Sally Grans Korsh
Sally Grans Korsh has a long history in advancing environmentally sensitive planning and projects. Trained as an architect, she most recently was at the nonprofit National Association of College and University Business Officer (NACUBO) for seven years until 2020. She was Director of Facilities Management and Environmental Policy, collaboratively working with higher education campuses to deliver innovative, high quality information, programs, products, and services for the membership and other stakeholders relating to facilities and sustainability issues. Before joining NACUBO, she served as the System Director for Facilities Planning at Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (Minn. State) Office of the Chancellor for thirteen years. She was responsible for master planning oversight of 27 million square feet in 54 campus locations, with a capital budget process under her responsibility which garnered over $962 million dollars, more than any other state agency. Prior to Minn. State, she was a team leader at the Department of Administration for the correctional system, capitol ground memorials, and community college system, and actively participated in State 1% for Art Program. Before that work she was an architect in the private sector, working for community and nonprofit groups and was an architectural instructor at two separate technical colleges.
She has an Environmental Design degree and the professional Architectural degree from the Institute of Technology at the University of Minnesota. In 2008 she was elevated as a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects in the public architecture category, and since no longer practicing architecture, is in Emeritus status. She was the first person chosen in this category from Minnesota due to her advancing the quality of planning and programming in the state’s public architecture. In 2009 she became LEED Accredited Professional certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).
She has a personal interest in continued development, growth, and success of Perpich as Sally’s son attended the Arts High School in 2009-10 and significantly benefited from its innovation and enlightenment. He has since gone on to two masters degrees (UC Berkeley and University of Hong Kong) and is currently in the PhD program at University of Michigan.