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Evansdale Operations


Vance Roby
Assistant Director
Office: (304) 293-3496
Cell: (304) 216-8217

Areas of Responsibility

Advanced Engineering Research Evansdale Library
Agricultural Science Gymnastics
Agriculture Annex Law Center
Art Museum Lyon Residence Hall
Allen Hall Lincoln Residence Hall
Basketball Practice Facility Mineral Resources Building
Bennett Residence Hall Natatorium-Shell
Braxton Residence Hall National Research Center for Coal & Energy
Brooks Residence Hall Percival Hall
Coliseum South Agricultural Sciences
Creative Arts Center Wrestling Facility
Engineering Research Building WVU Art Museum
Engineering Sciences Building WVU Education Center
Evansdale Crossing

Management Staff

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

Melanie Nichols - Supervisor

Susie Anderson – Manager II – Night Shift Evansdale Academic Buildings

Mike Olenick – Night Shift Supervisor – Coliseum, Natatorium/Shell, Gymnastics, Wrestling, Basketball Practice Facility

Janice Johns – Night Shift Supervisor – Creative Arts Center, Engineering Research Building, Engineering Sciences Building, Mineral Resources Building, National Research Center for Coal and Energy

Donnie Rogers – Night Shift Supervisor – Allen /Percival Hall, Agricultural Sciences, Agricultural Annex, South Agricultural Sciences, Evansdale Library, Law School, Art Museum and Museum Education Center

Tammy Thomas – Day Shift Operations Coordinator – Residence Halls – Braxton Hall, Brooks Hall & Lincoln Hall – (304) 293-3496

General Duties

The Evansdale Facilities Management Operations staff ensures that residence halls, academic buildings, and recreational facilities are maintained in a safe and comfortable environment conducive to working, living, and learning.

In addition to maintaining facilities in an aesthetically pleasing condition, we have a responsibility to ensure that the buildings are cleaned with consideration to the overall health of our students, faculty and staff. With that in mind, we strive to be good stewards of the campus environment and continuously evolve our internal processes and procedures to minimize our impact on the environment.

The Evansdale Operations area encompasses over 1,704,102 sq. ft. of student housing, academic, research, and recreational and athletic facilities space. In addition we are also responsible for the care and comfort of approximately 2,350 students that live in various residence halls. Many of these facilities are also very busy during the summer months, hosting over 6,300 visitors attending more than 75 conference events with topics that range from sports and athletics to academic and professional.

Each staff member is responsible for cleaning approximately 30,000 sq. ft of space that must be inspected, cleaned, painted, and maintained. During times of special events, they also provide support services for set ups and special cleaning services as necessary. The department is committed to providing 24/7 coverage utilizing the most up-to-date training and equipment to attain the highest standards possible.