Fuligni to lead facilities planning and management

Paul Fuligni has been named associate vice president for facilities planning and management, effective July 10. Fuligni has served as director of facilities management at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, since retiring from the U.S. Navy in 2011.

"We're excited to have Mr. Fuligni join the FPM team, and know he will be a great addition to our already great organization," said Kate Gregory, senior vice president for university services.

Fuligni will oversee FPM operations, which include:

  • Facilities, including maintenance, custodial and grounds services
  • Planning, design and construction
  • Utilities
  • Space planning and management
  • Sustainability office
  • Auxiliary units (building security services, postal/parcel services, flight service and Veenker Memorial Golf Course)

During his 29 years of service in the Navy, Fuligni held leadership roles in Naval Facilities Engineering Command, including Vice Cmdr. (Pacific Division, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 2009-11), commanding officer (Marianas, Piti, Guam, 2007-09; Northwest, Silverdale, Washington, 2005-07) and operations officer (Pacific Division, 2002-05).

Fuligni earned his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois; and a master's in environmental engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He succeeds Dave Miller, who retired in January. Utilities services director Jeff Witt is serving as interim associate vice president.