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K-State Today

January 29, 2021

K-State kicks off national search for next director of facilities maintenance

Submitted by Division of Facilities

A committee has begun a national search for Kansas State University's next director of facilities maintenance.

The director leads maintenance and renewal activities at K-State, which has 6.4 million gross square feet of campus infrastructure. The role provides continuous leadership to approximately 50 departmental staff, ensuring the staff is trained and equipped for daily duty. The director will  manage the challenges of the built environment and should also take joy in creating and improving the beautification of the infrastructure as a physical component and connecting element of the campus experience.

"This position plays a critical role in overseeing and improving the university's buildings and infrastructure, interfacing with the university community across all colleges, departments, and programs," said Casey Lauer, assistant vice president for the Division of Facilities. "The search committee members represent areas of the university that interact closely with the Division of Facilities and I genuinely look forward to their input and recommendations on candidates as we move through the search process together."

Search committee members:

  • Casey Lauer, assistant vice president of facilities, chair.
  • Mandy Cole, assistant vice president for strategic initiatives, Administrative Support Center.
  • Christopher Culbertson, associate dean/professor, College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office.
  • Oscar Ruiz, associate director, K-State Police Department.
  • Ryan Zecha, program/project manager, Carl R. Ice College of Engineering.

Katie Prososki, talent acquisition strategic partner for Human Capital Services, is serving as the recruiter.

To learn more about this role visit careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/510118/. The search committee will accept applications until March 1.