KyuJung Whang was appointed vice president for facilities effective January 23, 2017. Prior to his appointment he led Cornell’s Division of Infrastructure, Properties and Planning, which encompasses all the traditional facilities functions as well as Cornell Real Estate, the Office of Sustainability, and Transportation and Mail Services.
Whang has been a licensed architect and professional planner since graduating from Syracuse University in 1981 with a Bachelors of Architecture degree. He has extensive backgrounds in capital project management, facilities management and campus planning in the private and public sectors. He previously served as the Vice President for Facilities and Capital Planning at Rutgers University.
Whang currently serves as a board member and Treasurer for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), and has served on both the New Jersey and New York State Board of Architecture. Additional professional involvements include serving as a visiting team member on behalf of the National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB); and serving in various capacities for the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). While at Rutgers, he was a founding member of the New Jersey Higher Educational Partnership in Sustainability, an organization promoting environmentally focused design standards for New Jersey higher education institutions.