University of San Diego President Mary E. Lyons has named Russell C. Thackston as the new vice president for business and administration, the school announced Friday.
He will assume his USD post on Jan. 28, 2013.
Thackston brings a record of accomplishments in strategic planning, contracting, procurement, human resources, real estate, design, construction, facilities management, auxiliary services, sustainability and transportation.
Currently the assistant vice chancellor of facilities management at the University of California, San Diego, Thackston joined UCSD in 2003. During his tenure, he also has served as the assistant vice chancellor of auxiliary and plant services, and the director of facilities management. As the assistant vice chancellor of auxiliary and plant services, he oversaw a team of more than 1,000 employees and managed an annual budget of $120 million.
Recognized nationally for his leadership of university campus sustainability initiatives, he helped create UCSD’s Sustainability Resource Center that promotes student, staff and faculty collaborations.
At UCSD, Thackston reduced the division’s costs by $3 million and increased revenue by $5 million annually. He developed a nationally recognized sustainability and renewable energy program, earning UCSD the Sierra Club’s third “coolest” school award.
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