Monday Afternoon Learning Opps

Campus Footprint: Rethinking Space Needs of the Modern Campus

  • Monday, July 15
  • 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM
  • Austin Conv Center
  • Level 4, 19
  • SK


Michael Osborn

Vice President - Senior Analyst

Moody's Investors Service

New York, New York

Jed Shivers

Vice President / Chief Operating Officer

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, North Dakota

Steve Stabile

Vice President for Finance & Business and Treasurer

The New School

New York, New York


As technology, interest rates, construction costs, real estate prices, and deferred maintenance back logs continue to change and rise, your campus footprint needs to evolve in response. The speakers will discuss their institutions’ unique approaches to addressing campus space needs. The University of North Dakota, for example, is in the midst of a plan that will ultimately remove 1.6 million gross square feet of campus infrastructure; some assets will be sold and others demolished. The New School, located in New York City, operates in a space-constrained environment. When space becomes available, it can be very expensive and may require a significant capital renovation to meet the university’s needs.

Learning Objectives

  • Assess the relevancy of space to your campus footprint
  • Determine the process for evaluating and making decisions about the campus footprint and which constituents to involve
  • Develop a campus plan that meets the needs of the modern campus in a resource-constrained environment