Joseph A. Ienuso
Joseph A. Ienuso is the executive vice president for University Facilities and Operations where he leads a team responsible for new building design and construction, campus public safety, campus services for students, building and grounds maintenance for academic and administrative departments, and the University’s residential portfolio. Joe also leads the development of 6.8 million square feet as part of the University’s long-term expansion in Manhattanville, a former manufacturing zone in West Harlem.
Facilities and Operations manages more than 240 buildings and 15 million gross square feet and has an operating budget in excess of $400 million per year. Over the last decade, Joe has overseen the successful delivery of $2.8 billion in capital projects. The organization’s capital plan for the next five years is $1.5 billion.
Joe joined Columbia University in 1989 and has held a number of senior administrative roles in Admissions, Financial Aid, Student Services, and Facilities and Operations. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University, a Master of Science in Education from St. John’s University, and a Bachelor of Science from St. John’s University. He is Chair of the Board of Directors of Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW), a nonprofit organization that trains women for skilled jobs in construction and other blue-collar industries, Vice Chairman of the New York Building Congress and Founder and Co-Chair of its Education Task Force, and is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Salvadori Center.