Vice President for Facilities Management (vacant)


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.


Michael Guglielmo, Jr., Director of Design & Construction

Mike oversees the Design & Construction group to ensure projects are prioritized and completed within defined schedules and budgets.


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.


John Luipold, Assistant Vice President, Real Estate

John has been with Brown since 2007 and has over 25 years experience in the acquisition, management and disposition of real estate. John leads the Real Estate and Auxiliary Housing team to oversee all aspects of the University commercial and residential real estate portfolio. Working in concert with Brown’s Senior Leadership and the Real Estate Subcommittee of Brown’s Facilities and Campus Planning Committee, John is responsible for working within the framework provided by the University master plan to provide strategic direction for the development, acquisition, sale, lease, sublease and management of real estate. John is also Chair of the Thayer Street District Management Authority representing Brown’s interests toward the larger goal of the betterment of the Thayer Street business community.


Chris Powell, Assistant Vice President, Sustainable Energy & Environmental Initatives

Chris directs campus-wide sustainability efforts as Chair of Brown’s  Strategic Sustainability Planning and Advisory Council, as well as for implementing  the 2020 energy related GHG reduction plan and related goals. Chris leads a team including a sustainability initiatives director, student and academic engagement coordinator, 14 interns and 2 energy engineers and oversees all energy efficiency investments across campus. Additionally, Chris is chairman of the Rhode Island Energy Efficiency and Resource Management Council (EERMC).


Jack Wilcox, Manager, Human Resources and 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, Business Support, and Stores Operations groups. 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.