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Downtown Operations


Melanie Nichols – Interim Assistant Director
Office: (304) 293-7444

Areas of Responsibility

Admissions & Records Elizabeth Moore Hall
Armstrong Hall Hodges Hall

Honors Hall
Boreman Hall
Brooks Hall Knapp Hall
Business & Economics Building Life Sciences Building
Center for Black Culture and Research Oglebay Hall
Chemistry Annex Ming Hsieh Hall
Clark Hall Martin Hall
Colson Hall Puskar Center
Chitwood Hall Stalnaker Hall
Dadisman Hall Summit Hall
Daily Anthenaeum Building White Hall
Downtown Campus Library Wise Library
Downtown Facilities Support Building Woodburn Hall
Eiesland Hall

Management Staff

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

Kathy Kerns – Manager II – Night Shift Downtown Academic & Downtown Residence Halls

Robert (Kevin) Phillips – Night Shift Supervisor – Chitwood Hall, Business and Economics, Oglebay Hall/Ming Hsieh Hall Addition, Life Sciences, Woodburn Hall, E Moore Hall, and Martin Hall

Cecil Dalton – Night Shift Supervisor – Downtown Wise Library, White Hall/White Hall Computer Lab, Colson Hall, Colson Hall Annex, Clark Hall, Chemistry Annex, DA, Center for Black Culture & Research, Puskar/Press Box

Jeremy Kinsley - Night Shift Supervisor – Hodges Hall, Armstrong Hall, Books Hall, Eiesland Hall, Knapp Hall, Stansbury Hall and all downtwon Residence Halls for the midnight shift.

Joan Crabtree – Day and Afternoon Shift Supervisor – Residence Halls- Honors, Summit, U-Place apartments, Vandalia Apartments, Townhomes and Seneca Hall (Dorms) – (304) 293-8362

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

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.

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.