Thomas Q. Callahan, formerly special assistant to President Philip E. Austin, has been named associate vice president for administration and operations services, following a nationwide search.
Callahan, who assumed the job on Dec. 8, had served as interim associate vice president for 13 months.
Barry Feldman, interim chief operating officer, says the associate vice presidency is a "critically important position that extends to a broad range of vital services, including facility operations, procurement and logistical services, capital projects and contract administration, parking and transportation services, risk management, and real estate."
He notes that Callahan did an exceptional job in the interim position, providing leadership during the transition, and solving "several complex infrastructure issues that affected the University's water supply and electrical production and distribution."
As associate vice president, Callahan will continue to be the University's chief liaison with town of Mansfield officials and the Mansfield Downtown Partnership.
Callahan joined UConn in 1995 and has held senior staff positions in institutional advancement and governmental relations.
A resident of Stafford, he is a former member of the Board of Education there.
A graduate of the University of Rhode Island, Callahan holds a master of science degree from American University.