I hope everyone is settling in and that fall semester is off to a good start. It was a busy summer for our parking team. As you know, the transition to our new parking vendor, CampusParc, is occurring this fall.
While our team has been busy working with our new parking partner all summer, the entire transition is being managed to ensure that everyone's experience is as smooth and seamless as possible.
One change you will notice is that Sarah Blouch, our current executive director of Transportation & Parking Services, has decided to accept a leadership role with CampusParc, the Concessionaire, or lease-holder, for the parking system.
Sarah will serve as the President of CampusParc and will manage the lease for the investors from the highest level. She will ensure that the parking operator meets the requirements of the agreement, and will be responsible for protecting the very important assets of parking structures and lots. She will also focus on customer service and will work closely with the University to coordinate all of the day to day details and planning that are required to run effective, efficient parking operations.
You know from experience with our parking and transportation operations that Sarah is an extremely talented member of our team. We are fortunate to have someone with her skill and very unique understanding of our parking operations and our University community overseeing the agreement for our parking management firm. We feel strongly this will be a great benefit to the University and will help ensure a smooth transition of operations and the continued excellence of the parking operations.
I am also pleased to say that Beth Kelley-Snoke has decided to move to a leadership role managing our new organization, Transportation & Traffic Management, which will oversee the Campus Area Bus Service, fleet services, traffic management services and the university end of the parking lease.
For those who are not familiar, Beth is currently the Director of Transportation & Parking Services and has worked side-by-side with Sarah for 17 years to run our current operations at the standards you have come to expect. Beth has accepted a role that will allow her the opportunity to expand her current duties as well as be involved in the university’s management of the parking lease. Beth’s history and keen understanding of our organization and operations will continue to be an asset to this University. Her dedication and relationships throughout the University will help provide stability and leadership as the new Transportation & Traffic Management organization evolves.
Both Transportation & Traffic Management and CampusParc will have new websites up and running soon, and will remain closely linked, as our transportation and parking services have always been linked. I’ll be back in touch again soon to provide the new web addresses and contact information.