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Facility Operations

Here at Detroit Mercy Facility Operations, we understand the role current facilities can have on each student’s experience on campus.  This has led to the development of a Facility Operations team that continuously puts pressure on itself to reach a new level of improvement, in all of its facilities and grounds. Improvements range from highly visible site improvements and classroom renovations to, maybe not so exciting, but extremely critical infrastructure improvements to ensure efficiency. This dedicated team constantly challenges itself to identify critical areas to be addressed resulting in continuous improvements of the highest priority to the University’s properties and services. With every opportunity, our goal is to always provide and maintain a better living and working environment for Detroit Mercy students and employees alike.

Dave Vandelinder, the director for Facility Operations & Construction Managment, wants to ensure our team meets this criteria and asks that you call him at 313-993-1240 if you feel our department has not responded adequately to your needs. Feedback is always welcome.

Please browse our site to see all of the areas on campus we serve and check out a few of our exciting projects below!

Mission

Facility Operations is dedicated to providing University of Detroit Mercy with an environment that will nurture the educational process. Through cost-saving initiatives, environmental preservation programs, and energy conservation strategies, our team continually strives for quality, integrity and professionalism in the services we provide the University. Facility Operations believes that through teamwork, education, and a renewed sense of commitment, this department can attain its goal of continuous improvement to the University's buildings, grounds, mail services, and management of the Student Fitness Center.

Vision

Facility Operations' Vision is to be renowned as a forward-thinking support unit to the physical development and growth of University of Detroit Mercy into a leading higher education institution. We are committed to serving students, faculty, staff, alumni and visitors by delivering quality services; by preserving the University environment; and by providing safe, functional and well-maintained buildings. Through careful allocation of resources and conscientious attention to the ever-changing needs of the University, we strive to create inviting campuses where people learn, live, work, and visit.

Facility Operations Team!

Director: David Vandelinder
Business Manager: Gay Vivier
Business Operations Coordinator: Nicole Coleman
Facility Maintenance Supervisor: Bernie Olsen
Auxiliary Facility Serv. Supervisor: Sandra Twymon-Orr
Environmental Coordinator: Amy Sopko
Construction Supervisor: Rodney Warren
Construction Foreman: Jennifer Camp
Contact Us:       P: 313.993.1240     F: 313.993.1175
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