CMC appoints head of Facilities Management and Capital Projects

Larry Burik, vice president for facilities and security at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, is joining Claremont McKenna College as associate vice president of Facilities Management and Capital Projects.

In his new role at CMC, Burik is responsible for planning, budgeting, and management of all campus facilities, including new construction and renovations, preventive and corrective maintenance, housekeeping and grounds operations, energy and water conservation programs, and building access systems. 

“Larry’s broad range of experience in facilities and project management will have enormous impact at CMC,” said Coreen Rodgers, vice president of business and chief operating officer at Claremont McKenna. “His combination of skills spans academic life, campus projects and sustainability, public art, facilities management, and grounds maintenance. I am confident he will create a culture of excellent service and support by partnering across the organization to achieve results.”

Burik, who joins CMC later this month, is well acquainted with the Claremont Colleges – he worked for Pitzer College as assistant vice president for Campus Facilities from 2010 to 2016. “I am delighted to return to the Claremont Colleges and have many fond memories at Pitzer College. I am looking forward to partnering with faculty, students and staff to achieve their initiatives and goals with safety always at the forefront.”  

At CMC, Burik will oversee operations and maintenance, project management, and facilities hospitality on the 69-acre campus.

“As we plan for returning the CMC community to campus, Larry’s leadership will help us safely manage and navigate these new and complex challenges,” Rodgers said.

As vice president of facilities at The Huntington, Burik oversaw a team of 145 employees, managed all aspects of facilities development, maintenance, security, operations, emergency response, and fire and security systems at the San Marino library. He was responsible for an operational budget of $10 million, and directed capital projects worth $36 million.

A highlight of his tenure at The Huntington includes overseeing the final phase of the Chinese Garden Expansion, one of the institution’s featured gardens that includes a seven-acre expansion with added walking paths, themed building structures, and a variety of landscape features.

Burik also co-chaired The Huntington's Buildings and Grounds Committee, providing facility development and strategic initiative updates to top stakeholders. He worked closely with senior leadership to support The Huntington's initiatives, including updates to the institution's infrastructure and master plan.

Burik holds a master’s degree in civil engineering from USC and a bachelor’s degree in manufacturing engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

—Gilien Silsby