Marc Izzo Named Director of University Construction

News Story: November 1, 2011
Marc Izzo

Marc Izzo has been appointed director of University Construction at Sacred Heart University. In this role, he will oversee maintenance, renovation, construction and planning related to Sacred Heart’s buildings and grounds.

Izzo’s first introduction to Sacred Heart University was back in 2008 during the construction of the University’s award-winning Chapel of the Holy Spirit.  At that time, Izzo was working for Joe Capasso Mason Enterprises in Middletown -- one of the sub-contractors working on the chapel.

“Being part of the chapel project was a great way to meet many members of the Sacred Heart community,” said Izzo. “When the opportunity arrived to work at Sacred Heart, I knew I would bring a great deal of expertise to the University as it continues to grow.”

Izzo served as construction manager during his 11 years with Joe Capasso Mason Enterprises, and he believes his experience in management, overseeing budgets and supervising large-scale projects will benefit Sacred Heart. The West Haven native graduated from Western New England University in Springfield, Mass., and has worked in construction in a variety of capacities since he was 18 years old. “It’s what I know, and I like being part of Sacred Heart’s overall vision of growth,” he said.

Izzo’s days are busy as Sacred Heart’s new strategic plan includes several building renovations.  Currently, he oversees 34 construction projects, ranging from smaller projects to large scale construction, such as the Presidential residence, the new softball stadium and the impressive Student Commons. “There’s a lot to do as far as new projects, but we also have to keep up with the maintenance of our existing buildings,” Izzo noted.  As an example, Izzo recently oversaw extensive renovations to Sacred Heart's Ryan Matura Library which was rededicated November 2.

In addition to overseeing new construction, Izzo’s vision is to maintain a clean and safe campus and to spearhead preventive maintenance efforts as some buildings begin to age. As new buildings are constructed, Izzo says Sacred Heart will meet the benchmark for sustainability and energy efficiency as well as continue to be architecturally innovative.  In 2011, Sacred Heart received the Environmental Graphic Design’s SEGD Merit Award for the Chapel of the Holy Spirit.

Izzo and his wife are the parents of two young children and live in West Haven.