John Bollier named vice president for facilities and campus development

John Bollier
John Bollier

John Bollier, associate vice president for facilities, will become Yale’s vice president for facilities and campus development on July 1, President Peter Salovey has announced.

As part of the expanded operations team led by Jack Callahan, Bollier will continue Bruce Alexander’s work leading campus planning and facilities. Alexander, vice president for New Haven and state affairs and campus development, is retiring at the end of June after two decades at Yale.

John will assume responsibility for the oversight and management of facilities planning, construction, renovation, and operations, as well as help shape and steward our campus,” said Salovey in his announcement to faculty and staff. “In collaboration with vice presidents, deans, and other university leaders, John will direct special attention to the facilities and campus projects that support Yale’s academic investments and university priorities.” 

A licensed architect, Bollier arrived at Yale in 1992, after a decade of working with architectural firms in Connecticut. His initial role at Yale was as a facilities capital project manager at the School of Medicine, where he spent 12 years — the last four of which he led the school’s facilities operations and capital group. In 2003, John joined Alexander’s office and assumed responsibility for facilities operations across the university, and in 2008, his duties expanded to include overseeing the planning and capital projects groups that serve the entire campus. In 2012, the Office of Sustainability was added to his portfolio of oversight. Under Bollier’s leadership, the university’s facilities organization has embraced a culture of continual improvement that has enabled it to implement over $4 billion in capital projects while also supporting Yale’s ever-changing daily facilities needs.

I look forward to working with John as we build on Yale’s remarkable physical growth and campus development over the last two decades to enhance education, research, scholarship, preservation, and practice,” Salovey said. 

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