Interim Associate Vice Chancellor
Phone: (865) 974-5346
Fax: (865) 974-7786
– BS Mechanical Engineering from The University of Tennessee, 1975
— Started at UTK Physical Plant in 1986 as Mechanical Engineer
— Prior Experience:Previously worked for 11 years in utilities division at Tennessee Eastman in Kingsport, TN
— Immediate Past President of Associated Valley Industries
The Facilities Services Department is the largest non-academic department on the Knoxville campus.
Our department is responsible for the basic operation and continuous maintenance of most facilities on the main and agriculture campuses of the University of Tennessee.
Campus facilities include roughly 280 buildings, a little over 15 million square feet of space, and more than 600 acres of land.
In addition to these facilities we are also responsible for electrical substations which provide power to most of our campus buildings, and a central steam plant which provides steam for heating and hot water in most campus spaces.
We currently have more than 720 employees spread out through several specialized units in our department. These units include Administration, Administrative & Support Services, Communication & Information Services, Construction Services, Design Services, Facilities Operations, Special Projects, Utilities Services and Zone Maintenance. Facilities Services staff members also oversee the university’s environmental programs, including UT Recycling and The Office of Sustainability.
Our goal is to always enhance and maintain campus environments that are highly conducive to learning and research. Students and faculty are our top priorities.