Emile J. David Named Associate Vice Chancellor of Facilities Administration for UTHSC

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Emile David
Emile David, RA

Ken Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE, executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has named Emile David, RA, as the associate vice chancellor of Facilities Administration, effective immediately.

“Emile brings strong business contacts and a wide variety of experience to this position,” Dr. Brown said. “We have every confidence that his efforts will result in increased operational efficiency on a variety of projects going forward.” A Memphis native and registered architect, David previously worked as a staff architect in the Division of Facilities Planning at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He has a BS in engineering technology from the University of Memphis. Employed with the university since 2003, David has worked in the UT System Office of Architecture and Planning as a staff architect and interim director. He has previously held positions at architectural firms Allen and Hoshall, Fleming Associates and Renaissance Group.

In his new position, David will be responsible for the planning, maintenance and operation of the physical facilities of the university, including Physical Plant, Building Maintenance Services, Architecture, Space Planning, Campus Master Plan, Archibus, Facilities Planning, Construction, and Facility Services. He will also oversee the development of the Campus Master Plan, the creation of an Archibus team, and all current UTHSC capital projects in Memphis, Nashville and Knoxville. In addition, David will also be charged with the development, programming, and planning of any future Health Science Center capital projects in Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga and Nashville, along with managing all UTHSC real estate transactions.

The search for an associate vice chancellor for Facilities Administration was conducted internally. Shelia Cooper, special projects coordinator in the College of Pharmacy, chaired the search committee. The position will report directly to the executive vice chancellor for UTHSC.

David has been married to his wife, Brenda, for 30 years. They have three children — Jenna, Joshua and Rebekah — and one grandchild, Sam.