University announces new vice president for facilities

Shane McKeon, Assistant Campus Editor

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John D’Angelo Jr. will be Northwestern’s next vice president for facilities, the University announced Friday.

D’Angelo will oversee the University’s physical assets on its three campuses, including “some 225 buildings and about 10 million gross square feet of laboratories, classrooms, offices and residences,” according to a University news release.

“I am thrilled that John will be joining us at Northwestern,” Provost Daniel Linzer said in a news release. “I greatly look forward to working closely with him on space planning, sustainability and our many construction and renovation projects.”

D’Angelo will leave a job at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where he was vice president of engineering and facilities operations.

He also spent 20 years as a naval officer, during which time he oversaw facilities at a major naval base in Pensacola, Florida.

“John’s skills, experience and talents will be a significant asset to the University as he assumes the leadership role for facilities,” Executive Vice President Nim Chinniah said. “I am delighted to have him join the team.”

D’Angelo’s appointment comes during the University’s $2-billion “We Will” campaign, which includes new construction and renovating old buildings.

D’Angelo will replace Ron Nayler, who retired in December.

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