Kandi W. Deitemeyer
President, Central Piedmont Community College
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Robert J. Glusenkamp
Executive Vice President, Rodgers Builders, Inc.
Bob received undergraduate degrees in architecture and environment planning from Indiana’s Ball State University and earned an MBA from the McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte. He has been the team leader on some of Rodgers’ most significant projects, including Belle Meade Retirement Resort in Southern Pines, NC.
He is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and past president of the Associated Building Contractors of the Carolinas (ABCC). He has also served on the Advisory Board for UNCC College of Architecture.
Vice Chancellor, Business Affairs, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
As Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs, Elizabeth A. Hardin is UNC Charlotte's chief financial and administrative officer, responsible for the university's fiscal management and audit, facilities development and operation, human resources, public safety, technical operations & planning, business continuity, and auxiliary services. Prior to joining UNC Charlotte in 2006, Ms. Hardin served as Vice President for Administration at the University of Wyoming (2003-06) and various senior positions at UNC Charlotte, including Associate Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs. She received a BBA in economics from the University of Georgia and a MBA from Harvard Business School. Ms. Hardin is active in the National Association of College and University Business Officers and the Rocky Mountain Business Officers Association.
Director of Planning - Campus Architect, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Kathryn Horne is an architect with over 30 years of experience focused on planning and design of education facilities. As the Director of Space Management at UNC Charlotte and part the Facilities Management leadership team, Kathryn works with the Office of the Provost to lead assessment and programming efforts with constituents from departments across campus to understand their programmatic and space needs and facilitate solutions. Kathryn earned her architecture degrees at NC State University and Clemson University. She was a partner at The FWA Group. Prior to joining UNC Charlotte, Kathryn was a senior planner at Georgia Institute of Technology. Kathryn is involved with local and regional organizations in volunteer and leadership roles. She has served on the AIA NC Board of Directors, as the first woman president of AIA Charlotte, on the SCUP Southern Regional Council, as the 2016 Southern Regional Conference Chair and as a Program Chair for Leadership Charlotte.
Robert Mock, Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte
Robert Mock joined the Charlotte Campus of Johnson & Wales University as the second president of the university in 2015. His career in higher education began in 1995 at the University of Arkansas as a staff member in continuing education; four years later, he joined the faculty. In 2001, he began his ascent in the university’s leadership, from an associate dean to the associate vice provost for student affairs. In 2010 and until his hire at JWU, Mock served as the vice president for student affairs at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. From 2002 until 2010, he served in the Arkansas Army National Guard as a medical service corps hospital administrative officer. His education includes a B.S. in Industrial Engineering with minors in Physics and Mathematics from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. His Masters in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication and a Doctorate in Higher Education Administration are from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
William A. Nichols
Vice President, Campus Planning & Services, Queens University of Charlotte
Nichols joined the Queens team in June 2005. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia where he earned his Bachelor of Architecture in 1972. Nichols was a partner with Lee-Nichols Architecture, awarded the prestigious Kamphoefner Prize in 1996 and the Firm Award from AIA North Carolina in 2000. His firm specialized in university projects constructing buildings on most of the university campuses in North Carolina. Nichols developed the campus master plans for UNC-Charlotte, North Carolina Central University, Appalachian State University, the Mint Museum of Art and Charlotte Country Day School. Nichols has been very active in the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and served as President of AIA North Carolina in 1994. He was President of the NC Architectural Foundation from 1996-1997. Also, he is a member of the Association of University Architects (AUA) and the Society of College & University Planners (SCUP). He has been involved with the Mecklenburg County Council Boy Scouts of America for many years, is an Eagle Scout and received the Silver Beaver award in 2004. Currently he is on the executive committee of the council serving as Vice President of Properties.
Bill is responsible for developing and implementing all of the planning, design and construction of the facilities of the Queens Campus Master Plan. The Campus Master Plan includes renovation and new construction on the Main Campus in Myers Park and the Sports Complex at Marion Diehl Park. He is also responsible for investigating off-campus properties for expansion and negotiating real estate transactions.
Associate Vice President, Facilities and Construction, Central Piedmont Community College
Vicki Saville is Associate Vice President for Facilities & Construction at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina. CPCC is the largest community college in North Carolina having six campuses and three centers with over 75,000 students served annually. Vicki is a registered Architect and Landscape Architect. She has an MBA is Sustainability from the San Francisco Institute of Architecture in Berkley; a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree and a Master of Architecture degree from Virginia Tech. Prior to CPCC, Vicki was Facilities Architect/Landscape Architect for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, the 19th largest school system in the nation. She was integrally involved in the design and construction and master planning of over 40 new schools and numerous additions and campus renovations worth over $1.3 billion. She is LEED Accredited, and founding board member and treasurer of the USGBC Charlotte Region Chapter. She is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the American Society of Landscape Architects. She is CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) and Advanced CPTED certified and has a Six Sigma Green Belt from North Carolina State University.
Kevin B. Utsey
Principal, Clark Nexsen
Kevin Utsey has design and management experience for both private and public clients, including projects for educational institutions as well as commercial, retail, and mixed-use project types. His expertise extends through all phases of project development, from initial planning and programming through design. Kevin received his undergraduate and master's degrees in architecture from North Carolina State University and is a Principal with Clark Nexsen. He is a past president of AIA Charlotte. Projects under Kevin's design leadership have been recognized with both national and regional awards. He is a LEED® Accredited BD+C Professional with the U.S. Green Building Council as well as a Green Globes Professional (GGP). Kevin was elected to the AIA College of Fellows in 2013.