Associate Vice President of Facilities Management
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Pete Strazdas is the Associate Vice President for Facilities Management at Western Michigan University. Overseeing a department of nearly 500 employees, he is responsible for planning, engineering, construction, and operations for a campus of 150 buildings and 8 million GSF. In his 35 year tenure at WMU, Pete also held positions as the Construction Administrator, Director of Maintenance Services, and Assistant Professor of Construction Management. He served on the Michigan APPA Board for many years, including six years as President, and is presently the International APPA President-Elect.
Pete was appointed by the Governor to the Michigan OSHA Construction Commission, is a five-term Mayor in the City of Portage, and served as the President of the Council of Governments in Kalamazoo County. He has been a speaker at the Michigan, Midwest, and National APPA conferences. He also presented at the national COAA, ASHEE, SCUP, CAUBO, NFMT, CDS, and Engineering Society of Detroit conferences.