Facilities Management

Facilities Management Administration

Ted Renner

Ted Renner, Interim Director

Ted began working for WIU in 1999 as a Construction Project Coordinator I, and currently serves as the Interim Director of Facilities Management. He received a B.S. and an M.S. in Industrial Technology from Western Illinois University in ‘96, and ‘98 respectively, and is a LEED accredited professional. Prior to working at WIU he worked for the Illinois Department of Transportation, and as a residential carpenter. His building designs for WIU include the Kibbe Multipurpose Building, Document and Publication Services Building, and The Chown Golf Learning Center. Ted also acts as a University representative on larger projects such as the Multicultural Center and the Center for Performing Arts. In addition to his work in Facilities Management, he has been a temporary instructor in the Construction Management Department in the College of Business and Technology as needed since 2003.

Justin Griffith

Justin Griffith, Deputy Director of Facilities Operations and Maintenance

Justin joined the Western Illinois University Facilities Management staff in January of 2022 as the Superintendent of Landscape Maintenance. In September of 2022, Justin stepped in as Interim Deputy Director of Facilities Operations and Maintenance. Justin became the permanent Deputy Director of Facilities Operations and Maintenance in May of 2023. Previously, Justin was employed at Pella Windows and Doors for 1 year as Department Manager. In addition, Justin worked for the City of Bushnell, Illinois for 14 years, 8 of which he served as the Manager of Utilities and the Director of Public Works for the city.

Paul Perchalski

Paul Perchalski, Deputy Director - Heating Plant

Paul began working for WIU in 2007 as a Steam and Power Plant Operator I and currently serves as the Deputy Director of Utilities. He received a B.S. from Mount Saint Mary’s University in ‘04 and three M.S. s; Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Instructional Design Technology, and an MBA from Western Illinois University in ‘11, and ‘17 respectively. Before working at WIU he worked as an accountant and finance manager for Legal and General and MAMSI both out of Rockville, Maryland. In addition to his work in Facilities Management, he has been a volunteer treasurer for the Bushnell Swimming Pool for 9 years and served in USMC Reserves for 10 years as an electrician and refrigeration mechanic.

Nancy Sprout

Nancy Sprout, Busines Associate II

Nancy is a Certified Public Accountant who began working for WIU in 2000 as an Accountant in Business Services, and currently serves as the Business Associate II for Facilities Management. She currently oversees the business operation function of Facilities Management, along with oversight of Transportation, and Central Receiving/Stores. Nancy received her B.S. in Accountancy, '85, and her MBA, '16, from Western Illinois University. While in Business Services she oversaw several areas including Accounts Payable. In 2005, she transitioned to the Intercollegiate Athletics department and was an Assistant Athletic Director for Business Operations, overseeing the business operations of Leathernecks Athletics. In athletics she implemented accounting best practices and improved the student-athletic experience along with overseeing several large projects which impacted the student-athletic experience and Title IX objectives. In 2017, she joined the Facility Management team. She also worked as an accountant with the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Executive Institute during this time. Prior to working at WIU she worked at a public accounting firm, a bank institution, a veterinary clinic, and in the farming and trucking industry. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, photography, and traveling.

Andy Daniels

Andy Daniels, Superintendent of Building Maintenance

Andy received his B.S. degree in Construction Management from Western Illinois University in 2000. Andy came to WIU, Facilities Management in December 2008 as a Project Coordinator 1 and promoted to Project Coordinator 2 in 2010. In 2019 Andy received a temporary upgrade to Supervisor of Building Craftsman. Before coming to Western Andy worked in residential construction and about 7 years in Highway and Heavy construction as a carpenter/foreman. He now serves as the Superintendent of Building Maintenance. His current duties are overseeing the Building and Mechanical Maintenance Departments.

Brad Payne

Brad Payne, Supervisor of Building Craftsmen

Brad was raised on a farm close to Macomb, IL. Upon graduating from WIU, he went to work in the HVAC industry and worked in the private sector until approximately 20 years ago when he was hired to work in the Mechanical Maintenance department at WIU. His current title is Supervisor of Building Craftsmen. Brad is married with three children and enjoys building, remodeling, and boating.

Kirk Hare

Kirk Hare, Superintendent of Building Services

Before coming to WIU, Kirk worked at the Macomb Park District in their Maintenance Department, becoming the Supervisor of Facilities. From there he went to work for Western Distributing Company, a Janitorial Supply Business in Macomb, where he spent 12 years developing relationships with his clients and acquiring a well-rounded knowledge of the Products, Training and Processes used in this industry. He accepted a position at WIU in December of 2008, and In 2010 he became the Supervisor of Building Services, a position which he still holds. His roles includes the oversight of the Moving Crew and Event Set Ups. He has had the pleasure of meeting and providing support to a large portion of the Campus Community. Blessed with a very talented and dedicated staff, he looks forward to continuing this support to the Students, Faculty and Staff of WIU. During his years here at WIU, Kirk also took advantage of the opportunity to continue his education and complete his BS Degree in 2020.

Tammy Klinedinst

Tammy Klinedinst, Assistant Superintendent of Building Services

Began working for WIU as an extra help clerk in May 2004 and currently is the Assistant Superintendent of Building Services at Facilities Management. She received an A.A. Degree from Spoon River College in '21 and B.S. of General Studies from Western Illinois University in '23. Prior to working at WIU Tammy held jobs in the Macomb area such as an Advertising Representative for The Macomb Journal and Classic Rock station WJEQ. She also worked at First Federal Bank (beside Taco Bell) getting to know many of the familiar faces she sees around campus. Tammy worked her way up the Building Services promotional line from Extra Help Building Services Worker in October 2004, accepting the Assistant Superintendent position in June 2024. She is a former member of the Civil Service Employee Council and served on the Safety Committee as well as various other committees over the years at WIU.

Dustin Smith

Dustin Smith, Superintendent of Landscape Maintenance

Dustin began working at WIU in 2010 on the Abatement crew where he maintained a Supervisor of Abatement Certification. In 2014 he moved to the Landscape Maintenance department where he was a Gardener, Grounds Worker, Foreman and now Superintendent of Landscape Maintenance. During his tenure in Landscape Maintenance, Dustin has held spraying licenses as well as being a heavy equipment operator for excavation, dirt-work and grading. He was a fabricator and has assisted with hardscapes (patios and retaining walls) throughout campus. Dustin assists in the emergency weather procedures like snow removal coordination and clean up from storms. The Landscape Maintenance team also assists in the set up and tear down of athletic events.

Don Swearinger

Don Swearinger, Facility Operations Coordinator, Quad Cities

Don began working for WIU in 2020 as a Facility Operations Specialist for the Quad Cities Campus. Prior to working for Western Illinois University, Don served in The United States Army in The Military Police Corp from 1989 until 2004. He studied at Scott Community college in their Law Enforcement program and was a Security Director for a 1.5 million square foot property for 14 years. He then switched over to Facilities and was the Operations Director for a 1.5 million square foot property. Don worked for the Sheriff's Dept in the correction before returning to facilities, overseeing a 1.2 Million square foot property. He is currently a Representative on the Civil Service Council for the Quad Cities Campus. Don is married with 2 boys, one is 11 years old and the other is a College Professor of Music.

Carrie Booth

Carrie Booth, Accounting Associate

Carrie joined the team in Facilities Management in the spring of 2023. Prior to coming to WIU, she worked in accounts payable for Blick Art Materials in Galesburg, IL for 4 years. Before that, she was the Office Manager for Kunes Auto Group in Macomb and Monmouth for 4 years. She has her MBA in Finance and works under Nancy Sprout in the Facilities Management business office.

Md Najmus Sakib

Md Najmus Sakib, Central Store Manager I

Md began working for Western Illinois University (WIU) in 2023 as a Central Store Manager I. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in supply chain management from WIU, which he earned in 2023. With eight years of corporate experience, Md has primarily worked in the retail and manufacturing industries. He also holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a major in Human Resource Management from BRAC University.