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TRANSITION: New director of Building Maintenance

By Dave Jones on May 7, 2010 in University News

Cynthia Kranc (rhymes with "chance") is the Davis campus's new director of Building Maintenance, overseeing 180 employees and an operating budget of $11 million in general funds and $8 million in recharge.

The unit's employees comprise laborers, building maintenance workers, physical plant mechanics, skilled trade and craft employees, inspector-planner-estimators and superintendents.

"Cynthia brings considerable experience in managing large-scale facilities operations, including capital planning, construction and maintenance, in both the public and private sectors," Allen Tollefson, director of Facilities Management, said in a memo.

"Her background in budget planning, project management and directing skilled trades people will make her an asset in Facilities Management’s efforts to build a service- and customer-focused organization."

Kranc previously worked for the city of Sacramento. She started with the city in 2001 as a general supervisor in Public Works and later became a facilities superintendent before becoming facilities manager five years ago, managing 100 employees and a $16 million budget, with responsibility for major construction projects, and maintaining 425 buildings and other structures.

Previously she worked for Boeing, serving in a variety of progressively responsible management roles related to facilities, including inventory, finance, relocation and construction.

Kranc received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Washington State University and is a member of the WSU board of trustees.


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