Facilities Management

Building Representatives

What is a Building Representative?

A building representative, or building rep for short, is a volunteer who helps foster the two-way communication between building occupants and Facilities Management. In the event something specific to your building is broken or needs attention (leaking water fixture, broken window, malfunctioning air condition unit, leaking roof, etc.), the building rep will help communicate that information to Work Order Control at Facilities Management so that facilities personnel are aware of the problem. If something is broken or malfunctioning behind the scenes (broken water main, power outage, equipment failure, etc.), the building rep may be contacted by Facilities Management so they, in conjunction with list serv, can assist in communicating problems to building occupants.Building reps are required to provide a primary and, if possible, a secondary phone number home phone, and/or cell phone number) so that they may be contacted after hours in case of emergencies.

Depending on the building use, a separate building rep may be needed for notifications outside normal building hours, or on holidays and weekend. An example for this separate contact might be a science building, which houses ongoing experiments, or equipment that could potentially require immediate attention in the event of a utility failure. Facilities Management is open to discussing that scenario with current building reps on a case by case basis.

Building Representative Criteria

Persons who wish to be a Building Representative must fit the following criteria:

  1. Must be a full time WIU employee. Temporary employees, adjunct professors, and students are not eligible to be building representatives.
  2. Must spend more than 50% of their work-day in the building they are representing unless they are representing a residence hall, seasonal building or a building primarily used as storage. Note: in the case of a seasonal or storage building, the building representative shall be employed by the department utilizing the majority of that building.
  3. Must be willing to communicate with the building occupants and Facilities Management when problems occur.
Building Representatives
Building Primary Secondary
Alumni House Carrie Van Vleet Amy Spelman
Art Gallery Tyler Hennings Billy Clow
Beu Health Center Heather Marshall Walt McGath
Brophy Hall Randy Hyllegard Renee Polubinsky
Browne Hall Dan Schmidt Billy Clow
COFAC Recital Hall Joan Herbert Jeffrey Brown
Currens Hall Kishor Kapale Sam Thompson
DPS Building Heather Hotz Trent Sullivan
Farm Buildings Paul Blome Andy Baker
Garage Brian Beck Andy Daniels
Garwood Hall Kat Myers Tim Waldrop
Golf Course Spencer Conlin Lia Lukkarinen
Greenhouse Richard Musser Adrea Craft
Heating Plant Paul Perchalski Justin Griffith
Heating Plant Annex Kat Myers Ian Shelly
Horn Field Campus Mindy Pheiffer Michael Lukkarinen
Horrabin Hall Katrina Daytner Lisa Turke
Kibbe Life Science Station Rich Musser Sean Jenkins
Knoblauch Hall Rafael Obregon Andy Baker
Library Lisa Rutledge Greg Phelps
Memorial Hall Pete Jorgensen Samantha Klingler
Morgan Hall Keith Boeckelman Gail Ault
Mowbray Hall Curtis Bilbrey Derek Watts
Multicultural Center Katy Valentin Justin Schuch
Physical Plant Andy Daniels Ted Renner
Physical Plant East Andy Daniels Ted Renner
Residence Halls Renee Hughes Bridget McCormick
Sallee Hall Will Buss Kevin Nichols
Seal Hall Renee Hughes Bridget McCormick
Sherman Hall Mary Kay Flesner Athena Brooks
Simpkins Hall Marjorie Allison Keith Boeckelman
Stipes Hall Debbie Carithers Tara Feld
Student Development Success Center Samantha Klingler  
Student Recreation Center Brian Thomas Alan Arvin
Tillman Hall Justin Griffith  
University Services Building Stephanie Foulk Mark Garrett
University Technology (uTech) Robert Emmert Tim Rericha
University Union Ashley Katz Joe Roselieb
University Village Renee Hughes Joe Roselieb
Waggoner Hall Richard Musser David Lane
Westbrook Residence Renee Hughes Bridget McCormick
Western Hall Kyle Steinacher Paul Bubb
WIU-Quad Cities Donald Swearinger Penny Wickert
Wright Residence Angie Louden Ron Pettigrew