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University community reports new appointments, presentations

For the Record provides information about recent professional activities and honors of University of Delaware faculty, staff, students and alumni.

Recent new appointments and presentations include the following:

New appointments

Tom Flood

Tom Flood, who has more than 30 years’ experience in facilities administration and maintenance at both public and private higher education institutions, has been named associate vice president in Facilities, Real Estate and Auxiliary Services (FREAS) at UD, effective June 12, Peter Krawchyk, vice president and University architect, has announced. Currently assistant vice president for facilities management at Elon University, he is responsible for all facilities services and sustainability. In this new role at UD, Flood will be reporting to the vice president and be responsible for the Maintenance and Operations, Custodial and University Services, Parking and Transportation Services, and Sustainability, Energy and Engineering units. He holds an MBA from Elon University, a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from Colorado State University and CEFP (Certified Educational Facilities Professional) accreditation from APPA, the Leadership in Educational Facilities professional organization. He has served on the faculty of APPA’s Institute for Facilities for more than a decade. In 2013, he was the task force chair and coauthor of Operational Guidelines for Educational Facilities: Grounds, published by APPA. He has completed several university peer reviews for that organization as well. “I am excited to join FREAS during this period of growth and rebuilding in support of the University’s strategic plan and its core educational research mission,” Flood said. “I have been fortunate to have spent my career in facilities management working with the many dedicated and skilled facilities staff who keep our universities running and look forward to meeting all the members of the facilities operations team.”


Farley Grubb, professor of economics, presented his paper "The Origins of the Continental Dollar, 1775-1776: Congressional Decisions that Shaped the Monetary Structure for Financing the American Revolution" at the 48th Economic and Business History Society Conference, held in Porto, Portugal, May 25-27, 2023.

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