About Facilities & Planning

The Facilities Department consists of four divisions, maintenance, custodial, shipping & receiving, and grounds. The director of the physical plant oversees the department and special projects and provides support for larger capital projects. Departmental employees work collectively to support the physical plant and the universities mission statement.

Maintenance Department

The Maintenance Department is responsible for general building and equipment maintenance. Workers perform routine repairs and maintenance as well as preventative maintenance. Such activities include building upkeep, light carpentry work, painting, keys, locks, and door hardware, signage, installation of desks and furniture, vehicle maintenance, and minor hardware. These employees also provide critical support in special event preparation, lighting, repairs, and upkeep of HVAC/Boiler systems, and electrical and plumbing repairs.

Custodial Department

Custodial services are responsible for the general cleaning of all buildings on campus. The following duties are generally performed daily:

  • Empty trash in classrooms, offices, academic, administrative, and residence hall common areas
  • Sweep floors; mop as necessary
  • Clean whiteboards and chalkboards
  • Clean doors
  • Clean restrooms and restock paper supplies
  • vacuum carpets

Special project work consists of stripping and waxing tile floors and shampooing carpets is scheduled as necessary.

We provide departments with a shred bin when purging confidential materials for recycling and for larger purging jobs please contact Lowann Vanleuven We also provide assistance with setups for special events, furniture, or office moves. Please contact Trevor Anger for information via email at tanger@eou.edu or 541 962-3357.

Grounds Department

The grounds crew is responsible for all maintenance and upkeep on the campus grounds and athletic fields. Groundskeepers prune, transplant, and plant as necessary to maintain the gardens and grounds. In addition, the crew mows grass, picks up debris, and provides support for special events. In the event of inclement weather, the grounds crew clears the campus of snow and ice.

Office Staff

The Physical Plant Office is staffed from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday

John Garlitz | Director of Facilities
541 962-3114jgarltiz@eou.edu

Sarah Hollenbeck | Project Coordinator
541 962-3181shollenbeck@eou.edu

Lowann Vanleuven | Business & Finance Manager
541 962-3181 | lvanleuven@eou.edu

Don Adams | Maintenance Supervisor
541 962-3734dadams@eou.edu

Lisa Bridge | Custodial Services Supervisor
541 962-3240lbridge@eou.edu