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K-State Today

June 4, 2021

Heptig to retire from Facilities after 33 years

Submitted by Heather Mills

After more than 33 years of service, Ed Heptig, will retire from Kansas State University on June 11. During his time with the university, Heptig has served in many capacities. Beginning as an HVAC tech for the Department of Facilities in 1988, he then went on to be promoted to the manager of the Mechanical Shop. Heptig later served as a project liaison/project manager and the director of maintenance for Facilities.

Heptig has worked on and led a variety of projects. Some of the more memorable projects were the 2008 Tornado Recovery Project, which involved repairs to almost every building on campus and the 2006 Hale Library addition and remodel. Heptig was also actively involved in several professional organizations and in 2015 was elected president for the central region of the Association of Physical Plant Administrators, the association for facilities professionals in higher education. This association strives to provide leadership in the management of educational facilities and serves as a medium for members to collaborate, discuss, learn and create a better vision for elevating and transforming institutions into more inviting and supportive learning environments.

In retirement, Heptig plans to spend time with his family and creating wonderful memories with his grandchildren. Please join us in wishing him well in his retirement by signing an online card or email him at baml@k-state.edu.