Parking Committee

The University desires to review the use of its parking assets on the Main Campus and the Pickle Research Campus. The committee is expected to study each recommendation made by the Committee on Business Productivity and form recommendations regarding each. The committee should consider the financial efficiency and effectiveness of the current in-sourced operating model as compared to alternatives, one of which should be an outsourced model. Brazos GarageAdditionally, the committee should examine the historical strategies employed to set parking prices and compare them to alternative market-based pricing strategies. Careful consideration should be given to understanding the effect that parking pricing strategies will have on the university community, i.e., students, faculty and staff.

Parking decisions impact the entire campus and accordingly the committee must seek active input and participation from the campus in a variety of ways. Its preliminary and final recommendations to the campus must be presented in a manner that allows for broad reaction and informed input. The committee may at its option engage specialty consultants to assist in the conduct of its work. The committee will document its work and recommendations in the form of a report that will be presented to the President for consideration. The report should include a detailed implementation plan for any changes to current practice or policy. The committee may be asked to implement its recommendations.  

The work of the committee is expected to conclude and final recommendations made within six months of commencement of work.

Meeting Summary

April 30, 2013

Committee Members

Committee Chair:

Bob Harkins, Associate Vice President
Campus Safety and Security

Faculty Representatives:

Randy Machemehl
Cockrell School of Engineering

Patricia Somers
College of Education

Hunter March
College of Fine Arts

Glenn Richter
College of Fine Arts

Betsy Greenberg
McCombs Shool of Business  

Staff Representatives:

Stuart Tendler
Staff Council
College of Liberal Arts

Latoya Hill
Office of the Dean of Students

CJ Wiles
Project Management & Construction Services

Karen Blaney
Sustainability, Campus Planning & Facilities Management

Jerry Fuller
Procurement & Payment Services

Tim Hawkins
Applied Research Laboratories

Undergraduate Student Representatives:

Carol Carter
McCombs School of Business
College of Liberal Arts

John Brown
College of Liberal Arts

Graduate Student Representatives:

Iona P.J. Williams
Cockrell School of Engineering

Jian Zhang
College of Natural Sciences