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Following an extensive search, Cynthia “Cindy” Register has been named the new executive director of Engineering and Construction Services and University Engineer, effective Dec. 13.

In her new role, Register will oversee the planning, capital budgeting and project management of engineering services, energy management, and construction management and services. The Engineering and Construction departments provide the University with services that include integrated engineering services for capital and informal projects, energy management and water conservation initiatives, building commissioning services, administration and management of construction contracts for formal capital projects, and in-house construction services for renovation, maintenance and repair projects.

“I am very excited to have Cindy join our Facilities Service executive team,” says Anna Wu, associate vice chancellor for Facilities Services. “The depth of her engineering and construction management knowledge positions us well as we plan the execution of the repair and renovation program funded by the 2021-2023 state budget.”

Register joined the University in 2016 as assistant director of Engineering Services – Energy Management and since July 2020 has served as interim director of Facilities Engineering. In these roles she has managed the facilities engineering and energy management units, participated in all phases of project and construction management, and led the planning and execution of the University’s pandemic response related to building HVAC ventilation systems.

Prior to her work with the University, Register worked at the North Carolina State Construction Office for 17 years. Starting as a building systems engineer, she then held the position of assistant director of the consulting services section for 10 years. She has extensive experience with capital project management, contract negotiation, and energy and water conservation, and she also served as a member of the North Carolina Building Code Council.

Cindy earned her Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University. She is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of North Carolina and a certified Professional Energy Manager (PEM) through the Institute of Energy Professionals.


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