaik announced he would be stepping down at the end of this month to start his own firm (Almanac February 21, 2006). “We are grateful and appreciative of Tom’s willingness to serve in this important capacity,” Dr. Gutmann said.
SEAS Dean Eduardo Glandt said, “Tom’s rare combination of talents and experience are commensurate with the challenges of this job.”
As Interim Vice President, he will oversee management of some 850 employees and be responsible for the overall strategy, operations, finances and service delivery of all units within Facilities and Real Estate Services. These include some of the largest activities within Penn: FRES’s Budget and Administration, Design and Construction Management, Facilities Administration, and Real Estate, in addition to the University Architect and others.
Mr. Stump received his M.B.A. from Wharton in 1982 and has had an extensive career at Penn that started that fall. At SEAS, Mr. Stump has been responsible for all the operational services, facilities development and strategic planning. He has played a major role in the construction of Vagelos Laboratories, Levine Hall, and Skirkanich Hall.
Mr. Stump served as Interim Vice Dean for SAS, 1999-2000. That spring, he served on the first Models of Excellence Selection Committee. He was a member of the Strategic Planning Committee on the Campus Environment for the Agenda for Excellence and the subsequent Building on Excellence. In 1997, he served on the Cost Containment Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Administration.
Dean Glandt added, “Tom’s generous willingness to serve is wonderful news for the University. This interim appointment makes us proud, because it is a clear endorsement of the quality of operation he has been running in our School, as well as his professionalism and integrity.”
Almanac, Vol. 52, No. 26, March 21, 2006
March 21, 2006
Volume 52 Number 26