Associate Vice President for Facilities Management
Colorado State University
Tom Satterly currently serves as Associate Vice President for Facilities Management at Colorado State University,
leading a team of 600 facilities professionals in the operation of the main campus which spans 2000
acres and 533 buildings, and a 1,600-acre mountain campus. His experience includes 34 years of
progressive operational management expertise, 12 years in higher education, across a broad range of
facility disciplines including planning, design and construction, operations and maintenance, utilities,
sustainability, safety and finance. He also contributed to several Public Private Partnership (P3) projects
that included housing and dining facilities, recreational sports and a wastewater treatment plant, both
while in the Navy and later at the University of Georgia. His most recent P3 project at Colorado State
University involves a $470M program of research laboratories and veterinary medical facilities.
Tom served in the United States Navy for 22 years, both as a Shipboard Propulsion Engineer and a Civil
Engineer Corps Officer. He is a registered Professional Engineer, and has earned both bachelor’s and
master’s degrees in engineering and an MBA degree.