Chris Bright becomes Stanford Redwood City campus director

Chris Bright
Chris Bright

As Stanford’s new campus in Redwood City begins to take shape, CHRIS BRIGHT will be playing a key role as the newly appointed campus director.

Bright, who started work Sept. 5, is a seasoned facilities manager with experience at several prominent Bay Area corporate campuses, including Oracle and Cisco Systems. He brings a focus on supporting employees through facilities transitions and coordinating the myriad teams, systems and vendors needed for a large, complex workplace to function effectively.

As campus director, Bright will be responsible for managing the overall operations of Stanford Redwood City, with oversight of all facilities and services, including food, the fitness center, technology infrastructure, maintenance, security, budgeting, emergency planning and other areas. He also will oversee campus events and community programs.

Planning these systems will be a big focus of Bright’s work while the new campus is under construction.

“I’m excited to be at Stanford, and I’m committed to helping create a great workplace at Stanford Redwood City that employees enjoy coming to, that promotes their well-being and productivity, that serves as a good neighbor to the local community and that supports the university’s academic mission,” Bright said.

Stanford Redwood City is the university’s first major expansion off The Farm. The first phase, scheduled to open in 2019, will be home to about 2,700 Stanford employees in a number of schools and units whose jobs are important to supporting the university’s mission.

The 35-acre campus will include four building complexes intended to foster greater collaboration by bringing together, in a cohesive new campus, work groups and departments that are currently dispersed. Built around a landscaped greenway, the campus will include dining facilities, a child care center, a fitness center with pool, a 2.4-acre park and a sustainable central energy facility.

Construction photos are being posted on the Stanford Redwood City website. Information for employees is available on the Cardinal at Work website, with additional details about the campus transition being posted as they become available.

Bright reports to MEGAN DAVIS, managing director of Stanford Redwood City and associate vice president for finance and administration in Land, Buildings & Real Estate.