Gresock Named Space Management Director

Posted: July 12, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

John Gresock has been named director of George Mason’s new Office of Space Management. He comes to the university after having served as senior planner for MMM Design Group in Norfolk, Va. Lori Delio, previously senior planner in the Facilities Office, has been named assistant director.

Gresock is no stranger to higher education, nor to George Mason. He worked at Old Dominion University from 1993 to 1999 as director of facilities planning and construction. Before that, he was associate director of George Mason’s Facilities Planning Office from 1985 to 1993.

In his new position, Gresock is the primary staff support for the university’s standing space administration committee. Additionally, he is responsible for the maintenance of the space data warehouse and has primary authority over space utilization decisions and internal moves, as well as being a key player in the institutional decision-making processes regarding overall facilities development, acquisition, renovations, and lease issues.

The appointments of Gresock and Delio represent a significant step in the overall effort toward establishing a comprehensive space management policy and process at George Mason, building on the work of the presidentially-appointed space management task force, which submitted its report earlier this year.

A university-wide space advisory committee that Provost Peter Stearns and Senior Vice President Maurice Scherrens will cochair is being established. Supporting this committee will be a team of space coordinators that represent each department and unit at George Mason, using the newly developed automated space data warehouse. This team has already been established.

George Mason has more than 4 million square feet of developed space in more than 120 buildings on its three campuses. Larry Czarda, vice president for operations, and Reid Herlihy, vice president for facilities, are charged with developing and integrating the new space management process and systems.

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