UNM Institutional Support Services has announced the appointment of Jessica Ramos as the new director of UNM Capital & Space Strategies (CSS). With a career spanning over two decades at UNM, Ramos brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this pivotal role.
UNM Capital & Space Strategies is a department dedicated to strategic coordination, guidance, and planning resources for institutional space, facility physical assets, and capital resources. Formed in 2019 by merging the Facilities Management Space Management division with Planning, Design, & Construction’s Capital Outlay Planning office, CSS ensures an integrated approach to analyze, plan, manage, and allocate space and resources effectively.
Ramos’ extensive journey within UNM has been characterized by progression through diverse roles, including her role as senior operations manager for the Office of the Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. Her accomplishments include skillful management of the Academic Affairs capital planning process, prioritizing academic needs for facility investment, and identifying solutions to address critical academic space needs. She was also actively involved in committees dedicated to enhancing space policies and procedures.
"Jessica's appointment as director of Capital & Space Strategies underscores her exceptional contributions to UNM and her proven ability to navigate complex institutional needs," said Tabia Murray Allred, strategic planner with the VP Office for Institutional Support Services. "With her comprehensive understanding of capital planning and space management, she is well-equipped to lead CSS in guiding the university’s optimal utilization of our facility assets."
UNM Capital & Space Strategies works closely alongside other essential departments in the Campus Environments & Facilities division of UNM Institutional Support Services, including Facilities Management, Planning, Design & Construction, Real Estate, and Utility Services. This collaborative group is dedicated to delivering holistic services centered around guiding the development, management, and maintenance of UNM's physical spaces. Their shared dedication to collaborative outcomes aligns seamlessly with the university's strategic mission for sustainable resource management.