The Facilities Operations department provides the day-to-day operations, maintenance and repair of campus facilities (buildings, access, finishing, signs), utilities (mechanical, electrical, plumbing, energy management), landscape & grounds (including athletic fields), custodial services, mailing services and university services.
Building Maintenance includes four trade shops – General Maintenance, Finishing, Access and Sign. General Maintenance provides structural repair, construction, carpentry, roofing, renovation services, pest control, keyed lock systems and maintains records of all keys issued on campus. The Access Shop installs and repairs building and equipment lock and door hardware systems; building electronic card access systems; and security alarm systems. The Finishing Shop performs regularly scheduled painting and touch-up work on interiors and exteriors of buildings. The Sign Shop produces interior, exterior and vehicular signs.
Electrical Systems is responsible for ensuring that reliable electrical energy is available at all times to the entire campus and that these systems are used in an efficient and cost-effective manner. The team is responsible for the maintenance and operation of existing facilities/equipment, and oversight and guidance of new facilities/equipment installations in the following areas: procurement of electrical power; primary and secondary electrical distribution systems; building electric services equipment; building interior electrical distribution; interior and exterior lighting; sports lighting; emergency electrical power; mechanical systems electrical controls and campus fire alarm systems.
A full-time Energy Manager is responsible for overseeing consumption and expenses related to electrical, natural gas and water utility services. This includes assisting with negotiation of a multi-year electrical energy contract and all efforts to reduce energy and water consumption on campus.
Facilities Services (Custodial)
The Facility Services Department is responsible for custodial maintenance operations in non-residential buildings; oversight of contract cleaning services; window washing; care of specialized flooring, and power washing.
Landscape and Grounds
The Landscape and Grounds Department is responsible for the maintenance of athletic fields and all campus areas not enclosed by walls or under a roof, including grass and landscaped areas; trees; greenhouse plant propagations; irrigation systems; and refuse collection. This includes application of chemicals and pesticides. The pavement maintenance function includes responsibility for streets and traffic signs; sidewalks and other paved areas; and snow and ice control.
The Mailing Services department provides a full-service US Post Office and full-service UPS and FedEx shipping. Employees receive and distribute mail and packages for students living on campus. Mailing Services also prepares and processes bulk mailings for all university departments.
Mechanical Systems, sometimes called HVAC, is responsible for ensuring that the campus heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing, water, natural gas, sewage and storm drainage systems are operating properly. This includes operating and maintenance of three central chilled water plants and the associated distribution systems as well as maintaining the remote automation control system that runs it all.
University Services (Moving Crew)
University Services, also referred to as the Moving Crew, is responsible for moving and storage of university property; setup services for routine activities and special events; mail pickup and delivery to campus buildings and bulk mail delivery to the main postal shipping center.
Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor for Facilities Operations
Director – Building Maintenance
Director – Utilities
Manager – Electrical Systems
Manager – Energy
Manager – Mechanical Systems
Landscape & Grounds
Director – Landscape & Grounds
Manager – Sport Turf
Facility Services (Custodial)
Manager – Facility Services Operations
Assistant Manager – Facility Services (Nights)
Mailing Services and University Services (Moving Crew)
Manager – Mailing Services and University Services