Emeritus Talk Features Campus Planners


The first meeting this semester of the Emeritus group, on Thursday, Sept. 12, will welcome two speakers who are knowledgeable about the Univeraity campus buildings and their uses, Sarah Boykin and Frank Gladu. 

Boykin is the Director of Campus Planning, Design, and Construction, and will speak on how she manages the scope, schedule, and budget for each project on campus. Her current projects are the Wellness Center and the University Bookstore. She leads the projected processes from initial drawing and programming through design and construction. Existing buildings she will discuss include Carnegie Hall, Wiggins Hall, the Lines House and Thompson Hall.

Boykin is a licensed architect with extensive management experience on college campuses and with art museums. She won the Texas Award for Historic Preservation and was nominated for a Georgia Author of the Year award for a book on the architectural legacy of a Georgian, Leila Ross Wilburn. Sarah is a Sewanee graduate and holds a M.A. degree in architecture from the University of Texas at Austin.

Frank Gladu is the Vice President for Administrative Services and has been with the University since 2012. He is currently a Special Assistant to the vice-chancellor for the Sewanee Village Development Project and will report to us on its progress. During the planning for the new bookstore, Gladu grew a beard until ground was finally broken; he was able to trim the beard a few months ago. He also serves as the University liaison to the board of Arcadia at Sewanee, a senior living initiative.

Gladu previously served at Vanderbilt University for 25 years, as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Business Services. In his spare time he coached pole vaulting for the Vanderbilt women’s team. He worked at Bryn Mawr College, Rutgers University  and the University of Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Drexel University and holds a master’s degree from Rutgers.

The Emeritus group meets at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 12, in the Torian Room of duPont Library. Everyone is invited to come hear these timely presentations, ask questions and enjoy refreshments.