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UAA Hires New Facilities Planning and Construction Director


John R. Faunce, P.E. brings 40 years of engineering experience to UAA

ANCHORAGE, AK – University of Alaska Anchorage Facilities and Campus Services is pleased to announce the hiring of John R. Faunce, P.E. as the Director of Facilities Planning and Construction. He was recently selected from a nationwide field of over 55 candidates.

Faunce has 40 years of engineering experience with over 30 years as a uniformed officer in the Navy Civil Engineering Corps; he retired as a Captain in the Navy. He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Nevada and a M.S in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University. He is a registered engineer in Alaska and Texas.

During his 30 years in the Navy, Faunce provided facilities management, planning and construction management, operations and maintenance services to large military installations all over the world. For the past 10 years, he worked with an international engineering firm as the lead for construction and project management services for the recently completed reconstruction and renovation of the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. He has over 40 years of combined military and civilian experience leading and mentoring professional, technical and administrative staffs, and providing excellent facilities services to the campuses he has worked on. Additionally, he is a certified Principal Project Manager with Parson Brinkerhoff.

In his cover letter, Faunce stated that he “can’t imagine a position that would better match his skills and experience.” He will start his new position as Director of Facilities Planning and Construction on Monday, Dec. 21, 2009.

UAA Facilities Planning and Construction facilitates and manages the design, implementation and construction of comfortable, safe and cost effective facilities for UAA students, staff and faculty.

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