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Facilities and Plant Operations

Facilities and Plant Operations


To maintain and operate a suitable environment in which the pursuits of learning, research, and community outreach can take place.

General Information

Business Hours

7:45 am - 4:30 pm 


Phone: (337) 475-5887
Fax: (337) 475-5347
Email Facilities


Box 90460
4406 Common Street
Lake Charles, LA 70609

Warehouse Address
4406 Common Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Units within Facilities & Plant Operations

Facilities Planning Office

Facilities 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 Facilities Planning Office also prepares the annual Capital Outlay Request; design, issue, administer, and inspect all Capital Improvement projects; and maintain space utilization data for the occupied facilities.

Physical Plant Office

The 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) 475-5891

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 Waste Office

The Safety and Hazardous Waste office is located inside facilities.
Phone: (337) 475-5270


The 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 Services

GCA Services is a contracted custodial service that is responsible for keeping building interiors clean, hygienic, and tidy. In addition, they also setup tables and chairs for events and assist in moving furniture and equipment.
Phone: (337) 475-5012
Fax: (337) 475-5889