Eugene Buck, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
"Eugene Buck is the college administrator and facilities manager in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He oversees construction, renovation, operations, and maintenance of more than 50 buildings, collectively housing over 1,000,000 assignable square feet of classrooms, teaching and research labs and studios, machine shops, performance spaces, and offices. He also manages replacement and acquisition of teaching equipment, from costume racks and lighting infrastructure in theater arts to spectrometers in chemistry. Buck has been involved in 11 major construction and renovation projects totaling over $500 million, as well as many smaller projects to expand and modernize our teaching spaces and to create research laboratories for new hires. Over the last eight years, he has played a variety of critical roles in the response to and recovery from the flood of 2008. He was instrumental in coordinating the evacuation of millions of dollars of equipment and materials as the waters rose and creating temporary homes for displaced units, and he has been working with departments, Facilities Management, and architects throughout the design and construction of our brand-new fine arts buildings."