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Campus Planning and University Space Advisory Committee

Committee Charge 

This committee is advisory to the Provost and the Vice President for Administration and Finance and is charged with developing and implementing processes and procedures for managing campus space and facility use. All recommendations should focus on creating an environment on campus where function, aesthetic quality, and physical characteristics are blended to create a desirable and inspirational atmosphere for students, faculty and staff. Areas of review include, but may not be limited to, selection of sites for new buildings and other facilities on campus, review of Sonoma State University's five-year Capital Outlay Program submission, the assignment of space, building and renovation plans, alteration to the campus grounds, campus planning and design standards, and the prioritization of minor and major capital requests. The work done by this committee will provide recommendations to the Provost and the Vice President of Administration & Finance for consideration for resource planning for physical facilities projects, improvements, and additions.

Core Values

  • Promote transparency
  • Maintain a membership that is inclusive of a broad range of campus constituents
  • Arrive at recommendations through a collaborative process

Actions and Priorities

  • Develop and implement a space policy (Fall 2020)
    • Develop space procedure in support of policy (Fall 2020)
      • Design space request and change process (Spring 2021)
        • Resource requests
        • Rubric for analysis
        • Method for determining recommendations to the President
  • Review facilities condition assessments (Ongoing)
  • Review space analysis and data (Ongoing)
  • Review and recommend the five (5) year capital plan for Sonoma State Univeristy for 2019-2020 (Annually)
  • Review service level agreement (SLC)  by the Associate Vice President for Facilities Maintenance (Annually)
  • Develop sub-committees as necessary to develop and manage CPUSAC policies and processes (Ongoing)

Reports to

Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Vice President for Administration and Finance/Chief Financial Officer

Pertinent Policies


Ex-Officio (by virtue of position held):

  • Associate Vice President, Facilities Management (Chair)
  • Associate Vice President, Academic Resources (Vice Chair)
  • Green Music Center Executive Director (or designee)
  • Chief Information Officer (or designee)
  • Sonoma State Enterprises Auxiliary Executive Director (or designee)
  • Director, REACH (or designee)
  • Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Conference and Event Services designee
  • Senior Director for Athletics (or designee)
  • Associate Vice President, Risk Management (or designee)
  • Chief Planning Officer
  • Chair, Academic Planning, Assessment and Resources Committee
  • Campus Consulting Architect/Campus Planner from the CSU Chancellor’s Office


  • Academic Senate Representative (appointed by Chair of the Academic Senate)
  • Associated Student Representative
  • Faculty Representative, elected by the General Faculty
  • Staff Council Representative, nominated by the Staff Council
  • Dean (appointed by Provost)

Staff (non-voting):

  • University Scheduler
  • Director, Campus Planning, Design and Construction
  • Director, Administrative Services, Facilities Management
  • Manager, Sustainability
  • Staff appointed by the Chair/Vice Chair to support the committee