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FAU Jupiter Names New Director of Campus Operations

            JUPITER, FL (September 12, 2007) – Florida Atlantic University’s John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter has named Christopher M. Ott as its new director of campus operations.   Ott previously served as associate vice president for business services at Nova Southeastern University. 

            “I am very pleased to have joined the FAU family,” said Ott.   “It is my primary goal to contribute to the mission of the university by enhancing the services and amenities that support campus life for students, faculty, staff and alumni.” 

            Ott’s responsibilities will include space utilization, mail services, transportation services and campus emergency plans.  He will serve as the campus liaison to physical plant, university police, food services and environmental health & safety.

            “Chris is an experienced professional, bringing extensive operations experience and expertise to his new position,” said Dr. Kristen Murtaugh, vice president of the MacArthur Campus.   “His knowledge of best practices will help raise our campus operations to an even higher level of efficiency and effectiveness.”

             Ott received his bachelor of science degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University.   He resides in Palm Beach Gardens.

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FAU’s MacArthur Campus in Jupiter offers a broad range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs.   The campus is home to the Wilkes Honors College, the Lifelong Learning Society and Scripps Florida research facilities.

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