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Syracuse University to Review Steam Station, Seeks Modern Solutions for Enhanced Operations
As Syracuse University’s Division of Business, Finance and Administrative Services (BFAS) continues its strategic planning process, its primary focus remains aligning the University’s resources and assets with the vision and mission articulated in the Academic Strategic Plan. As part of that effort, BFAS is launching a review of the University’s Steam Station operations.
Amir Rahnamay-Azar, senior vice president and chief financial officer, says reviewing the Steam Station operations is critical to ensuring that all business functions are efficient, effective and supportive of the University’s institutional priorities.
“Providing our students a world-class education, ensuring our faculty members have the tools and resources necessary to thrive as educators and researchers, and supporting the professional development of our passionate staff is at the heart of every decision we make in BFAS,” says Rahnamay-Azar. “I am pleased we are taking a close look at everything we do and look forward to seeing how we can evolve our Steam Station operations.”
The Steam Station produces steam 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and is best known for heating most of the Main Campus buildings. Consisting of the Riley and Alco Steam Plants, the Steam Station produces much of the University’s domestic hot water production, sterilization, cooling and humidification; it also runs the Chilled Water Plant during the warmer months. Along with serving Syracuse University, the Steam Station serves the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Environmental Science and Forestry, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse VA Medical Center and Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital.
As part of the review process, the University is consulting with outside experts in the field to explore new opportunities that would benefit the campus community and prioritize the retention of the entire Steam Station team. Upon conclusion of the review process, BFAS leaders will provide an update to the campus community, which will include recommendations for future operational effectiveness.
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Founded in 1870, Syracuse University is a private international research university dedicated to advancing knowledge and fostering student success through teaching excellence, rigorous scholarship and interdisciplinary research. Comprising 11 academic schools and colleges, the University has a long legacy of excellence in the liberal arts, sciences and professional disciplines that prepares students for the complex challenges and emerging opportunities of a rapidly changing world. Students enjoy the resources of a 270-acre main campus and extended campus venues in major national metropolitan hubs and across three continents. Syracuse’s student body is among the most diverse for an institution of its kind across multiple dimensions, and students typically represent all 50 states and more than 100 countries. Syracuse also has a long legacy of supporting veterans and is home to the nationally recognized Institute for Veterans and Military Families, the first university-based institute in the U.S. focused on addressing the unique needs of veterans and their families. To learn more about Syracuse University, visit http://syracuse.edu.