Following a competitive national search, Wendy Halsey has been selected as Carolina’s next associate vice chancellor for Facilities Services, starting Feb. 5, 2024.
An experienced and versatile leader in facilities management and engineering, Halsey has spent the last three years at Virginia Tech as assistant vice president for Facilities Operations, where she administered an operating budget of $25 million, 11 million square feet of building space, a 40-acre university-owned quarry, an inventory of over 11,400 trees, and a workforce of nearly 400 in all aspects of building maintenance, renovation, engineering, grounds, housekeeping, waste and recycling, customer service, event services, and design standards. Previously, Halsey served as deputy superintendent of the House Office Buildings for the Architect of the Capitol, where she was responsible for maintaining spaces for all U.S. House Representatives. A retired captain of the U.S. Navy, Halsey served for 27 years in roles responsible for progressively complex facilities and construction management organizations, including the role of commanding officer of Camp David, the U.S. presidential retreat.
“I am excited to have Wendy join our leadership team,” says Nate Knuffman, vice chancellor for Finance and Operations. “I know she will be a strategic and transformational leader of the talented and skilled staff who manage our University’s buildings and grounds.”
Halsey earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Stanford University. She earned a master’s in urban planning from the University of Florida, a master’s in business administration from National University, and a master’s in national resource strategy from the Eisenhower School, National Defense University. She is a registered professional engineer in the state of North Carolina.