Vergel Gay Named Head Of Facilities Planning And Construction For System
Vergel L. Gay, Jr., has been named managing director of facilities planning and construction for The Texas A&M University System. He accepted the position last month and began work with the System Offices today, reporting directly to the chancellor.
Vergel Gay served most recently as associate vice chancellor for system facilities and university system architect for The University of North Texas System. He previously was employed as executive director of facilities planning and construction for The University of Houston System, which he served from 1998-2006.
Gay is returning to the A&M System, having been employed from 1993-1997 in the Facilities Planning and Construction Office as a university system project architect in the facilities planning division.
“We are delighted to bring Vergel Gay back to the A&M System,” said Michael D. McKinney, M.D., chancellor of The Texas A&M University System. “He has extensive experience in all aspects of the planning and construction of facilities for university systems across Texas. He is well-equipped with the skills necessary to help us move forward with the myriad of A&M System construction projects currently being planned and in various building stages. He will be a terrific asset to our office, particularly given his familiarity with the A&M System.”
Vergel Gay is a registered architect and a registered interior designer in the State of Texas. He earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental design in 1973 and a master’s degree in architecture in 1974 at Texas A&M University.
“I’m very honored and excited about this opportunity to serve The Texas A&M University System,” said Vergel Gay. “The work we do now will create very important places for higher education learning, discovery and service that will remain long after we are gone.”
As managing director of facilities planning and construction for the A&M System, his responsibilities include working with A&M System CEOs to provide continuity across the 17-member Texas A&M University System, with construction volume currently totaling $1.17 billion. His responsibilities also include ensuring that System facilities are designed and built to meet user functionality requirements, state and federal laws, Board of Regents policies and System regulations.