Gerald McGillian is vice president for operations at Columbia University Facilities and Operations. In this position, Gerry is responsible for overseeing the operations and maintenance of the University’s utilities, energy management, building operations, and custodial services to maintain all academic, administrative, and residence hall buildings as well as campus grounds for the Morningside Heights and Manhattanville campuses, Baker Athletics Complex and Nevis Laboratories.
Prior to Columbia, Gerry worked at the University of Chicago, where he held a position overseeing the operations and maintenance at its 9.5 million square-foot campus. Prior to that, he worked at the University of Pennsylvania as the Director of Facility Trades, where he managed the operation and maintenance of various building systems, central utilities, and grounds.
Gerry holds both his bachelor of science and master of science in mechanical engineering from Drexel University.