Robert Maffia has joined Stevens as vice president for facilities and campus operations at Stevens, after a very successful career in facilities, design and operations in several large, prestigious higher education and corporate organizations. Over his 30-year career, Maffia has led facilities management and design operations as well as construction and property management, both domestic and global.
“Bob Maffia’s leadership will enable the attainment of one of Stevens’ strategic priorities—a physical infrastructure befitting a world-class technological university,” said Stevens President Nariman Farvardin.
Maffia spent the past five years as senior director of construction management at New York University Langone Medical Center. There he led the planning, design, construction and operations for several major projects.
At Columbia University, Maffia was responsible for overseeing all operations, building maintenance, energy management, custodial operations and support management for the two million square foot medical school and research facility.
Maffia also held leadership positions in construction management at J.A. Jennings Co. and in the corporate sector with Lehman Brothers and AIG Realty, where he was vice president of global real estate and director of facilities management, respectively.
In addition, Maffia served as an adjunct professor in construction project management at Polytechnic Institute of New York University.
Maffia holds a B.E. in mechanical engineering from Pratt Institute and a MBA from Columbia University. He also recently earned the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification from Rutgers University.
"I am thrilled to lead Stevens’ facilities management and campus planning activities in support of the strategic goals of the university, and look I forward to working with the entire Stevens community during this exciting time,” said Maffia.