David Hatch has been promoted to assistant vice chancellor for Facilities Management at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
Hatch had held the position in an interim role since 2017. In this capacity, he has successfully navigated the advanced planning stages for several major multi-million dollar projects and put in place the process for the efficient management of the facilities team. He previously served as director of Facilities.
In his new role, Hatch will be responsible for directing the areas of capital planning and construction, maintenance, repair and renovation of the campus (infrastructure, buildings and grounds), utilities, housekeeping and waste management, energy and environmental sustainability.
Hatch will provide leadership of the facilities staff, ensuring a safe, clean, accessible and attractive campus environment to enhance the academic experience.
In addition to serving as a facilities consultant to the provost, vice chancellors, deans, and department heads, Hatch will partner with outside agencies and will be responsible for implementing legislative regulation and code changes that affect the university.
He will provide presentations and recommendations to the chancellor and Board of Trustees regarding selection of designers and construction managers.
A licensed engineer, Hatch came to UNCP in 2016 with more than 30 years of experience in planning, budgeting, building and maintaining buildings. He served 14 years as director of Repair and Renovation for Facilities Operations at North Carolina State University.
Earlier in his career, Hatch held project and structural engineering positions in well-known firms of Laurene and Richer, PC and Ellerbe Beckett Construction. From 1989-1996, he was partner in a small industrial renovation and remodeling company, Builders Inc. out of Charlotte.
He is a founding member of the N.C. Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers and holds a civil engineering degree from N.C. State University.