|Facilities department restructures|
Over the past eight years, the University of North Dakota has grown considerably, and as a result poses new challenges to our maintenance and planning staff. To accommodate this change and to ensure the continued support of our institutional needs, the Vice President for Operations Division has reorganized one of it's principle departments. Effective July 1, 2008, the Facilities Department has been renamed "Facilities Management" and will continue to provide the same dependable maintenance services and process project requests for miscellaneous construction needs. There will be virtually no change in how our constituents interact with Facilities Management, and the daily requests for keys, maintenance, and other services provided by "Facilities" in the past will continue as before under the leadership of its director, Larry Zitzow.
The facilities staff and management responsible for campus planning and capital construction (large scale construction that is completed by contractors) has been organized under a new department, "Campus Capital Projects and Planning." It will be responsible for future planning and large scale construction projects which typically are developed through the University administration. "CCPP" will be administrated by Rick Tonder, who now reports directly to the Vice President for Finance and Operations.
Once again, the above changes reflect a continued commitment by the VPFO Division to support the University responsibly and effectively. Please direct any questions or concerns you may have regarding this issue to the Office of the Vice President For Finance and Operations, Stop #8378.