Facilities Management


Facilities Management prioritizes our work with the mission of WIU in mind at all times. We work together with the campus community to ensure that we provide the best environment for our faculty, staff, and students. Our department consists of sub-departments that work seamlessly together to ensure our campus is a safe, beautiful, and comfortable place to work and learn.

Work Order Control

The work order control department is the first step for all of your individualized work order needs. Whether you have a light out, extra cleaning needs, water leak, shredding services, etc. Our friendly staff will work with your building representatives to resolve work order requests by receiving, recording, scheduling, and distributing worker orders to the proper departments.

Building Services

The Building Services department is dedicated to maintaining the physical appearance of our campus. Building Service Workers clean, disinfect, and sanitize all departments, classrooms, and buildings. This department also moves furniture, boxes, and equipment on campus, changes light bulbs, recycling, and collects material for shredding services. They are also the main point of contact for any pest control and other waste issues.

Landscape Maintenance

The Landscape Maintenance department is responsible for the physical appearance of our campus and our campus safety. We provide services to campus lawns, gardens, trees, athletic fields, pick up litter and empties exterior trash receptacles, and repairs concrete pavement. LM also provides excavation and hauling services for utility repairs on campus, and stands ready at all hours during the winter season removal of snow and ice.

Transportation Services

The Transportation Services department maintains a fleet of university rental and department-issued vehicles, consisting of cars, trucks, 12-15 passenger vans, and a minibus. On average, our university vehicles travel more than one million miles a year. We are dedicated to all maintenance and upkeep of these vehicles to ensure you have a safe trip to and from your destination.

Facilities Planning and Construction

The FP&C department oversees all remodeling, renovation, and new construction projects on campus. We estimate the projects in-house or work with outside design professionals, coordinate with Architectural and Engineering firms to make sure the design needs are met, and coordinate with contractors on campus to make sure the faculty, staff, and students are kept safe during the construction processes. Additionally, we keep prints and record documents of construction projects.

Building Maintenance

The Building Maintenance Department is in charge of maintaining all building facades, roofs, and interior finishes of all buildings on campus. In addition, we provide maintenance to the elevators and electrical distribution throughout the WIU campus.

Mechanical Maintenance

The Mechanical Maintenance department is responsible for the repair and maintenance of building HVAC and foodservice equipment throughout the campus. We maintain all buildings, including residence halls and dining centers. We are also responsible for the removal of all hazardous waste and asbestos abatement.