Ginny Routhe has been selected to be UW-Madison’s Assistant Vice Chancellor of Capital Project Delivery in Facilities Planning & Management. Her first day will be July 24, 2023.
Routhe brings a diverse background of more than 18 years of experience in facilities operations leadership, sustainability, project management, and construction. She has worked in higher education for 15 years, and she most recently served as Milwaukee Area Technical College’s Facilities Planning, Sustainability & Construction Director, where she was responsible for capital budgets, utilities, permits, construction bid procurement, contract supervision and state board approvals.
“I am looking forward to applying my experience in managing construction projects, higher education, and especially Wisconsin state higher education to this job,” Routhe said. “My past roles have prepared me well for the challenges ahead, but I am also eager to learn from and collaborate with my peers and staff.”
As Assistant Vice Chancellor of Capital Project Delivery, Routhe will lead Capital Budget, Project Delivery, and Quality Assurance/Quality Control. She will partner closely with campus, state and UW System partners to execute capital project initiatives. Ginny’s leadership comes at a crucial time for the Capital Project Delivery team, who is executing a $1.6 billion portfolio.
“Ginny’s commitment to her teams was particularly impressive to me,” said Associate Vice Chancellor Cindy Torstveit. “She is known for supporting her staff with compassionate and professional leadership, which resulted in a stronger team. We already have a great team, and Ginny will help us as we continue to improve our project delivery.”
Routhe is drawn to UW-Madison’s reputation as a nationally respected research university – with physical facilities that fulfill its mission.
“I’m excited to be a part of a deeply talented team and a university whose research and innovation transforms our state and our world,” said Routhe. “My bent towards continuous excellence will translate well to leading the university’s capital project delivery team.”
Routhe holds a BS from Houghton College and an MBA with an Energy and Sustainability Studies Emphasis from Franklin Pierce University. An active community member, she has served on advisory groups for city plans, sustainability and facilities referendum.