Kansas State University


Division of Facilities News

Category: October 2016


By Loleta Sump, Director of Customer Service

The 2016 All-University Campaign began on September 12, 2016 and runs through November 18, 2016.   Here is some trivia about the campaign:

  • Any gift of any size counts…even $1.00.
  • Make a gift between September 12 and November 18 and your name will be entered in the prize drawings.
  • Did you know that the following also count toward participation in the campaign?
    • Purchasing a K-State Proud t-shirt
    • Being a member of the Alumni Association, a Friend of the Libraries, Beach Art Museum, McCain or Konza Prairie
  • Give to an area of K-State that you care the most about…thousands of funds to choose from. Here are a few that might strike a chord with Facilities employees:
    • Facilities
      Campus Beautification Fund C19100
      Center for Child Development Learning Environment C28708
      Division of Facilities Development Fund C22483
      Geosciences Building Fund F26376
      Hoeflin Stone House J27285
    • Faculty and staff
      Black Faculty and Staff Alliance C03350
      Classified Employee Opportunity Fund  C21151
      K-State Wellness Program – Live Your Best C29421
      University Support Staff Fund C21151
  • Any gift that you make throughout the year—not just during the actual campaign—counts as participation.


A generous donor has offered Facilities four K-State football tickets to the K-State vs KU game on November 26, 2016…complete with a parking pass.  Anyone who donates to the campaign will have their name entered into a drawing for the tickets.




I have been a faculty member for 36 years and an administrator for 31 years in the College of Architecture, Planning and Design.  During my time at the university, I have worked with different crews and supervisors who were responsible for taking care of Seaton Hall.  As you can imagine, given recognition_greatjob_870x330the nature of studio-based education, Seaton Hall is not an easy building to clean and maintain.  The additional factor of 24-hour access means there is no time when the building is not occupied and truly “clean” if only for a few hours.  From my perspective, Seaton has to be among the more challenging buildings to clean and maintain on campus.

My purpose in writing is to commend Gerry and his crew for the excellent job they do communicating with administrators, faculty, staff and students and for doing excellent work!  Further, we all appreciate their understanding of the work our students must do to achieve excellence (that the work, more often than not, creates a mess) and their sense of humor and calmness.  The other characteristic, which closely parallels a characteristic that we are building in our students, is their collective willingness to go beyond the minimum expectations.  I am continually impressed with what the crew is able to accomplish with tight turnaround times and not a lot of people.

Please convey my appreciation for all that the Seaton Hall Crew does to help us meet our academic mission.


Lynn M. Ewanow, Associate Professor and Associate Dean, The College of Architecture, Planning & Design 

DON’T FORGET: Open Enrollment!

By Cindy McNulty, Human Resource Professional I

October is open enrollment month. Employees have until October 31st, 2016 to make their choices regarding health insurance. Please do not wait until the last minute! The system will get more and more bogged down as the month progresses. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need assistance (785-532-1717).

To make your insurance choices:

  1. Log onto your self-service (https://hris.k-state.edu/psp/hris/?cmd=login)
  2. Benefits
  3. Health insurance enrollment
  4. Look at tabs on top of page, go to enrollments & events
  5. Click on Launch Enrollment blue box
  6. Answer the questions, etc. follow through to the end and print after saving


After a long day working in the tunnels, Chris Falley and Larry Gliniecki Sr. enjoyed a visit from Willie to brighten their day!


George LeRoux, Building System Technician for the Division of Facilities, rescued a falcon taking refuge in the basement of the Power Plant. With the help of Chris Falley, Mr. LeRoux took the falcon to Vet Med for treatment. 


“Anyone who knows George knows that he did what any environmentalist would do. George takes his role as an animal caregiver very seriously”

 –Roger Hageman, Electronic Control Center Supervisor



Nikeacia Green was hired as a Custodial Specialist. She is working for Stephanie Brecheisen.

Nikeacia Green

Vanessa Saucedo was hired as a Custodial Specialist. She is working for Patrick Lancaster.

Vanessa Saucedo

Edward Milon was hired as a Custodial Specialist. He is working for Beverly Price.

Edward Milon

Travis Berry was hired as a Custodial Specialist. He is working for Beverly Price.

Travis Berry

Jeremy Bohanon was hired as a Custodial Specialist. He is working for Steve Greinke.

Jeremy Bohanon

Victoria Slack was hired as a Custodial Specialist. She is working for Araminta Washington.

Victoria Slack

Scott Patton was hired as a Utility Worker for Grounds. He is working for Joe Myers.

Scott Patton

Doron Strode was hired as a Custodial Specialist. He is working for Rodney Hodges.


Corey King was hired as a Custodial Specialist. He is working for Mike Stoddard.


Tanner Johnson was hired as an Electronic Technician. He is working for Tim Brunner.


David Bollman was hired as a Custodial Specialist. He is working for Rodney Hodges.