James Sprinkle

Executive Director, Facilities Management

James Sprinkle

Mr. James E. Sprinkle, Jr. is the Executive Director of Facilities Management for the Coral Gables, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and Richmond Campuses within the Real Estate and Facilities Division. He joined the university in 2008 as the Sr. Manager Facilities Operations with over 25 years of maintenance management, marketing and business development expertise. Since his arrival he has served as the Director of Energy Operations and Director of Facilities prior to becoming the Executive Director in 2013. 

James and his facilities teams oversee all reactive and preventative maintenance needs for the academic and residential zones, facilities work control, utilities infrastructure, energy management, fire safety, access control, environmental services and maintenance contract management for the 333 acres, 162 buildings and approximately 6 million gross sq. ft.  His teams primary goal is to provide efficient excellence and a high quality customer service experience in a timely and cost effective manner while resolving all maintenance and operational issues to meet the expectations of the university common purpose and DIRECCT values. 

James began his professional career in aviation maintenance and flight operations with the United States Air Force. He continued to develop his maintenance and operational expertise in commercial aviation. His career development included assignments with increasing responsibility in both maintenance and engineering as a Flight Mechanic, Field Systems Maintenance Engineer, Heavy Aircraft and Power Plant Maintenance Inspector, Sr. Operations & Maintenance Controller, Director of Maintenance, Director of Quality Assurance and Chief Operations Officer. In addition to his aviation certifications and professional licenses he has completed both certificated and accredited professional courses in business operations, business management, project management, energy management and LEED. He attended Spartanburg Methodist College, The Community College of the Air Force, Lander University, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro, University of Miami and Thomas Edison University.

Office: Facilities Management Department
Telephone: 305-284-2847
Address: 1535 Levante Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33146
Email: jsprinkle@miami.edu