Georgetown’s Vice President of Housing and Facilities, Karen Frank, is set to retire at the end of August. President John J. DeGioia announced that the search for her successor will commence shortly, in an email to members of the Georgetown community this afternoon.
Frank has held the position for over two decades and participated in several important initiatives to improve housing and construction projects throughout campus. “From the building for our School of Foreign Service in Doha, Qatar, to the ongoing work to complete the Calcagnini Contemplative Center in Bluemont, Virginia, Karen has ensured the ongoing safety, integrity, value and sustainability of Georgetown’s facilities,” DeGioia wrote in the email. “She has made a lasting imprint on Georgetown University both on the Hilltop and beyond.”
For now, Frank will be replaced by Interim Vice President for Facilities and Student Housing Frank Tiscone, who formerly held positions in the Department of Defense and with the Architect of the Capitol. She will also continue to serve as a senior advisor to Chief Operating Officer Chris Augostini during the search process for a new Housing vice president.
According to DeGioia, Frank has been instrumental in adding at least ten new buildings to Georgetown’s campus, “totaling more than 1.5 million square feet of new space.
Full email after the jump!