New Assistant VP of Facilities Operations Has Passion for Producing Results
UST’s new Assistant VP of Facilities Operations, Edgar Moctezuma, has a passion for producing great results. For the last few years, he has been doing just that as Director of Operations & Engineering for the BBVA Stadium — better known as home to the Houston Dynamo FC. There, he oversaw the logistics of the stadium, whether they were hosting the Dynamos, the Dash, international rugby union matches or live concerts.
Expertly Supporting the Lifeblood of a University
Spencer Conroy, VP of Finance & Business Affairs, emphasized the importance of the Facilities Operations division and what a great match has been made. Conroy said, “The facilities team is the lifeblood of a university. Without our facilities team coming to work every day to maintain, clean, and support our campus, the university would grind to a halt. It is imperative that the leader of our facilities team be an individual who is smart, hungry and humble. Edgar embodied all of these traits. Throughout every stage of the interview process, he excited me with his energy, knowledge, and love for people. I am ecstatic to welcome Edgar to the UST community and look forward to his leadership taking our facilities team to new heights.”
Rising from Modest Beginnings: His Excellence Stood Out
A first-generation American, Moctezuma was raised in the Aldine area of Houston. He has been on an upward professional trajectory since he was a teenager and landed his first big professional break as an HVAC technician at Bush Intercontinental.
From there, it was only a matter of time before he was working for NRG Park, mastering additional trades as a mechanical-electrical-plumbing (MEP) technician. NRG recognized his abilities, excellent results and people skills and moved him into management.
By 2014, still in the facilities realm of sports, the outstanding achiever was doing great things for BBVA.
Transitioning from the Sports World
Moctezuma says his transition from the sports world to higher education is not a long leap. He welcomes the new structure and consistency.
“It’s more alike than it seems,” he said. “At BBVA, my timelines and deadlines revolved around the actual events or game days, which were spread out. At UST, every day is game day!”
The Appeal of a Faith-Filled Setting
He looks forward to continuing his growth here as he fills the shoes of a larger leadership role. Moreover, he is thankful to be working in a faith-filled setting.
“My faith is strong, and I walk holding the hand of our Lord. I’m grateful that at UST, faith is part of the ethos. There is no need or reason to hide it.”