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Downtown Operations


Jeff Haught – Assistant Director
Office: (304) 293-8113 
Cell: (304) 216-7810

Areas of Responsibility

Admissions & Records, Airport Hanger, Armstrong Hall, Bicentennial House & Annex, Boreman Hall, Brooks Hall, Business & Economics Building, Center for Black Culture and Research, Chemistry Annex, Clark Hall, Colson Hall, Chitwood Hall, Dadisman Hall, Daily Anthenaeum Building, Downtown Campus Library, Downtown Facilities Support Building, Eiesland Hall, Elizabeth Moore Hall, Hodges Hall, Honors Hall, Knapp Hall, Life Sciences Building, Maple House, Martin Hall, Ming Hsieh Hall, Morgan House, Motor Pool, Mountainlair Student Union, Purinton House, Puskar Center, Oglebay Hall, Seneca Hall, Stalnaker Hall, Stewart Hall, Student Services Center, Summit Hall, University Place Parking Garage, Vandalia Apartments, White Hall, Woodburn Hall  

Management Staff

Notice: In the event of an emergency, please call (304) 293-4357 or 3136.

Harry White – Night Shift Supervisor – Puskar Center/Press Box, Indoor Practice Building, Life Sciences, Woodburn Hall, E. Moore Hall, Eiesland Hall, Knapp Hall, Hodges Hall, Armstrong Hall, Brooke Hall and Martin Hall (304) 293-5167

Jeremy Kinsley - Night Shift Supervisor – Chitwood Hall, Business and Economics, Oglebay Hall/Ming Hsieh Hall Addition, DA, Center for Black Culture & Research, Arnold Hall, Downtown Library, Clark Hall, Chemistry Annex, White Hall, White Hall Computer Lab, Colson Hall, Colson Annex and all downtown Residence Halls for the midnight shift. (304) 293-5167

Joan Crabtree – Day and Afternoon Shift Supervisor – Residence Halls- Honors, Summit, U-Place apartments, Vandalia Apartments, Townhomes and Seneca Hall (Dorms) 450 U-Place/ B& E Areas, U-Place Parking Garage, Maple House, Morgan House (304) 293-8362

Jeff Smith – Day Shift Supervisor – Residence Halls – Boreman, Dadisman, Stalnaker.  Also oversees most of the downtown academic Day Shift employees – (304) 293-5023

Mike Joplin – Day Shift Supervisor – Mountainlair Student Union & Stewart Hall – (304) 293-4020

Jamie Thomas – Night Shift Supervisor – Mountainlair Student Union, Purinton House, Student Services Center - (304) 293-4020

Barbara Hamrick – Day Shift Assistant Supervisor – Mountainlair Student Union – (304) 293-4020

Lonnie Hilling – Night Shift Assistant Supervisor – Mountainlair Student Union - (304) 293-4020

General Duties

The Downtown Facilities Management staff strives to maintain the academic buildings, as well as all residence halls on the downtown campus, in a safe, aesthetically pleasing, clean and comfortable environment conducive to living, learning, and working. Areas of the buildings included in this responsibility are: classrooms, offices, laboratories, sports facilities, residence hall rooms, libraries and other areas in the buildings.

The Mountainlair  cleaning staff work a 24-hour, 7-day work week schedule for the convenience of the students, faculty, and staff in order to maximize their effectiveness. 

During the past two years, we have made a concerted effort to streamline our cleaning processes and initiate a “Green” cleaning program. While initiating this “Green” program, we have started a product review committee and spent countless hours testing and using new products in an effort to utilize the most environmentally friendly cleaning supplies and equipment possible. In our efforts to reach these goals, we have eliminated many of the cleaning products we used in the past and replaced them with cleaning supplies that are user friendly and protect the health and well-being of the workers, building occupants, and users. Additionally, we have made a large investment in new equipment that not only cleans more efficiently but optimizes the efforts of the staff. The Kaivac bathroom cleaner, Chariot vacuum and many other new forms of technology have been purchased in order to make our cleaning supplies state of the art and efficient.

The cleaning staff working in the academic buildings primarily work 10:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m., whereas the staff working in the residence halls primarily work 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. with 24/7 emergency staff that are on call during weekends, holidays and afternoon and midnight hours. These times are for the convenience of the students, faculty, and staff in order to maximize their effectiveness.

We are responsible for approximately 2,800 students who live in the downtown residence halls during the school year. Additionally, some of these residence halls are utilized for conference events and lodging during the summer months for sports camps, corporate meetings, etc.