The Operations Division oversees tactical and strategic initiatives for the departments of Camps & Conferences, Human Resources, Facilities, Public Safety, and Purchasing. Effective January 2014, Simulation Technology department joined the Library & Technical Services Division. The division continues to improve practices, update policies (divisional and campus wide) to enhance the culture of the Academy.
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 in 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 division works closely with the Division of Capital Assets Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) and the Massachusetts State College Building Authority (MSCBA) to execute projects and thereby improve campus life.
The Operations division has recently completed a Master Plan outlining the construction on the campus for the next five years. That plan continues the expansion and renovation of the dormitory complex. The $50,000,000 project expands Fourth Company – out ten rooms towards the bay and up six stories netting the Academy 200 additional cadet beds. In addition to the Fourth Company expansion, all bathrooms in all dorms are being renovated and student lounges are being added in all companies. The dormitory work, managed by the Massachusetts State College Building Authority (MSCBA), includes the renovation of the Fantail lounge and the expansion of Pande Dining Hall. 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. The dining hall will offer an additional 200 seats with stunning views of the T. S. Kennedy and the Cape Cod Canal.
Also included in the master plan is the ongoing $8,000,000 renovation of the former Hurley Library. The renovated space will house the Academy Bookstore, the offices of Career and Professional Services department, the Advancement Office and faculty offices. The project completion is September 2014.
The Waterfront Protection Project has begun. This new $5,000,000 pier and breakwater will support the Academy’s small boat operations as well as the college’s new hydro-kinetic test center.
Admirals’ Hall received a $3,000,000 facelift that includes a new front entrance and expanded seating for over 400 cadets - enough to seat our incoming freshman class.
Underway is the new pedestrian walkway which will relocate the former “Power Plant Road” to the outskirts of the baseball field and will create a central walkway linking the much-used Alumni Gymnasium to the rest of the campus. Phase II of this initiative includes a $10,000,000 expansion of Alumni Gymnasium. The new space will support the increasing student population with expanded cardio areas, weight rooms, and sport court spaces.
The updated master plan also calls for the off-campus relocation of the Marine and Facilities departments and the re-purposing of the building currently located in the center of the campus. The new area is slated to include a new energy and environmental lab as well as an academic building, as funding allows.
Keeping its vigilant commitment to sustainability, all new spaces will meet or exceed the US Green Buildings Council LEED Silver standard. In addition to the responsible construction, the Academy is also undertaking several green energy projects.
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 web pages. The web pages have been updated to provide Trustees with valuable current information and are used as a source of reference. There were no new appointments of Trustees this past year and the student trustee has been re-elected for FY15. 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, Executive Office for Administration and Finance, and the new Office of Trustee Relations.
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