Thomas Carroll III

As Assistant Vice President for Manhattanville Operations, Tom oversees the operation and maintenance of the facilities comprising Columbia’s newest campus including: HVAC operations; utilities generation and distribution; project commissioning; campus preventive maintenance programs; energy conversation programs; fire safety systems; campus vertical transportation maintenance; trade and custodial services; code compliance; and project engineering associated with the University’s capital renewal program.

Tom joined Columbia in January 2021, bringing with him expertise he garnered as the Acting Architect at the U.S. Capitol where he oversaw the maintenance, operations, and preservation of the Capitol complex, comprised of 18.4 million square feet of facilities and 570 acres of grounds.  Tom’s many accomplishments in various roles over 11 years at the U.S. Capitol include developing a strategic report on energy use reduction and sustainability, managing multiple high-profile renovation and restoration projects, and directing the largest congressional office move since 1974.

Before that, he served as a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force for 20 years, where he rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and maintained facilities worldwide to ensure operational readiness and provide support to critical military and combat operations.  

Tom holds a B.A. in electrical engineering from the University of Vermont and an M.S. in Administration from Central Michigan University.