Downs named director of Facilities Finance and Administrative Services

Dec. 5, 2011 11 a.m.
Timothy Downs

Timothy Downs

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Timothy Downs has been appointed director of Facilities Finance and Administrative Services in Princeton University's Facilities Organization. His appointment was effective Nov. 1.

As a member of the facilities senior management team, Downs oversees a variety of financial, administrative and systems-related projects. His areas of responsibility include budget and finance, contracts administration, materials management, process improvement and information systems, including geographic information systems.

A Princeton staff member since 2007, Downs has served most recently as manager of budget and finance within Facilities Finance and Administrative Services.

"I am extremely happy that Tim has agreed to take this position and the associated responsibilities," said Michael McKay, vice president for facilities, to whom Downs will report. "Over the past five years Tim has proven his skill as a manager, a leader and as a valuable administrator. We have been well served by Tim in the past, and I look forward to his participation in this new and expanded role." 

Before joining the Princeton staff, Downs worked for Sanford-Brown Institute, a health care education institution, in Philadelphia. A graduate of Temple University, he holds an MBA from the University of Delaware.

"I've been fortunate to experience the dedication and commitment to excellence of the Facilities Organization," said Downs. "Serving our clients and the community remains central to our mission. I appreciate the opportunity to take on an expanded role and continue my service and support to the University."

Downs succeeds Ben Hammond, who is now the vice president for finance and administration and treasurer at Mount Holyoke College.