The Physical Plant strives to maintain and improve facilities, grounds, and immediate environment. The department works toward this goal by supplying the appropriate services to the community in the most efficient and economical manner. The Physical Plant promotes a safe, clean, aesthetically pleasing campus environment.
The Physical Plant Department’s mission and functions relate to service support for the entire institution. Because of its diverse responsibilities, the Physical Plant establishes and maintains working relationships and communication with virtually all departments.
Its organization is unique within the institution, because it operates outside of the institution’s teaching, research and public service roles. Decision-making authority exists at each level of the department, from the director to individual tradesman, but all Physical Plant employees work together to achieve unity of effort and consistency in policies and procedures.