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Facilities Planning

Task Force Purpose Statement

The purpose of the FMP Task Force is to serve as a ​working group for the development of the College of the Desert 2018 Facilities Master Plan (FMP). The FMP Task Force will:

  • Ensure representation of all areas of the College in developing the FMP.

  • Work in collaboration with Cambridge West Partnership LLC Consultant Team, providing input and feedback throughout the process of the plan’s development.

  • Support alignment of the FMP with the College’s Educational Master Plan, the College’s Mission, Vision and Values, and the Strategic Master Plan.

FMP Task Force

John Ramont

Interim VP, 
Administrative Services
Task Force Chair

Linda Costagliola

Executive Administrative Assistant

Leslie Young

Dean Representative

Brandon Toepfer

Director, Maintenance & Operations

Virginia Ortega

Interim Director, Fiscal Services

Carlos Maldonado

Director, Student Life

Gary Plunkett

Director, Kinesiology & Athletics

Jessica Enders

Director, Education Centers

Carl Farmer

Academic Senate President or Designee

Annebelle Nery

Student Success

Robert Rosteck

Faculty Representative

George Brown - FMP

Faculty Representative

Claudia Derum - FMP

Faculty Representative

Allen Scott Ventura - FMP

Faculty Representative

Vacant - FMP

Faculty Representative

Vacant - FMP

Faculty Representative

Bart Podlesny

      CODFA Representative

Scott Klinger

Adjunct Representative

David Bashore

CODAA Representative

Roz Weissmann

Classified Representative – Preferably Scheduler

Michael Gayle

CSEA Representative

Arturo Delgado

Student Representative


Mac McGinnis

Program Manager/Bond Office

FMP Consultants:

C.M. Brahmbhatt

Cambridge West Partnership, LLC – Managing Director

George Walters

Cambridge West Partnership, LLC – Associate/Project Manager

Larry Frapwell

HPI Architecture – President/Principal in Charge

Megan Gaunce

HPI Architecture – Planner/Project Coordinator

Cassidy Bingham

HPI Architecture – Planner/Programmer​​

Description of Facilities Master Plan:


The Facilities Master Plan (FMP) will provide a roadmap for facilities development in order to support the goals and strategies of the College’s Educational Master Plan (EMP), the goals of which include: instructional design and delivery, instructional program content, student and support services, community partnerships, information and communication and integrated planning; professional development; and alignment of staffing, facilities, and technology plans with the EMP. The Facilities Master Plan will guide the decision-making process and prioritization of new construction and renovation of existing facilities in a manner that will:

  • Allow essential upgrades and improvements for college facilities.

  • Expand and create facilities to better prepare students for their careers or transfer to a four-year university.

  • Upgrade and add classrooms and labs that will meet the needs of our students for years to come.

  • Create community-centered education sites throughout the Coachella Valley.

  • Improve and expand career and support facilities for veterans and military families.


A Working Group, Facilities Master Plan Task Force (Facilities Advisory Committee members, additional members, and Facilities Master Plan consultants from Cambridge West Partnership, LLC) will guide the development of the Facilities Master Plan in a process that is comprehensive, actionable, participatory and transparent. This Task Force is made up of faculty, classified staff, students and administrators. The Task Force follows this process:



  • Demographic Changes
  • Program Review / Growth
  • Quantifying Space for Program




(Data Driven)



  • Campus (Buildings / Site)
  • ​Utility & Infrastructure
  • Traffic / Parking
  • Sustainability



  • Implementable
  • Linked to Capital Outlay Plan
  • Tied to the Institutional objectives & the Education Master Plan
  • Leverages State & Local Dollars
  • Appropriate Sequence / TCO
  • Supported by the Campus & Community
  • Embraces the Mission
  • Pathway for Bond Program



Approved Documents

​​​​Vision 2030 Facilities Master Plan

Approved by the College of the Desert Board of Trustees October 31, 2019


See "Facilities Master Plan Summary"