“Randy’s knowledge and expertise have served the University well over the past 17 years,” Vice President for Strategic Initiatives Rob Alsop said. “His contributions have significantly transformed the look and feel of our campuses.”
Hudak, who has been at WVU since 2001, has led the construction of numerous facilities and has overseen significant modernization efforts including the integration of student affairs auxiliary facilities and the Health Sciences Center facilities, transformation of the campuses’ deferred maintenance programs, upgrading the campuses’ infrastructure, initiating a recycling program that helped launch the University’s sustainability program and working with the Division of Human Resources to develop an apprentice program for skilled trade positions.
“It has been a privilege to lead a group of over 900 dedicated employees who transform the WVU campus every day,” Hudak said. “Their efforts over the past 17 years have created a campus environment that enhances our student experience and a provides a great work environment for our faculty and staff to excel. I personally have a deep appreciation and admiration for the team’s accomplishments and focus to make West Virginia University a place to be proud of.”
Hudak’s retirement and a change in leadership provides a unique opportunity to reimagine how Facilities and Services functions and provides service to WVU. As part of the larger transition, Jamie Kosik, director of facilities Health Sciences Center, will serve as interim associate vice president effective Dec. 15. Hudak will serve as an advisor and aid throughout the transition.
“West Virginia University is very fortunate to have an individual with Jamie’s expertise and skills to lead the division on an interim basis,” Alsop said. “His leadership vision and values align well with the student experience focus we are looking to grow.”
Alsop will lead Facilities Planning, Design, Construction & Scheduling, Paula Congelio, vice president and chief financial officer for the University, will oversee Real Estate and Transportation and Parking and Cris DeBord, vice president for Talent and Culture, will supervise University Police, all on an interim basis while the new reorganization plan is being finalized.
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