Our mission

Facilities Management's mission is to provide a safe, reliable and welcoming campus for learning and discovery. We are responsible for the physical assets of the University to ensure a quality environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors in support of the University’s mission of teaching, research and outreach.

FM is divided into three main areas of service:

  • Central Services - Comprised of several teams, the unit’s primary purpose is to support FM districts. A single director guides the activities of distinct units, ranging from Landcare to Waste Abatement.
  • District Custodial and Maintenance Operations - The largest portion of FM services are performed by the department’s five operational districts (East Bank, Health Sciences, North Campus, St. Paul, and West Bank). These cross-functional teams are primarily responsible for the maintenance and cleaning of buildings in their geographical area, with additional support provided by Central Services and Energy Management.
  • Energy Management - Maintains the infrastructure necessary to heat, cool and light the Twin Cities campus, and lead campus energy conservation efforts to help reduce the University’s carbon footprint.



Bill Paulus
Associate Vice President
Phone: (612) 626-1091

Jennifer Pierson
Chief of Staff
Phone: (612) 301-1517

Janee Meyers
Department Administrative Manager
Phone: (612) 624-6837

Susan Norwick
Department Administrative Assistant
Phone: (612) 626-9532

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