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Bashwiner joins University as associate vice president for Facilities and Services

May 9, 2014
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Bruce Bashwiner

Bruce Bashwiner has been named associate vice president for University Facilities and Services. His appointment began on May 1, and he succeeds Richard Pifer, who recently announced his retirement after nearly 15 years at the University.

Bashwiner comes to Rochester with more than 20 years of experience in academic, health care and corporate facilities and infrastructure management. He joins the University from the Einstein Healthcare Network (EHN), a private, not-for-profit health care system with five primary campuses and multiple outpatient centers. Since 2004, he has served as network vice president of facilities and services at EHN in Philadelphia, with responsibilities for 5.5 million square-feet of facilities and more than 800 employees.

Before joining EHN, he was division vice president at Crothall Facilities Management, responsible for overseeing plant operations, maintenance, construction project management, safety management, and clinical engineering management for 42 health care, institutional and industrial facilities.

Facilities and Services encompasses the River Campus, Medical Center, Eastman School of Music, the Memorial Art Gallery and other properties totaling more than 12 million gross square feet of the University’s multi-site campus. Its units include Central Utilities and Energy Management; Environmental Services; Mail Services; Facilities Operations; and Parking and Transportation.

“Bruce comes to us with a strong background in facilities management including experience with complex health care facilities. He has a reputation of being a strong manager, and we were pleased to find someone with his qualifications during our national search. He is a perfect fit for the University of Rochester,” said Ron Paprocki, University senior vice president for administration and finance and CFO.

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