The Operations Division is responsible for major deferred maintenance and capital projects and carries out those missions with the philosophy of building a robust sustainability program and investing renewable energy on campus. Not only is the investment in renewable energies a savings to the Academy, it also serves the purpose to provide hands on training for our student body.
The Academy has acquired three new “House Doctors” to design renovations and expansion to the dormitories, repurposing the Hurley Building, upgrading Admirals’ Hall, and continue to beautify the walkways and streetscapes throughout the campus.
The division works closely with the Division of Capital Assets Management (DCAM) and the Massachusetts State College Building Authority (MSCBA) to improve campus life as well as funding projects. The MSCBA is currently upgrading all center core bathrooms in the dormitories to include upgrades and an increase in female facilities. This project began in June 2012 and will continue with upgrades and renovations during the winter and summer breaks through 2015. Additionally, to assist in accommodating the growth in the student population and meeting the strategic target goals, Fourth Company dormitory will be expanded and have an additional two floors added. This project is expected to begin in May 2013 with a target completion date of August 2014. The expansion will add an additional 223 beds meeting our target goal of 1600 students by fall 2014. Included in this project are upgrades to Pande Dining Hall roof and the installation of a larger kitchen grease trap to accommodate our capacity for wastewater. The quality of student life will improve by adding larger lounges with views of the bay, an express gym, and new tennis and basketball courts.
Further, the division is working with DCAM to repurpose the Hurley Building to house on the first floor the offices of Advancement, Career & Professional Services, Yacht & Boat Donations, and Follett Book Store with two additional conference rooms. The second floor will house faculty offices. The coordination of completion for this project and the dormitories is time sensitive due to the relocation of faculty, departments, and increased student population.
Other completed renovations on campus include the campus decentralization and the Gymnasium HVAC/decentralization. Both these projects were funded with American Recovery Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds.
In conjunction with DCAM, the division continues to work with Sasaki to develop and finalize a Campus Master Plan that will incorporate the Academy’s strategic goals and academic needs as we move to increasing enrollment in future years.
The division continues to act as Liaison and Clerk for the Board of Trustees which meet on campus a minimum of eight times a year. The division is responsible for compiling materials for the Board of Trustees meetings and Committee days and maintaining the Board webpage. One new Trustee was appointed this past year along with three re-appointments. Also, a new student trustee has been elected for FY13. The Operations Division provides the necessary information required for the Board and Commissions webpage at the Governor’s Office, Mass Department of Higher Education, Secretary of State’s Office, and Executive Office for Administration and Finance.
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