Physical Plant

Overview & Purpose

The Department of Physical Plant is a support service to students, faculty, staff, and administrators.  The operation and maintenance of grounds, buildings, and other physical facilities is the responsibility of Physical Plant.  These functions are governed by the Business & Financial Affairs administration of the University and are specifically directed by the Director of Physical Plant.

Physical Plant is essentially concerned with timely service operations, maintenance, alterations, planning, new construction and associated activity pertaining to the facilities portion of a total University environment.  These activities require personnel who are efficient, courteous, prompt, dedicated and who possesses technical and professional capabilities, which are enhanced by organized and sound who provide their service attributes to the creation of an effective, efficient, and harmonious operation.  There is an ongoing correlation between the level of maintenance and custodial service campus wide and the respect shown Physical Plant by faculty, staff, and students.  Properly maintained facilities are a key factor in the effective operation of educational programs.  Many services performed by Physical Plant are seasonal by nature and a diverse staff combined with strong management techniques are necessary to achieve maximum departmental potential.

Planning, designing, construction, maintenance and operation of the University physical facilities are directly related to the University goal, which is to provide activities, programs, and services, and to share personnel and phyiscal facilities to help meet community and regional needs for education, recreation, entertainment, cultural events, technical assistance, and economic development.

Organizational Structure:

  • Administrative Office
  • Motor Pool
  • Custodial Services
  • Facilities Planning
  • Landscape Services
  • Maintenance and Construction
  • Utilities
  • Risk Management
  • Safety