Emile J. David, associate vice chancellor for Facilities Administration at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has announced two appointments: Kenneth J. Bradshaw to director of Facilities Administration, and Gary M. White to director of Architecture and Planning.
In the spring, Bradshaw officially assumed his new role, in which he has overall responsibility and authority for all facilities activities. He previously served as assistant director and interim director in Facilities Administration, and the Office of Architecture and Planning. A 41-year employee of the University of Tennessee, he began his university service in Facilities and has served on numerous university boards and committees.
With a staff of approximately 215, and a budget in excess of $19 million, Bradshaw provides leadership to all full-time, part-time and temporary university employees working within the department. His responsibilities include oversight of more than 40 campus buildings, which entails building systems maintenance, operations, capital outlay and capital maintenance construction, in-house construction, logistics, grounds, transportation and custodial services.
Bradshaw completed the Limited Residential Contractor License Course at Chattanooga State Technical College and has been an independent contractor for more than 25 years. He has honed his skillset by taking courses from various industry organizations like the American Institute of Architects, and has successfully completed the Memphis Business Development Contractor’s Management Course. He has also participated in Tennessee Vocational Education Electricity/Electronics and Fundamentals of Project Management Fred Pryor Seminars.
White, who joined UTHSC on June 29, is a member of the American Institute of Architects. He will serve as the campus architect and be the initial point of contact for renovation and remodeling requests, as well as for the current drawing database for the UTHSC main campus in Memphis.
As the architect of record, White is responsible for the qualitative development of the Memphis campus, as well as for the implementation, monitoring and evolution of the more than 3.5 million square feet of space in more than 40 buildings that comprise UTHSC in Memphis. He serves as the liaison between the university and professional design and construction consultants, and maintains contacts with governmental agencies, professional organizations and other educational institutions to aid and foster physical planning activities.
Previously, White led master planning efforts for FedEx Express hubs located in Memphis; Paris, France; Frankfurt, Germany; and Guangzhou, China. Born in Seville, Spain, and raised in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, he holds a Bachelor or Architecture degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Western Governors University.