James Caffrey Named Associate Vice President for Facilities Operations at The University of Scranton

January 18, 2017

The University of Scranton has named James L. Caffrey as associate vice president for facilities operations. Caffrey is responsible for organizing, directing and evaluating facility planning, design and construction services, as well as developing strategic plans and equipment and capital construction infrastructure budgets.

“Jim’s broad experience in all aspects of facilities and capital project management will serve him well in his new position,” said Edward Steinmetz, senior vice president for finance and administration at The University of Scranton. “He is a highly-skilled administrator with proven innovative thinking and strategic facility planning skills. He has managed various facilities personnel for many years and has proven to be a skilled teacher and mentor in team building and development of a responsive customer service-focused culture.”

Caffrey comes to Scranton with more than 30 years of experience in various facilities management roles primarily in health care environments. Most recently, he served as administrator of facilities operations at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown. There he was responsible for managing a wide variety of capital projects and facility-related services, including budgeting control of engineering, safety and plant operations at multi-hospital and medical office building network sites. It was there that Caffrey managed a $2.7 million dollar energy saving initiative and chaired pre-construction meetings and the Energy Initiatives Leadership and Sustainability Committee.

Previously, Caffrey served as administrator of facilities management for the Greater Hudson Valley Health System in Middletown, New York, assistant vice president for facilities management at Catskill Regional Medical Center, Harris, New York, and vice president of administrative services for Wyoming Valley Health Care System, Wilkes-Barre. He also held the position of adjunct architectural engineering professor at Luzerne County Community College.

Caffrey earned his and bachelor’s degree and MBA from Wilkes University. He is active with several facilities-related organizations, including the American Society of Healthcare Engineers and has served as chairperson of the Architectural Engineer Review Board at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre.

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