Facilities Management Centralization Efforts

The university is currently working to centralize campus facilities in an effort to provide efficiencies and streamline services for campus. Through university facilities centralization, all campus buildings will be aligned into a centralized operation model which will result in a planned and systematic process in providing a consistent approach to the care and service, maintenance and capital planning to be delivered across campus. To streamline custodial and maintenance services, Facilities Management has combined these functions into work groups that will be divided into two zones across campus, North and South.

Maintenance Zone MapThis new zone model will be led under the direction of Sameer Kapileshwari, Director of Facilities Operations and Maintenance and James Ballowe, Interim Assistant Director for Zone Maintenance. The North and South zones will be managed by Ray Mosley and Henry Anderson, Interim Zone Managers, respectively. Within these zones, area supervisors as well as area leads will also serve as primary points of contact for building issues and service needs. All management and supervisory positions will be staffed by a majority of internal facilities personnel during an interim period. Currently, new job descriptions are under review for finalization and recruiting for these positions will begin in the next few weeks and be completed by November 1, 2011.

The integration of university facilities as well as the implementation of the maintenance zone model is complicated and will be challenging at times, so we kindly request your patience and cooperation during this time of transition. Although we will work diligently to ensure our campus customers are minimally impacted; issues and concerns may arise, but please be assured we will continue to provide quality service and will take pride in the work we do.

Additional communications will be sent to our auxiliary customers and other key stakeholders regarding specific zone and areas supervisory assignments. For further questions and or concerns regarding centralization of facilities or the new maintenance zone model, please contact Melissa Rockwell-Hopkins at 3-8750 or Sameer Kapileshwari at 3-5797.

For more information about our centralization efforts and strategy, please visit our web site.

As a reminder, please submit all campus facilities work requests to our Facilities Service Center by phone 3-4948 or online

Thank you for your continued support of Facilities Management.