Deborah Wylie appointed associate vice president – Capital Resources Management
On Sept. 16, the UC Board of Regents confirmed the appointment of Deborah Wylie as the associate vice president – Capital Resources Management. She will join the leadership team of Vice President – Budget and Capital Resources Patrick J. Lenz on October 18.
The Associate Vice President – Capital Resources Management is the senior executive charged with University-wide responsibility for the effective planning, funding, and development of the University’s capital assets. This responsibility spans a $9.2 billion program of capital projects currently underway, a 5-year prospective estimated (including all potential funding sources) capital budget of $9.9 billion, real estate purchases and sales averaging approximately $140 million per year, land-use and environmental planning, and an ambitious sustainability program. The AVP directs and leads the services provided by Capital Resources Management, which includes the following subordinate functions: Design and Construction (strategic delivery and policy), Capital Planning, Physical and Environmental Planning (including Sustainability), and Real Estate Services.
After an extensive national search Wylie emerged as the top candidate. She has more than 30 years of architecture and planning experience. Currently the associate vice president for Operations, Planning and Construction at the California State University (CSU), Channel Islands, she is responsible for collaborating with campus administrators and the central Chancellor’s office staff to develop long-range plans for adaptive re-use of existing facilities and new construction to meet 21st century needs for teaching and learning. She has responsibility for more than 100 staff, including architects, construction managers and inspectors, and physical plant operations staff.
She has also served as the university architect in the central CSU Chancellor’s Office, managing systemwide initiatives and overseeing implementation of design and construction projects. Following the devastating Northridge earthquake, as campus architect for CSU Northridge, Wylie oversaw campus reconstruction and development of a new master plan. She has also been a principal and partner in an architectural firm providing services for residential, commercial, and entertainment industry projects.
She is a California registered architect, including National Council of Architectural Registration Boards certification. Wylie earned a master’s degree in structural engineering and a B.A. in architecture with honors from UC Berkeley, as well as an MBA from CSU, Long Beach.