For many years, the Scheduling Services department at the University of Nevada, Reno has reported to the Associate Vice President for Planning Budget and Analysis. With the retirement of the long-term Coordinator Raymond Needham, the department welcomes Christopher Weir as new director and now moves its reporting assignment under the Provost Office.
“The Provost Office manages all academic space on campus, so it was a logical move,” Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs Jill Heaton said. “This move will allow for a more streamlined assignment of instructional space, crafting and implementing policy in support of meeting the University’s instructional mission.”
In addition to assignment of instructional space, this office also manages request from the community for use of much of University space and coordinates all request for political campaign events on campus.
“We also hope to work more closely with Student Services to meet student co-curricular needs were we can,” Heaton said. “Christopher Weir’s experience in Student Services will also help with this and was an added bonus.”
Weir is a scheduling and event management professional with 20 years of experience in higher education. Weir is experienced in scheduling academic, event, programming and multi-use facilities. He is joining the Scheduling Services office from the Joe Crowley Student Union, where he served as assistant director. In this capacity, Weir was responsible for managing the scheduling processes, space utilization policy drafting and compliance, event support service and customer experience trainings.
“I am a passionate advocate for student success,” he said. “I approach each day determined to create memorable experiences for our students while ensuring their educational pursuits are fully realized.”
Prior to joining the University community in 2017, Weir worked at Drexel University, and is an alumnus of the same. There, he served in several roles across Student Life, Administrative Services and Business Services divisions providing management and support for campus events, programs and courses impacting the full scope of the student experience.
Scheduling Services is located on the third floor of the Continuing Education Building. The department can be contacted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 775-784-6837.