Facilities Management


Troy Rhoads

Troy Rhoads, Executive Director

Troy is a veteran of the United States Navy. He has attended Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, where he earned a diploma in Water Treatment, Illinois Central College where he earned an associate degree in applied science in Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, and a Bachelors of Arts from Westen Illinois University. Troy came to Western Illinois University in 1996. He has worked as a Maintenance Worker, Stationary Fireman, Utility Maintenance Repairman, Lead Building Engineer, Chief Building Engineer, Superintendent of Mechanical Maintenance, and Assistant Director.

He now serves as the Executive Director of Facilities Management. His current duties are overseeing the entire Facilities Management Department. Troy has a true passion to lead through service and a commitment to sustainable practices.

Ted Renner

Ted Renner, Deputy Director

Ted, a LEED Accredited Professional, received a B.S. and an M.S. in Industrial Technology from Western Illinois University in ‘96, and ‘98 respectively.

Prior to coming to WIU, Ted worked in residential construction as a carpenter and as a Technician with the Illinois Department of Transportation. He began working at WIU in 1999 and has served in FP&C and as a Construction Coordinator.

He now serves as a Deputy Director at Facilities Management. His WIU building designs include the Kibbe Multipurpose Building, University Printing & Mailing Center Building, and Chown Golf Learning Center. Ted also acts as the University representative on larger projects such as the Multicultural Center and the Center for Performing Arts. He has been a temporary instructor in the Construction Management Department in the College of Business and Technology since 2003. He now serves as a Deputy Director at Facilities Management in charge of Facilities Planning and Construction.    

Jonathan Myers

Jonathan Myers, Business Administrative Associate

Jonathan has a B.B.A. and M.A. in Accounting from Western Illinois University.

Jonathan joined Facilities Management in March 2007 as a student worker. He received a graduate assistantship from the department in January 2009 and became the full-time Business Manager I in July 2010.

He now serves as the Business Administrative Associate. Jonathan oversees the business operations of Facilities Management, including Central Receiving, Transportation Services, and Vending. He also manages the operating and personnel budgets, payroll, and project billings for the department.

Eric Reed

Eric Reed, Assistant Superintendent of Grounds

Eric is a lifelong resident of the Macomb area and is a second-generation graduate of Western Illinois University. He has a B.S. degree in Agriculture Business with a minor in Management. After college Eric managed his family nursery business for 13 years prior to coming to WIU. He was originally hired at WIU as a Grounds Gardener in June of 2006 and was promoted to Foreman in June of 2011, Assistant Superintendent in January 2013, and is now serving Superintendent of Landscape Maintenance since March 2021.

Eric truly enjoys the outdoor sporting activities, his family, friends, and his church.

Neal Thurman

Neal Thurman, Superintendent of Building Services

Neal is a veteran of the United States Army. Prior to joining WIU, Neal worked in direct sales, cleaning services and as an operations manager. While at WIU he has served in the Building Services Department as an extra-help employee, Building Service Worker, Sub-Foreman and Foreman.

He became the Superintendent of Building Services in 2014. Neal is responsible for a department of 90 staff members who provide cleaning and moving services to both appropriated and auxiliary services across the Macomb campus. Aside from his normal duties, Neal evaluates staffing levels and waste stream diversion rates. He continues to assist WIU with efforts towards sustainability and works with the campus community with Recyclamania Projects. Neal also serves on the Board ACUBSS.