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Following an extensive search, Sterrett Lane Adams has been named the new director of Building Services, effective June 6.

In his new role, Adams will provide leadership and direction to a team of more than 300 employees representing Campus Maintenance, Energy Management Control Systems, Housing Support, HVAC Systems, Life Safety Services and Asset Management.

Adams, a native North Carolinian, has served as the operations manager for Energy Management Control Systems since August 2009. Prior to joining the University, he worked for Johnson Controls for 18 years in progressively responsible roles, which included working on the University campus managing large construction projects and the installation, programming and final acceptance of HVAC control, fire alarm and security systems. Adams brings more than 41 years of experience in the installation and maintenance of building systems, including 20 years of project and budget management. He also has extensive experience in plumbing systems, mechanical equipment and components, Biosafety Level 2 and 3 laboratories, comparative medicine facilities, and energy management systems and strategies.

Darius Dixon, executive director of Facilities Operations, wishes to thank the search committee and others in the campus community who participated in the selection process, and to give special thanks to committee chairs Steve Gooch, director of Grounds Services, and Herb Richmond, director of Housekeeping Services, for the time and effort they dedicated to filling this position.

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