Pinkston appointed facilities management director at UW-Green Bay
Paul Pinkston has been named director of facilities management and planning at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The appointment is effective Sept. 20.The selection caps a national search that saw five candidates visit campus for interviews and public presentations. Pinkston has been filling the position on an interim basis since 2009 when his predecessor, Chris Hatfield, accepted a facilities position at the University of Notre Dame, his alma mater.
Pinkston manages and directs a UW-Green Bay facilities management and planning division with responsibilities extending across a 700-acre campus with 1.4 million gross square feet of building space. He oversees employees in building maintenance, grounds, custodial services, central heating plant, electrical work, and fleet/motor pool. The director also coordinates the campus physical development planning and provides oversight on campus construction and remodeling projects.
Pinkston joined the UW-Green Bay staff in 1994 as a planning analyst and was promoted to senior facilities planning specialist in 2001. In his role as campus planner, he was recognized in 2008 as recipient of the Founders Association Award for Excellence in Academic Support. The award citation noted his detailed and far-sighted work as a planner, project manager and liaison on millions of dollars’ worth of major capital projects, as well as his capacity for creativity and problem-solving.
Pinkston graduated from UW-Green Bay with a bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Studies, and an emphasis in architecture and urban design. He holds construction and electrical supervision certification through the Occupational Health and Safety Association, along with FMA (Facilities Management Administrator) designation from the Building Owners and Managers Institute.