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Facilities Services ensures all buildings and grounds on the beautiful University of Nevada, Reno campus are comfortable, safe, clean, accessible, and maintained to last from 1874 to 2074 (and beyond). We handle everything from parking, building design, construction, and safety – to cleaning, repairs, utility services, landscaping and more.

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Our 200+ facilities professionals are organized into four service units: Business Services, Facilities Maintenance Services, and Parking & Transportation Services, and Planning & Construction.

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With its lush grass and shady trees, the University of Nevada, Reno’s Quadrangle is the crown jewel of south campus. Not only does it provide students with a space to study, enjoy lunch and play frisbee, but it is also home to the University’s historic spring graduation ceremony each year. The process of turning the Quad into a healthy, brilliant green space for commencement starts early in the year and continues through the summer....

Grassy and tree-lined quadrangle on the south side of the University of Nevada, Reno

As the spring semester draws to a close, excitement fills the air, summer plans are being made, senior pictures are being taken around campus and roughly 3,000 students will begin the next chapter in their lives. For most students, this is a time of reflection on what the past four years meant. For others, it is a time of celebration as a lifelong goal is being achieved. Families will travel from far around; some to watch the first member of their family graduate from college...

Becky Yazzie, Oscar Martinez, and Richard Favre working on a campus light pole

There are 47 gender-inclusive restrooms currently available to staff and students on the main campus in a variety of locations. The passing of this bill [Assembly Bill 280] will require conversion of an additional 28 single-user public restrooms from gendered to gender-inclusive. Facilities Services staff is working hard to purchase and install new signs, as well as sanitary napkin dispensers and locking mechanisms where applicable. This effort will make available a grand total of 72 publicly accessible gender-inclusive restrooms for the comfort of our community members. Facilities Services is going a step further in this initiative...

Restroom in William Pennington Engineering Building

Troy Morris is the Employee Veteran of the Month for the State of Nevada for March 2022. Morris is a Facilities supervisor at the University of Nevada, Reno and has been working in the department for the past seven years. On active duty from 1984 to 1988 in the United States Marine Corps, Morris’ training made him a perfect fit for the University. Today, he is a valued member of the Wolf Pack community and has a hand in nearly every event that takes place on campus.

Troy Morris meeting with President Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan

Employee spotlights

Congratulations to Deborah Alexander, Employee of the Quarter!

3rd Quarter 2022

Headshot of Michele JohnsonDeborah Alexander, Custodial Worker 1, was nominated by Teresa Renteria for the Facilities Services Employee of the 3rd Quarter. Deborah has worked in Custodial Services for over 18 years. She always keeps an open mind and a willingness to serve university staff, faculty and students. She is always willing to share her knowledge, has served on committees, and volunteers to cover for colleagues at special events. During the first football game of the season, Deborah noticed a woman in the restroom in distress. Due to the high temperatures, university guests have experienced heat stroke and discomfort. Deborah found a shaded area for her and got her some water. After a few minutes, the lady began to feel better and thanked Deborah for taking time away from her work to ensure her well-being. Deborah's commitment and hard work did not go unnoticed, and her representation of the university makes her a valuable asset. Congratulations, Deborah!

Staff Employees' Council (SEC) Employees of the Month

Kyle Dazey

November 2022

Travis Christiansen

Kyle Dazey, Construction Project Coordinator 2, has made far-reaching impacts on the department and university. He revamped the mapping program to overhaul campus sign standards to elevate the quality of university construction drawings. Kyle provided graphic support to the Design Services Team by creating a beautiful elevation drawing and realistic model for review by the University administration of the new 9th and Virginia monument for program manager John Walsh. Kyle also works closely with Facilities Maintenance Services trades, project managers, and Parking Services and serves on multiple committees and taskforce projects. Kyle effortlessly balances extra projects with his myriad mapping, drafting, building auditing, and construction management responsibilities. Kyle is a highly valued member of our team, which is reflected in his great attitude, friendly demeanor, eye for detail, responsiveness, and incomparable problem-solving abilities. Congratulations, Kyle!

Ron Novakovich

September 2022

Ron Novakovich

Ron Novakovich, HVACR Specialist 1, joined Facilities Maintenance Services in April 2019. He has decades of HVACR and facilities maintenance experience in various commercial, residential, and military settings. Ron was an integral member in completing repairs for high-impact projects. He is a reliable volunteer willing to assist when equipment needs resetting unexpectedly due to power disruptions or equipment failures that occur late in the day. He also supports football games on the weekends. Ron’s knowledge base, strong work ethic, adaptability, professionalism, and problem-solving capabilities make him a valued member of the HVACR Team and an asset to the department and University. Congratulations, Ron!

Lew Thompson

March 2022

Lew Thompson

Lew Thompson, Plumber 1, joined the Plumbing Shop and immediately contributed to the team. He researched all the water heaters on campus to establish a preventative maintenance program discovering new water heaters in buildings unknown to the shop. This specific work led to fixing the hot water heater in Mackay Mines after 13 years! Lew is a dependable, organized, great team player, and positivity impacts our campus. Congratulations, Lew!

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