About Us

The Office of Space Management and Planning will contribute to the educational, research, and public service goals of the University by providing comprehensive strategic planning and administration of space assignments and policies.

The Office of Space Management and Planning is responsible for managing one of the University's most limited resources - space. The management of space includes planning, tracking, assignment, auditing, analyses, and reporting of current and future needs based on the strategic and research goals of the institution, while maintaining proper alignment with the Master Plan. The Office of Space Management and Planning is the central governing office of all space on campus.

Strategic Goals
     •   To more fully and effectively utilize all University space.
     •   To align space assignments to better meet the needs of the University's strategic and research goals.
To co-locate academic units to achieve intellectual synergies and collaboration.
To move those units which are dispersed across campus to contiguous spaces.
To keep academic programs and functions on the core of campus.
To move non-academic units and functions to the periphery of campus.

Core Values

      Excellence              Integrity               Collaboration          Leadership   
       •   Professional               •   Accountable            •   Communication         •   Innovation

       •   Committed                 •   Dependable             •   Coordination            •   Guidance  
       •   Comprehensive           •   Honest                   •   Teamwork                •   Achievement


OSMP Organizational Chart

Darlene CallahanDarlene Callahan, Director
The Office of Space Management and Planning (OSMP) is responsible for space policy management, all University space allocations and reallocations, and ensuring spaces on campus are effectively and efficiently utilized. Darlene Callahan began working in the area of space management and planning in 2006 while serving in the Provost Office. In 2009, the President created OSMP under the Provost Office and she became its Director. Darlene is a UNT alumna with degrees in Communication Studies and Business Management.



Cheryl Benningfield

Cheryl Benningfield, Space Planning Manager
The Space Planning Manager is responsible for the system development, maintenance and integrity of the university’s space inventory database and of the reporting of appropriate data to internal and external constituencies. Cheryl Benningfield owned and operated her own Computer Aided Drafting and Design company for 12 years in addition to having an extensive background in CAD, construction administration, project management, safety, database management, GIS, and space inventory in the K-12 and higher education fields.



Data Analyst

Vacant, Space Planning Analyst
The Space Planning Analyst is responsible for analyses, and AD HOC reporting of institutional space and participates in the verification, research, maintanence, accuracy, and integrity of space inventory data used in mandated state and federal reporting of university academic, research, auxiliary, and leased space.





Shelly Beattie

Shelly Beattie, Office Manager
The Office Manager manages all office operations and serves as the office's primary point of contact. Responsibilities include oversight of the budget, purchasing, travel, human resources, property control, and special projects. This position also serves as assistant to the Director and secretary to the Space Planning and Management Committee. Shelly began working for UNT in 2008 as the Office Manager for the Information and Learning Technologies Center in the College of Business.  In 2013 she transferred to Printing and Distribution Solutions where she worked directly under the Director as the Office Manager of the department.  In May of 2016 she transferred to the Office of Space Management and Planning to be their Office Manager.