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K-State Today

February 3, 2023

Heather Mills promoted to director of space management

Submitted by Lori Hayden

Heather Mills was recently named director of space management with the Division of Facilities after serving more than eight years as assistant director of campus planning. While serving in this role, Mills has led multiple initiatives to support university strategic space goals and improve space utilization across campus.

"The university is undergoing significant and exciting change with a focus on space utilization and infrastructure modernization," said Casey Lauer, associate vice president for facilities. "Heather is a vital member of my team and an asset to the university in so many ways. She brings a wealth of experience and is skilled to work collaboratively within the university community to formulate forward-thinking solutions to our challenges with space."

In addition to university space, she leads a team who manages and maintains the university building inventory, construction drawings and specifications, and the Campus GIS database.

Prior to her time at K-State, Mills spent nine years as a professional interior designer working on a variety of projects from health care to corporate and education design. Mills is a 2006 graduate of the interior design program at Kansas State University and has held her professional NCIDQ certification since 2008. She is currently a member of several professional associations, including the Society for College and University Planning and APPA — Leadership in Educational Facilities.

"I am honored to be able to continue to serve the university in this capacity and look forward to working with campus partners and leadership to optimize campus resources to support the university's current and future mission and vision." 

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