2019 Facilities Working Group


The purpose of the CCCU Facilities Working Group meeting is to assemble key leaders from around the CCCU that play a role in the leadership and management of campus facilities. The working group will convene at Biola University in conjunction with the annual CCCU CFO Gathering and, newly added, Human Resources Gathering.

Every CCCU institution has one major similarity: The impact of major change on legacy facilities. The reality is that every school is an enterprise, and relative to its size, each campus has a significant investment in its campus. In light of the increasing pressure on operations, the Facilities Working Group meeting has a three-part purpose: 1) To equip private Christian college campus facilities decision-makers for what most industry-watchers expect to be a decade of radical change, 2) Create an opportunity to network and share with like-minded professionals, and 3) To provide a professional development opportunity for CCCU member facilities directors.



9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Registration/On-Campus Housing Check-in

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch on Flow for Arrivals

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Joint Opening Plenary Session: The Challenges of Christian Higher Ed/Remaining Relevant

Dr. Corey will be discussing how to lead a faith based institution within today’s political environment, including strategies to navigate state and local legislatures, and how to understand the political climate, the institution and the options.

Barry Corey, President, Biola University

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Joint Breakout Session with CFO Group: Outsourcing, Collaboration & Consortiums*
Presentation on current activity related to outsourcing, collaboration, and consortium applications as a sample institution and following discussion regarding practices at attendee institutions, benefits of this effort, barriers to exploring these opportunities, and additional operations worth considering for outsourcing or collaboration/consortium arrangements between institutions.

Stephen Holley, Vice President for Finance & Administration, Treasurer, The Claremont Colleges Services

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm


4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Facilities Workgroup Introductions and discussion of current topics and operational issues.

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Tour of Biola (optional)

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm



7:00 am – 3:00 pm

Registration/Information Desk

7:00 am – 7:45 am


8:00 am – 8:45 am

Worship & Devotion
Todd Pickett, Dean of Spiritual Development, Biola University

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Joint Plenary Session: Whole and Intentional Leader Development*
As leaders, the job of developing other leaders is one of our most important charges, but so few of us were given the tools to effectively scale our efforts. We may have been trained in a specific profession, but have been forced to rely on our experience alone when it comes to investing in and inspiring faithful leaders all around us. Dr. Rob McKenna is the Founder of WiLD Leaders, Chair of Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Seattle Pacific University, and author of numerous publications including his most recent book Composed: The Heart and Science of Leading Under Pressure. A unique combination of scholar and leader, Dr. McKenna will offer us practical and research-based insight for developing whole leaders on our campuses and in our communities.

Rob McKenna, Chair and Associate Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Seattle Pacific University

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Transition & Break

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Value Stream Mapping / Developing a Lean Culture
Facility Directors are facing increasing pressure to reduce costs without compromising service or quality. Don Davis, Vice President for Administration and Chief Information Officer at Azusa Pacific University and Brian Phillips, Sr. Director of Facilities Management at Biola University will share how they have brought about efficiencies to their respective organizations through process mapping and lean principles.

Don Davis, Vice President for Administration, Chief Information Officer, Azusa Pacific University and Brian Phillips, Sr., Director of Facilities Management, Biola University

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

Design Trends in Higher Education
Nathan Kim and David Herjeczki of Gensler Architects will discuss current design trends in higher education including housing, classroom design, gender-neutral restrooms and academic incubator spaces.

Nathan Kim, Education, Civic & Culture Leader, Studio Director, Principal, Gensler Architects and David Herjeczki, Design Director, Principal, Gensler Architects

2:15 pm – 2:45 pm

Refreshment Break

2:45 pm – 4:15 pm

Joint Breakout Session with CFO Group: Emergency Response & Preparedness Case Study Panel
Significant crisis can occur on any campus with little or no warningThe lack of preparedness and mismanagement of a crisis can be devastating for any campus community; the potential injuries and loss of life, financial implication, cessation of campus operations, institutional reputation, litigation, and more. Drawing from experience, the presenters will walk participants through case studies, preparedness systems & pitfalls, and considerations that could lead to the effective management of a major crisis.

Troy Harris, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Resilience, Westmont College and John Ojeisekhoba, Chief, Campus Safety, Biola University

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

Break before outing

5:00 pm

Outing to Splitsville lanes

7:30 am – 11:30 am

Information Desk

7:00 am – 7:45 am


8:00 am – 8:45 am

Worship & Devotion
Todd Pickett, Dean of Spiritual Development, Biola University

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Capital Planning
Round table discussion on best practices for developing long-term capital planning budgets and schedules.

10:00 am – 10:30 am

AM Break

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

One Last Thing
Wrap-up round table discussion.

John Jones, Vice President for Operation, Indiana Wesleyan University

12:00 pm

Grab ‘n Go Box Lunch



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Access to all conference sessions, meals, and materials, and on-campus housing unless you choose the package without housing included.

Registration Eligibility and Process:
CCCU conferences and events are a benefit to faculty, staff, and administrators at our CCCU institutions, so they are typically closed to non-member individuals and institutions unless they are sponsors or speakers. There are some exceptions to this rule, so if you are a non-member interested in attending, please send your request to conferences@cccu.org

All registrations are reviewed to ensure they meet the CCCU eligibility policies.  The CCCU reserves the right to refuse or cancel all ineligible registrations at any time and shall not be held accountable for any outside fees associated with this cancellation.

Only individuals who register and present a badge may attend conference events. A badge is required for all conference sessions and events. For security reasons, badge swapping is not permitted. Anyone found wearing a badge that does not match his/her identification will be removed from the conference without a refund. In addition, the badge/name will be cancelled without a refund.

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Full payment must accompany your registration. Please call the CCCU office at (202) 546-8713 if you need to make payment by check.

Cancellation Policy:
You may cancel your registration at any time prior to the start of the program. If you must cancel, email conferences@cccu.org. Full refunds will be given for cancellations received by close of business April 26, 2019. Refunds for cancellations received after April 26, 2019, will be issued minus a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after May 18, 2019. Substitutions will be honored at any time. No-shows are not refunded.

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By registering for and attending this event, you agree that your image may be used at any time, without further notification, for printed materials, websites, social media, and other marketing purposes. If you do not want us to use any photo that includes you, please contact the CCCU conference coordinator at jrascoe@cccu.org.

Travel & Accommodations

Biola’s campus rests on the border of Orange and Los Angeles counties, putting students just minutes from all that Southern California has to offer — including entertainment, cultural riches and a wealth of internship and career opportunities. Surfing and sunbathing are a mere 25 miles away. Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm are even closer. Half an hour up the freeway in Los Angeles, students can catch TV tapings, peruse the Getty Center’s vast art collection or soak up live music at historic theaters and concert halls. Baseball, basketball, hockey and soccer fans can find major-league entertainment throughout the year.

If you’ve selected a registration option that does include housing, you will be housed in a two bedroom, suite-style dorm. Each suite includes a private bathroom, and each room includes a sink and vanity. Each registrant will receive their own bedroom, but will share a bathroom with a suite mate. Linen packages are included (you will not need to bring your own sheets, towels, or pillows). Toiletries are not included.

If you have selected a registration option that does not include on-campus housing and are looking for nearby hotels, please refer to the links below:

  • To see a list of local accommodations near Biola University’s campus, click HERE.
  • To see a list of local airports near Biola University’s campus, click HERE.