John A. Furman, an engineer and veteran U.S. Coast Guard administrator, has been hired to serve as the director of Facilities Management at Western Washington University.
“We are excited that John has agreed to join Western as director of Facilities Management. He is a service-centered leader with strong communication skills and a vast array of facilities experience,” said Richard Van Den Hul, vice president for Business and Financial Affairs. “He also has a strong commitment and proven track record in advancing sustainability, energy efficiency and facility preservation. He is an excellent addition to the team here and will help us all in fulfilling our mission of serving Western in the facilities area.”
Capt. Furman, now deputy at the Coast Guard’s Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center in Norfolk, Va., will begin his duties at Western in August. He was hired following a national search and succeeds Tim Wynn, who is retiring.
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