physical plant

About Us

The Physical Plant department's primary responsibility is to service general fund buildings and properties. It is comprised of five major service groups: Administration, Custodial, Electrical, Grounds and Maintenance. These groups are responsible for the stewardship of physical assests which include 1,801,160 gross square feet (gsf) of buildings and 544.46 acres of grounds on the UCCS Campus.

Rob Dougherty

Rob Dougherty

Rob Dougherty is the Physical Plant Director. His primary duties include formulating and managing department budgets, establishing and promoting operational strategies and general supervision of the department staff.

Contact Information: (719) 255-3352
rdougher@uccs.edu

       Jeff Reed

Jeff Reed

Jeff Reed is the Physical Plant Associate Director. His primary duties and responsibilities include supervising HVAC, plumbing, maintenance, and the electrical operations teams.

Contact Information: (719) 255-3547
jreed5@uccs.edu

Jim Muniz

Jim Muniz

Jim Muniz is the Physical Plant / Support Services Manager. His primary duties and responsibilities include supervising custodial and surplus operations, directing procurement services.

Contact Information: (719) 255-3714
jmuniz@uccs.edu

Deanna Ely

Deanna Ely

Deanna Ely is the Operations Support. Her primary responsibilities are administrative support of the physical plant personnel including budget, time keeping and other departmental accounting functions.

Contact Information: (719) 255-3313
dely@uccs.edu

     Kristy Hignite

Kristy Hignite

Kristy Hignite is the Administrative Assistant. Her primary responsibilities are administrative support of the physical plant personnel including assisting with work orders, utilities payments and other departmental functions.

Contact Information: (719) 255-3090
khignite@uccs.edu

Pest Management

Surplus Property

Campus Statistics (Facts about campus acreage, buildings name and numbers, square footage, assignable square footage, numbers of classrooms and labs)

UCCS Stormwater Program: UCCS campus measures to address storm water run off in compliance with the Colorado Discharge Permit System or CDPS. UCCS Campus map available online.

  To request a stormwater utility map contact: Jimmy Muniz
  To report an illicit discharge to the stormwater system or other stormwater concerns contact Jimmy Muniz at extension 3714.

Administration: If you have questions about the Work Request process, please call the UCCS Facilities Department at extension 3313 (contact Kristy Hignite regarding yearly training sessions).

Fire Mitigation: Because natural landscaped areas are among the driest on campus, fire danger is an immediate concern. UCCS has cooperated with the city of Colorado Springs to mitigate fire danger by having the bluffs behind Alpine Village and the bluffs behind Campus Services Building under go fuel reduction while maintaining an attractive natural appearance. This makes it more difficult for fire to spread as the fuel is greatly reduced in these areas. For more information on the cities urban wildfire program, please visit the city website, Fire Wise.