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, Outdoor Services and Maintenance. These groups are responsible for the stewardship of physical assists which include 1,801,160 gross square feet (gsf) of buildings and 544.46 acres of grounds on the UCCS Campus.
Rob Dougherty is the Physical Plant Executive 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
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
Kristy Hignite is the Program Assistant. Her primary responsibilities are administrative support of the physical plant personnel including HR and payroll duties, purchase order support for the different crews, procurement reconciliations and other departmental functions.
Contact Information: (719) 255-3179
Mikayla Brown 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.
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.
Administration: If you have questions about the Work Request process, please call the UCCS Facilities Department at extension 3313 (contact Mikayla Brown 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.