Administrative Offices Begin Moving to Carter
March 29, 2019
Several administrative offices are being relocated to spaces in Carter Hall vacated by the student services offices that moved to the Campus Commons earlier this month.
Three of the moves are scheduled to happen this month. They are:
- Equity & Inclusion: Moves this week from Carter Hall 3005 to the former Visitors Center.
- IM&T (some west campus offices): After Equity & Inclusion moves, offices in Michener, Snyder and the University Center will begin relocating to Carter 3005 and 3006, formerly Admissions (note: some IM&T functions in the UC will move to Parsons; IM&T offices will remain on the lower level of Carter.)
- University Marketing: In mid-April, University Marketing, which is now in the Trotter House, temporarily moves to Carter 1005 (formerly Financial Aid) to allow the Trotter House to immediately become student housing after the spring semester.
The tentative plan this fall is to prepare Carter 3002 (formerly the Registrar’s office) for Accounting and Purchasing. When Carter 3002 is ready, Accounting and Purchasing will move there from Carter 1002. Marketing will then move to Carter 1002, making way for Development and Alumni Relations to be in Carter 1005.
These moves were recommended by a space-use advisory committee convened by President Andy Feinstein last fall. He asked the group to start its work by recommending offices to occupy vacant spaces in Carter Hall created by the move of Admissions, Bursar, Financial Aid, and Registrar to the Campus Commons. The committee’s charge was to ensure the centralization of student services and gateway access at the center of campus and maintain Carter Hall as the university administrative building. The committee, consisting of representatives from each division, worked with vice presidents to identify potential offices. Through its work, the committee determined the logical target groups for moving to Carter Hall were administrative offices with little-to-no-student contact. Beyond physical fit and variables such as whether offices were move-in ready, possibilities for revenue generation factored into the committee’s recommendations. The committee’s full proposal is available here.
As directed by President Feinstein, the space-use committee will next review vacancies created by the office moves to Carter and make a recommendation. In addition to identifying and recommending a space on west campus that could accommodate a large classroom. Committee members are Lyndsey Crum, Tobias Guzmán, Nate Haas, Kirk Leichliter, Helen Reed and Gardiner “Tuck” Tucker.