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Evansdale Operations


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

Areas of Responsibility

Advanced Engineering Research Forensics
Agricultural Science Greenhouse
Agriculture Annex Gymnastics  
Art Museum Law Center  
Allen Hall Lyon Residence Hall  
Basketball Practice Facility Lincoln Residence Hall 
Bennett Residence Hall Marina Tower
Book Depository Mineral Resources Building 
Braxton Residence Hall Museum Education Center
Brooks Residence Hall Natatorium-Shell 
Child Care National Research Center for Coal & Energy 
Chestnut Ridge Research Bldg Nursery School
Coliseum One Waterfront
Creative Arts Center Percival Hall
Engineering Research Building Project Design & Construction Bldg
Engineering Sciences Building Roads & Grounds
Evansdale Crossing South Agricultural Sciences
Evansdale Roads & Grounds 
Student Rec Center
Evansdale Library  
University Services Center
Extended Learning
Wrestling Facility
Facilities Management Bldg
WVU Storage & Surplus Center

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 BuildingsCharlotte 

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

Charlotte Spiker – 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

Robert Kennedy – Afternoon/Night Shift Supervisor – Student Recreation Center, Student Health, CPASS and Mountaineer Station Parking Facility – Phone (304) 293-5471

Anthony Martin – One Waterfront, CRRB, DT & Evansdale Roads & Grounds, University Services Center, University Police Building, Stewart Hall, Purinton House, Student Service Center, Project Design & Construction, Nursery School, Child Care, Facilities Management, Motor Pool, Bicentennial House & Annex, Book Depository, Forensics, Airport Hangar, Extended Learning, Greenhouse, Communication and Marina Tower

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.

The Student Rec. Center 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. 

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.