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Second Candidate for CWU Vice President of Operations Visits Campus

Eric W. Conrad, managing director of university services at Brigham Young University-Idaho and a candidate for Central Washington University’s vice president of operations position, will visit the campus on Friday, January 13.

Conrad has an MS in management and leadership from Western Governors University in Salt Lake City and a BS in the College of Engineering-Facilities Management from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

At Brigham Young-Idaho, Conrad serves on the president’s senior-level management team and is responsible for the university’s real estate development/operations, food services, book store, printing services, stores and receiving, mail services, surplus operations, ticketing office, and scheduling office.

In that role, he successfully made the food services unit profitable for the first time in the university’s history by increasing the efficiency and productivity of team members.

Conrad previously worked as director of facilities management at Brigham Young-Idaho and served as managing director of facilities for CB Richard Ellis, Inc. in Seattle and Spokane, where he was responsible for the facility operations of 3,100 retail and campus properties in 41 states.

Conrad’s schedule on January 13 includes:

9 a.m. – 10 a.m.   Meet with direct report staff, Barge 304
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.   Meet with search committee, Barge 412
Noon – 1:30 p.m.   Meet with President James Gaudino
1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.   Campus tour
3 p.m. – 4 p.m.    Campus Forum (open to the public), SURC 301
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.   Dinner with President’s Cabinet

For more information on the position, go to: A special link has been created on the lower left side of the page for candidate feedback from members of the public.

Media contact: Richard Moreno, director of content development, 509-963-2714,