MissionTo maintain and operate a suitable environment in which the pursuits of learning, research, and community outreach can take place.
Business Hours7:45 am - 4:30 pm during regular semesters
7:30 am - 4:15 pm during summer sessions
(Closed for Lunch from 12 noon to 12:45 pm daily)
ContactPhone: (337) 475-5887
Fax: (337) 475-5347
4406 Common Street
Lake Charles, LA 70609
4406 Common Street
Lake Charles, LA 70607
Units within Facilities and Plant Management
Facilities & Plant OperationsFacilities and Plant Operations is a division under the Vice President for Business Affairs. Its primary mission is to handle all aspects of the facilities, infrastructure, and the day-to-day operations that keep the University in working order.
Administratively, the Director of Facilities and Plant Operations manages three other department heads: the Director of Physical Plant, the Director of Custodial Services, and the Superintendent of Grounds. In addition, the Director and his staff also prepare the annual Capital Outlay Request; design, issue, administer, and inspect all Capital Improvement projects; maintain space utilization data on the occupied facilities.
Physical PlantThe Physical Plant department's principle service is maintenance for all facilities. Various crafts are on duty during regular working hours year-round. The maintenance staff is made up of carpenters, painters, plumbers, electricians, air conditioning mechanics, automotive mechanics, locksmith, filter crew, and light bulb crew, and is housed in the Facilities Planning and Management Complex.
Phone: (337) 475-5890
The Warehouse, where all parcels are received for the University, is also included in the Physical Plant. Deliveries to campus departments are generally made the next morning by warehouse staff unless the warehouse has been instructed to hold the parcel.
Warehouse Phone: (337) 475-5882
Safety & Hazardous WasteThe Safety and Hazardous Waste office is located inside facilities.
Phone: (337) 475-5270
GroundsThe Grounds crew, headed by Wilbert Kelley, is responsible for keeping the general appearance of the campus grounds green, pretty, tidy and clean.
Phone: (337) 475-5887
Custodial ServicesThe custodians are responsible for keeping the building interiors clean, hygienic, and tidy. In addition, the custodians also setup tables and chairs for events in assembly venues throughout the campus. Requests are made for special setups at 475-5013 at least two weeks in advance.
Phone: (337) 475-5012
Fax: (337) 475-5889