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Port Authority's Maikish Named To Head Facilities at Columbia University

Charles Maikish, a nearly 30-year veteran of the Port Authority, who spear- headed the reconstruction of the World Trade Towers after the 1993 bombing, has been named Vice President for Facilities Management at Columbia University, it was announced by President George Rupp. For the past year Maikish has served as Senior Vice President with the Rudin Management Company, the largest privately owned real estate management company in New York City. In his new position, Maikish will be responsible for the construction, renovation, operation, and maintenance of all University facilities on the Morningside Heights campus, including 56 buildings. "I am delighted that Charlie Maikish is joining us," said Rupp. "I am particularly pleased to welcome him at a time when the University is in the process of a major capital rejuvenation. The scale of the work going on at the years ago." Columbia is currently in the midst of a $650 million, five-year capital plan, which to date has involved more than 300 contractors and subcontractors and hundreds of projects a year. Throughout the course of the program, Columbia is undertaking more than 40 projects each worth at least $1 million, including construction of a new student center, an undergraduate residence hall, and an additional building for the business and law schools. In all, Maikish will also oversee more than 475 University employees, including the 90-member Security Department, which serves the Morningside Heights campus and the Washington Heights Health Sciences campus. He will report to Executive Vice President for Administration Emily Lloyd. Maikish started his career with the Port Authority in 1968 as a construction inspector and field engineer. He left the Port Authority in 1996 as Director of the World Trade Department, which included responsibility for the overall management of the Port Authority's World Trade Center, including the operation, marketing, leasing, capital investment program, budgeting, financial management, and redevelopment of the World Trade Center. "The sensitive execution of our construction program is one of the most important issues facing the University on the administrative side," said Lloyd. "It impacts both on our relationship with our neighbors and on our ability to build and maintain facilities that support the University's academic mission of research, scholarship, and education. Charlie Maikish brings superb experience to this challenge." "Charlie Maikish is a first-rate administrator, combining a great many skills with the ability to work with people productively," said Stanley Brezenoff, President and CEO of Maimonides Medical Center, who served as Executive Director of the Port Authority and First Deputy Mayor in the Koch Administration. "Columbia is fortunate to have him." In the course of this career with the Port Authority, Maikish received a law degree and subsequently served as a trial attorney in the Port Authority's legal department. He also directed the Office of Ferry Transportation and was Assistant Director of the World Trade and Economic Development Department. Since 1975, Maikish has taught as an adjunct at the Real Estate Institute of New York University. Maikish has served on the Board of numerous organizations, including the Alliance for Lower Manhattan, the Queens West Development Corporation, the Mayor's Re-zoning Advisory Committee, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, which he chaired. "The opportunities and challenges at Columbia will give me the chance of deploying, in one job, all the skill sets I have accumulated in my various professional capacities -- in a rich academic environment," said Maikish. In addition to his J.D., received from New York Law School in 1974, Maikish received the B.A. in philosophy from St. Joseph's College and Seminary in 1968. He also did associate's study in engineering at the Manhattan College School of Engineering and attended the 104 Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Business. Maikish lives in New City, N.Y. 5.1.97 19,117