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Garrey Martinez

Garrey Martinez

Education and Public Services Division

Building Operations Coordinator Education and Public Services Division

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Role in the Library

As the Building Operations Senior Professional, Garrey oversees and manages Auraria Library's 180,000 sf2. He leads all capital projects related to building operations, renovations, and remodels. As the COOP Chief, Garrey is responsible for the continuity of operations and emergency management at the Auraria Library. As the only tri-institutional academic library in the nation, Garrey serves a primary role in collaboration with the various stakeholders to ensure the sustainable success of the library and its mission.


MPA cand, Public Administration, Emergency Management & Homeland Security, University of Colorado Colorado Springs

BSAA,Criminal Justice, Political Science, Metropolitan State University of Denver

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