December 15, 2011
Steve Hultin, a 25-year veteran of Facilities Management and interim director since August, has been named to the permanent position and will start his official duties on December 16.
Vice President for University Operations Amy Parsons cited Hultin’s outstanding performance as interim director and strong background in capital construction projects, the university’s master plan, and knowledge of CSU and its history and challenges.
“Steve demonstrates an exceptional commitment to service and a willingness to approach problems in innovative, positive and collaborative ways,” Parsons says. “He is dedicated to ensuring his team has tools, resources and leadership to carry out critical responsibilities at the university as well as plan for the future.
“Facilities has been one of the most innovative departments on campus, particularly in the area of sustainability, and I firmly anticipate Steve is the person to take the department even further,” Parsons said.
The facilities management director provides strategic direction and leads the daily operational management of the division. The department includes university landscaping, energy and carbon neutral programs, transportation services, trades/remodel/construction services and utility services, among other areas.
After several years in the private sector, Hultin joined CSU in 1986 as a design engineer and project manager. He has since served as manager of engineering and utilities, and as the department’s assistant director, he has been responsible for engineering, small-remodel construction, trades operations, and utilities services for more than 10 million square feet of campus buildings on several different campuses.
Hultin also played a pivotal role in the new chilled water facility and has acted as the university’s liaison to FortZED, an effort led by the city of Fort Collins and community organizations to create a new “zero-energy,” physical district in Fort Collins that includes much of downtown and CSU’s main campus.
Hultin also has been an adjunct instructor in CSU’s Construction Management program. He earned his bachelor’s in physical science and master’s in mechanical engineering from CSU.