May 13, 2016
Margaret Carney

President John Garvey announced today that The Catholic University of America has hired Margaret Carney, AIA, as the new associate vice president for facilities planning and management, effective July 11, 2016. Carney has served as the university architect and associate vice president for campus planning and design at Temple University since April 2011. She has been a practicing architect for over 35 years, with more than 20 years of experience in higher education.  

At Temple, Carney provided leadership in the planning and design of new buildings and grounds at Temple's seven campus sites, managing a portfolio of over 180 buildings. In her five years there she contributed to the completion of $1.8 billion in capital investment, leading the university through the creation of a new Campus Master Plan and Landscape Master Plan.  Among her signature accomplishments are completion of the Science Education and Research Center and design of a new $190 million library, construction of which is underway.

Prior to her work at Temple, Carney served as associate vice president for campus planning and design at Case Western University. In earlier private practice, she performed design work for clients such as the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston and Cornell University.

On her appointment, Garvey said, "We are so pleased to have Margaret Carney join The Catholic University of America at this pivotal time in our history.  Her record of achievement bodes well for success as we implement our campus facilities master plan. We look forward to her many contributions to the University."

"Margaret is a terrific addition to our University administrative leadership team," said Rob Specter, vice president for finance and treasurer. “Her experience and expertise in university campus planning and strong project management skills will help us solve our many capital challenges with renewed focus and energy.”

Carney noted: “I’m pleased and honored to join The Catholic University of America. This community of scholars has demonstrated its character by warmly welcoming and engaging with me throughout the recruitment process. I am excited about the opportunity to advance the University through improvements to its built environment, and can’t wait to get started.”

In her new role at Catholic University, Carney will lead the University’s Facilities Operations division, which comprises Environmental Health and Safety, Energy and Environmental Systems, Facilities Maintenance and Operations, and Facilities Planning and Construction.  She will lead efforts to achieve the goals articulated in the University's Campus Master Plan.