Michael Guglielmo, Jr., Vice President for Facilities Management

With more than 27 years of experience in strategic planning, building design and construction management, Mike brings a wealth of knowledge to this position. Mike came to Brown as a project manager and was promoted on three separate occasions before assuming an interim leadership role in FM and now VP. Mike holds a Bachelors of Architecture degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. He also served the country for 20 years in the Rhode Island Air National Guard as a member of the 143rd Civil Engineering Squadron. During his Brown tenure, Mike has been an integral part of creating highly collaborative environments where Brown stakeholders work together with designers, engineers and subcontractors to develop the best project solutions while implementing over a $1 billion capital plan. He has been instrumental in the development of numerous strategic projects including the Granoff Center for Creative Arts and the Engineering Research Center, completed in 2017,  utilizing the highly collaborative Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) method. Mike also played a vital role in the development of South Street Landing and has been recognized as an industry leader in the development of the IPD approach at Brown.


Paul Armas, Assistant Vice President, Facilities Operations

Paul has 20 years of facilities management operations experience. He currently provides strategic leadership and administrative oversight to maintenance trades, custodial services and the grounds departments with operations, engineering, physical plant, moves, preventive maintenance, and infrastructure replacement renewal support strategies to meet the needs of the University. Paul has been at Brown University since 2010, and his skills includes managing large teams of directors, managers, supervisors and frontline staff in the higher education, healthcare and business service sectors.


Monty Combs, Director of Systems & Services

Monty has been at Brown University since 2003 and has served as the Director of Systems & Services since 2007. As director, Monty is responsible for strategic oversight, selection, implementation, and ongoing support of information technology solutions. Monty works closely with the Computing and Information Services department to integrate FM systems with the University's central systems.


Collette Creppell, University Architect

Collette joined Brown as University Architect in 2016. In this new position, Collette leads the FM planning team, directs the campus planning process and project planning efforts. In addition, Collette provides architectural design oversight and direction for the University’s capital projects, and is responsible for the Institutional Master Plan. She works closely with senior leadership and members of the Brown Corporation to provide strategic and design direction to project planning efforts with a focus on the overall plan for the campus.


Deborah Dunphy, Director of Facilities Services

Deb oversees the Service Response Center, our 24 hour  365 days a year call center and administers the FM Partnership Program.


Director of Design & Construction (vacant)


Julie Haworth, Director of University Event & Conference Services

Julie oversees the University Event & Conference Service group to ensure that all activities related to events or conferences provide a positive experience for our customers.


Assistant Vice President, Sustainable Energy & Environmental Initiatives (vacant)


Jack Wilcox, Manager, Human Resources & Labor Relations

Jack supports all areas of the department by managing recruitment, selection and hiring, the labor relations and grievance processes, and employee relations issues.


Dave Woodward, Director of Finance

Dave has been with Brown since 1995, joining Facilities in 1998 to oversee the finance and business support. Among his responsibilities are budget management/accounting, payroll, customer billing, purchasing/accounts payable, materials management, and coordination with the university controller's and budget offices.