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Susie Johnson named associate vice president for facility operations

By Capital Planning & Facilities

November 13, 2023

Susie Johnson was named Indiana University’s associate vice president for facility operations in November. Johnson had served as the director of facilities and safety for the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington since 2020.

Susie Johnson. Photo by Wendi Chitwood, Indiana University Susie Johnson. Photo by Wendi Chitwood, Indiana University In her new role, Johnson oversees facility operations on the Bloomington campus, while also coordinating and standardizing facilities-related operations and systems on all IU campuses, including facility operations/physical plants and large auxiliary units.

“Susie is a great addition to our team,” said Thomas A. Morrison, vice president for capital planning and facilities. “She has an invaluable understanding of the role IU’s facilities and grounds play in the lives of IU’s students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as the Bloomington community. Her perspectives include that of an IU student and alumna as well as a collaborator with our staff in her various capacities with the IU School of Public Health and the city of Bloomington.”

“As a lifelong Hoosier and an Indiana University graduate, I am honored to be a part of the long history of IU’s campus caretakers,” Johnson said. “I look forward to maintaining the glory of the Bloomington campus while driving process improvements to ensure the campus remains a place every Hoosier is proud to call home.”

At the School of Public Health, Johnson focused on the development and maintenance of scientific research laboratories, classrooms, activity spaces, academic offices and student engagement resources, along with day-to-day operations. Before coming to IU, Johnson was the customer and technical support manager at Envisage Technologies in Bloomington.

Johnson also held several positions at the city of Bloomington. As the director of public works, she directed eight city departments — Animal Care and Control, Engineering, Fleet Maintenance, Parking Garages and Operations, Public Works Administration, Sanitation, Street Department, and Facilities Maintenance — while negotiating and administering contracts and developing and implementing new policies and initiatives. Before becoming director of public works, Johnson was the director of housing and neighborhood development, as well as a compliance officer and building inspector.