Linda Daniels Named University System’s Vice Chancellor for Facilities
Atlanta — July 9, 2002
Linda M. Daniels, a registered architect and a long-time member of the Board of Regents’ facilities staff, has been named vice chancellor for facilities for the University System of Georgia, following a national search.
Daniels, who has served as assistant vice chancellor for design and construction for the System since 1998 and a member of the University System Office staff since 1992, will assume her new duties on July 16.
Daniels’ appointment fills a vacancy created by the retirement of William K. Chatham, who served as vice chancellor from 1996 through 2001. George B. Wingblade, who has been serving as interim vice chancellor for facilities since January, will return to his duties at South Georgia College once Daniels takes up her new post.
“We are excited about the dedication, commitment, knowledge and energy that Linda will bring to this critical position,” Senior Vice Chancellor for External Activities and Facilities Tom Daniel said in announcing the appointment. “Her many years of experience working with campus facilities colleagues throughout the University System should serve her extremely well as she moves to this new level of responsibility.”
Daniels has 24 years of experience in the facilities arena, including the long-range planning, master planning and maintenance of buildings and campuses. As assistant vice chancellor for design and construction, Daniels oversees an active capital improvement program of over $2 billion. She manages five program managers who serve as liaisons for the 34 USG campuses and also hires and supervises outside consultants for various projects. She worked her way up at the University System Office from project architect (1992-1995) to director of planning (1995-1998).
As director of planning, Daniels managed the implementation of a System-wide campus master-planning process to ensure that facilities plans for each campus are continually updated and that they are in step with the Board of Regents’ Strategic Plan. Daniels worked with an architectural firm to create an innovative master-planning template that guided each campus in creating its master plan. The template won a national award in 2001 from the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) and the American Institute of Architects. Prior to joining the Board of Regents staff, Daniels worked as an architect at the Atlanta office of Rosser, Finch, Alexander, Barnes, Rothschild and Paschal International, from 1984 to 1992, where her major projects included jails and detention centers.
Daniels holds degrees in environmental design and architecture from Auburn University’s College of Architecture. For the first two years after she graduated in 1982, she worked as an intern architect at Yielding and Wakeford Architects, in Albany, Ga. While an undergraduate, Daniels completed an internship with the Historic American Buildings Survey, in Washington, D.C., worked as a cooperative education student for Tiller/Butner/Rosa Architects, in Montgomery, Ala., and served as a teaching assistant in Auburn University’s freshman design program.