The mission of the Department of Physical Plant is to provide the services, knowledge, and technology required to maintain, operate, plan, and create an environment conducive to learning and research.


  • A commitment of personnel to handle assignments of service to the University in the most professional, dedicated, courteous, prompt, and technically correct and efficient manner possible.
  • Operate all buildings and utility systems as efficiently and safely as human and financial resources permit.
  • Maintain facilities in a proactive manner as to minimize deterioration and to retain a high physical and academic appearance.
  • Assist in long-range and short-range planning to maximize he efficient utilization of existing facilities, to promote better utilization and operation of new facilities in a safe environment, and to provide handicapped accessibility to all necessary facilities.
  • Provide support to the Director of Facilities Planning for new construction, remodeling, and alterations to ensure that the most energy efficient systems, methods, and technology are incorporated into new and existing buildings to obtain the lowest operation and maintenance costs for the life of the facility.
  • Ensure that all facilites are environmentally safe and free from all hazards and that all fire and life safety issues are addressed.

Services Offered 


Professional Services

To request professional services such as estimates for remodels, engineering, architectural, or other services, please send a memo to the Physical Plant detailing the nature of your request, your name, department, building, and extension, and you will be contacted by the appropriate person within one week.

Skilled Trades

The Physical Plant takes great pride in its most valued resource, the talented people who work here. The following trade groups make up the Physical Plant work units.

  • Administrative Support
  • Automotive Maintenance
  • Building Maintenance Exterior
  • Building Maintenance Interior
  • Custodial Services
  • Electrical
  • The Energy Management Control Group
  • The Energy Management Maintenance Group (HVAC)
  • Heskett Center Maintenance
  • Landscape
  • Locks
  • Custodial Services
  • Mechanical Maintenance
  • Plumbing
  • Power Plant
  • Shipping and Receiving
  • Special Projects
  • Warehouse