Campus: San Jose State University -- June 17, 2002

SJSU Names New Associate Vice President For Facilities Development And Operations

San José State University has named Tony Valenzuela the associate vice president for facilities development and operations. Valenzuela will be responsible for the vision and leadership to develop, operate and maintain the university's physical plant assets. His team is comprised of skilled trades, custodial, grounds, energy/utility, administrative, operational support/planning, design and construction professionals.

In addition to Valenzuela's varied experience in the planning, design, construction, operations and maintenance of complex industrial facilities, he brings educational institution experience through a previous appointment at the California State University Office of the Chancellor in Long Beach. Among his duties, Valenzuela was program manager for preliminary design and cost modeling of a $260 million, systemwide telecommunications infrastructure capital outlay project. He was also the CSU contract administrator for a UC/CSU joint systemwide $190 million direct access electricity contract (CSU's portion).

In a consultative role, Valenzuela assisted campus facilities managers in analyzing energy-related project economics, delivery alternatives, financing alternatives and articulated risks associated with each alternative. He also directed California Public Utilities Commission regulatory positions on behalf of the CSU.

Valenzuela received a Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School in 1998. He holds an MBA from The Peter F. Drucker Graduate Management Center, The Claremont Graduate School, and a BS in electrical engineering from CSU Los Angeles. Valenzuela is a California board registered electrical engineer, member of Tau Beta Pi and Golden Key honor societies, and is a founding father of Nu Alpha Kappa fraternity.


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