Facilities Services

Division’s new name reflects its broad reach

Facilities Services has a new name: the Division of Infrastructure, Properties and Planning (IPP).

The new name better aligns with IPP’s work, said KyuJung Whang, vice president for IPP: “As the roles and responsibilities of the division have evolved over the years, the name Facilities Services has come to capture only a fraction of what we do.”

Explore career possibilities in facilities services

infographic: Names of facilities jobs.

Because many of its staff are nearing or have reached retirement age, Cornell’s Division of Facilities Services (FS) needs to build a pipeline of applicants to fill a wide range of positions in such areas as painting, plumbing, utilities, custodial services, carpentry, planning, construction, engineering, transportation and grounds.

Engineering launches ‘Think Big, Live Green’ campaign

Abbey Alexiades and Gail Bauman.

Cut out, pay back, smack down, tune in and turn off: It’s time for “Think Big, Live Green,” a major energy and waste reduction campaign launched Sept. 4 by the College of Engineering and the Energy and Sustainability department in Cornell’s Facilities Services.

Throughout the fall and spring semesters, students, faculty and staff will participate in the drive, striving to reduce the college’s environmental footprint. In subsequent years, the Think Big, Live Green campaign will be implemented in all Cornell colleges and units.

Facilities Services recognizes staff achievements

Facilities Services’ staff gather for a meal

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“The Barton Hall Crew” of Bill Babcock, Jim Haner and Mark Waterman have won this year’s Keystone Award – Facilities Services’ highest honor – for their ongoing work in setting up and breaking down the chairs and tables for events, from Commencement and Reunion to countless concerts, receptions, lunches and celebrations.

Facilities Services honors outstanding achievements

Keystone Award, left to right: Joe Lalley, Chris Salay, Don Beal, Carl Hoaglin,

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With some 900 staff, who together have given the university almost 13,000 years of service, the Division of Facilities Services celebrated its employees June 12 in Bartels Hall.


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