The Mission of the Administrative Services/ Facilities Maintenance
The mission of Administrative Services is to support and enhance the College’s environment and to promote a conducive, safe and secure academic atmosphere for students, faculty, staff and visitors. Encompassed under the umbrella of Administrative Service is Facilities Maintenance.
The mission of the Facilities Maintenance is to provide a high quality and conducive physical environment that is clean, attractive and aesthetically pleasing and that supports the learning, teaching, public service, safety and health concerns of the campus community. This will be accomplished by delivering complete buildings and grounds maintenance services in a cost effective and proactive manner.
The Administrative Services/Facilities Maintenance office is located on the southeast side of the campus adjacent to the Wiley-Pemberton Complex.
From its humble beginning of two frame buildings more than 138 years ago, the campus is now comprised of 22 structures on approximately 75 acres of land. The physical plant is managed by the Director for Administrative Services with the assistance of the Superintendent of Facilities. In general, the physical facilities are adequate to house the functions contained therein, with the exception of residence centers where escalating enrollments have outpaced the College’s ability to meet student demand for on-campus housing.
A construction of a new 500 bed facility was approved by the Wiley College Board of Trustees and completed in August 2012.
The Administrative Services/Facilities Maintenance Department oversees design, construction and renovation of all capital projects as well as necessary operations, maintenance, repair and services for grounds, facilities and its infrastructure. This is accomplished by 16 full-time employees supported at various times of the year by temporary workers.
The Facilities Maintenance Department includes general maintenance; custodial/housekeeping; plumber/carpenter; HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning)/Electrician work. General maintenance provides structural repair, construction, carpentry, renovation services and pest control. Regularly scheduling painting and touch-up work on interiors and exteriors are handled by the department.
Landscaping and grounds is generally responsible for maintaining all outside campus areas and refuse collection. During winter months the staff handles snow and ice control.
Maintaining a clean environment is the responsibility of everyone on campus. Custodial Services provides routine cleaning of offices, public areas in College buildings. Housekeeping, for clarification, refers to sanitation of the residence centers on campus. Facilities Maintenance works closely with the Student Affairs Division and specifically the Residence Center Managers to provide a standard for quality in the residence halls. It is equally important that students maintain the standard that is set forth.
Other craftsmen work to ensure HVAC, electrical, plumbing and carpentry services are responded to in a timely manner. Outside vendors are contracted as required.
Work Order Requests are processed through the department via Landport which is a new system designed to track required work and the associated costs by building as well as requests include scheduling maintenance; materials storage; interior and exterior lighting; emergency electrical power and fire alarm systems.