Physical Plant Departments
Departments that are part of the FHSU Physical Plant include the following:
Physical Plant Administration
Jim Schreiber and Ken Jacobs, Directors
Jim Schreiber (785) 628-4279
Ken Jacobs (785) 628-4259
Physical Plant Office (785) 628-4424
The Physical Plant administration coordinates the daily activities of all shops in the Physical Plant department.
Ken Jacobs, Supervisor
Trent Hansen, Residential Facilities Supervisor
Personnel in this department represent a variety of skilled trades. They work diligently to keep the campus infrastructure in repair and all systems operating at top efficiency.
Shipping and Receiving
Wayne Gerstner, Manager
Central Purchasing stores, retails and delivers a small selection of commonly used office supplies for departments on campus and orders all office supplies for the entire campus. Central Purchasing is the collection point for outgoing freight. Inbound freight arriving on large trucks is also delivered to Central Purchasing for distribution.
Vickie Fisher, Academic Facilities Manager
Luke Depenbusch, Residential Facilities Manager
Custodial personnel care for all academic and residential life buildings on campus, daily cleaning classrooms, offices, athletic facilities, auditoriums, and public use areas.
Terry Pfeifer, Supervisor
Various renovation and remodeling projects on campus stand as testimony to the skill and craftsmanship possessed by the in-house construction crew. Sternberg Museum and McCartney Hall were completely renovated with in-house labor, as was Lewis Field West Stadium Locker Room. Office suites in the Virtual College, Davis Hall 206, Rarick Hall 233 and Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science are other recent projects. Forty-three general classrooms have been remodeled to provide modern, high-tech facilities. The construction crew is currently completing various remodeling projects on campus.
Keith Dreher, Supervisor
The Energy Division is responsible for the Akers Energy Center operation, two 900 kw peak-shaving generation units, 4160vac distribution system and the Staefa digital control system used in over 95% of the university buildings. Akers Energy Center is located south of Tomanek Hall. The power plant generates steam to heat campus buildings and serves as a distribution center for electrical service to the university. It is manned 24 hours a day during the heating season and 8 hours a day during the cooling season.
Roy Ibarra, Supervisor
Responsibilities of this office include taking care of any environmental concerns, hazardous waste collection and disposal, lead and asbestos abatement. Staff safety training is provided covering many different topics. Fire safety issues are also addressed by this office.
Gross/Cunningham Hall Complex Operations
Keith Bieker, Manager
Besides caring for the classrooms, offices and gyms in this 322,979 g.s.f. facility, personnel in this department also care for Lewis Field Stadium facilities. Hundreds of athletic and other public events are scheduled annually in these facilities, bringing thousands of visitors to campus. This department also provides custodial support for the Robbins Center which houses the university Foundation and Alumni department.
Grounds and Greenhouse
Jim Schreiber, Supervisor
Faculty, staff, students and visitors alike enjoy the beauty of the campus grounds which are maintained by this department. This department also takes care of solid waste disposal for the entire campus, provides support for maintenance of athletic fields and takes care of snow removal.
Stephen Fisher, Academic Facilities Supervisor
Trent Hansen, Residential Facilities Supervisor
This department plays an instrumental part in the security of campus buildings. Keys are issued to faculty, staff and student employees in academic buildings from the University Police office in Custer Hall, room 112. Residential building keys are also issued from the University Police office.
Clara Dreiling, Manager
The mail center, located in the Memorial Union, room 125, is the collection point for all incoming and outgoing first-class mail for academic departments on campus. Inter-departmental mail is also distributed from the mail center.
Duane Weigel, Supervisor
Faculty, staff and students utilize motor pool services heavily for official state business travel. Cars, one 7-passenger mini-vans, one 8-passenger vans and four 12-passenger vans comprise the motor pool fleet.
John Allen, Manager
FHSU offers a full-service printing and copying facility on campus. Labeling and bulk mailing services are also provided.
Residential Life Maintenance
Trent Hansen, Manager
Daily maintenance, service and repair to the student residential facilities at McMindes, Wiest, Custer, Agnew, Wooster Place and Stadium Place is the responsibility of this department.
James Helget, Operations Manager
Maintenance, security and custodial services are provided for Sternberg Museum by Sternberg Operations staff.