Sections of Facilities Management

Facilities Management Administration

Leader: Tom Satterly / Program Assistant: Karin Rees

Guiding a team of 630 facilities professionals, our administration focuses on the strategic direction and operations by supporting each service area with the Facilities Management mission and values that align with CSU goals.

Campus Planning

Leader: Kristi Buffington

Our group provides comprehensive operational and physical planning for the University’s 2,300-acre campus. We focus on facilitation of the planning process, including master planning efforts; landscape architecture design and consultation; creation of environmental graphics and signage; regular public interface and outreach; and communications. We provide professional geographic information service, drafting, design, analysis, and space allocation for the University, and the maintenance and analysis of its physical assets.


Capital Planning and Design

Leader: Mike Rush

Works with our campus partners to administer the statutory requirements of the State of Colorado’s State Architect in capital design and construction procurement, contracting, and building code compliance process.

Computer Services

Leader: Michael Dobbins

Provides service and support for the Facilities Management team, related to computer and information technology needs.

Engineering and Capital Construction

Interim Leader: Megan Gaston

Comprised of Electrical and Mechanical Systems Design, Maintenance Engineering, Energy, Environmental Regulatory Compliance, and delivery of capital construction projects. Our contributions aide CSU’s Climate Action Plan to conserve electricity, gas, water, chilled water, and steam for existing and new facilities. The team is responsible for campus-wide compliance for water, air emissions, stormwater pollution prevention, and floodplain management.

Accounting & Finance

Leader: Stephanie Swanson

Provides oversight of the departmental budget and construction-related accounting to assist with development of best practices which enable effective, accurate management of the financial policies and processes.


Human Resources

Leader: Michelle Tate

Facilitates a supportive work environment and an engaged workforce by providing training, consultation, and services in the following areas: safety, payroll, staffing, organizational development, employee relations, compensation, and performance management.


Leader: Sandy Sheahan

Responsible for operating and maintaining buildings, roads, grounds, and utilities for all campus instruction facilities and sites.


Remodel and Construction Services

Leader: Dan Kozlowski

Provides design, engineering, estimating, and construction management services for renovation projects and single trade enhancements. Projects comply with building codes, University Standards, and are completed within budget, specification, and schedule. Construction Services consists of carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, and low voltage experts responsible for a wide variety of space upgrades. Remodel consists of project managers, designers, and engineering support to address larger multi-trade projects.