Chris Kiwus

Core Competencies: Facilities Management
June 1 – June 4, 2015
Virginia Tech, Blackburg, Va.

Chris Kiwus, Virginia Tech's associate vice president and chief facilities officer, will address important areas of facilities management in the morning's general session. Kiwus oversees the care, maintenance, and development of more than 125 buildings on over 2.600 acres. He will speak about how he manages the campus's 400 facilities personnel and $150 million capital project program, highlighting topics such as sustainability, emergency planning, organizational development, maintenance, and equipment. A captain in the U.S. Navy, Kiwus earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Union College and a bachelor's degree in economics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He has a master's degree in civil engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, a master’s degree in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College, and a Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering from Rutgers University. He is a graduate of the Advanced Executive Program, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and is a registered professional engineer in Florida. He joined the Virginia Tech administration in 2014.



Updated April 17, 2015