By Larry McGee, Director of Administration and Finance, Division of Facilities
Congratulations to Jim Chacon on his retirement from the Division of Facilities on March 31st, 2016. Jim Chacon joined the Division of Facilities in 1989 after a distinguished career in the United States Army and a short tour with Food for Less. His Bachelor of Arts Degree from Eastern Washington University in 1970 established his foundation for future success. He was the anchor in our employee services department for over 22 years.
We here at the Division of Facilities have been indeed fortunate to have had the privilege of sharing Jim Chacon’s expertise, work ethic and commitment.
As you may recall he achieved countless goals and accolades – which included Jim having been selected and recognized as the Kansas State University Employee of the Year in 2003. Jim Chacon left a remarkable legacy behind and one which will remain with the organization for years to come. He left the Division of Facilities a better place than when he found it, and that in itself, will remain a lasting tribute to his professionalism. We will miss him as a colleague, a consummate professional, a confidant, a friend, a wise counselor, a shoulder to lean on, a visionary, a leader, and indeed a gentleman of note.
Congratulations to Roger Hinkle on his retirement from the Division of Facilities, Power Plant and Utilities Operations effective March 31st 2016. Mr. Hinkle is retiring as a Building Systems Technician after almost 14 years of service working for the State of Kansas.
Roger’s experience includes 6 years in the Facilities Zone Preventative Maintenance shop, where he was responsible for routine maintenance in his assigned buildings and 4 years at the Biosecurity Research Institute. His self-confidence, knowledge, and abilities made him a valuable asset in the operations at the Power Plant. His exemplary service is a great credit upon himself, the Division of Facilities, and to Kansas State University