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Facilities and Services

Our Mission

The employees of Facilities and Services are proud to serve the SDSU campus community in support of the teaching, learning, discovery and innovation missions of the University. A common theme to our work is one of stewardship – we strive to find solutions and alternatives that provide the best sustainable outcomes through exceptional results and advice. We know that the campus activities and programs are diverse and can be unique so we welcome the opportunity to discuss supportive services for your specific request based on your special program or needs. With a focus on continuous improvement we use industry standards and best business practices as our goal. We evaluate our performance and effectiveness based on customer input and comparisons to peer institutions. Our facilities management standard is developed through the Association of Physical Plant Administrators (APPA), the leading professional organization in our field. We look forward to partnering with you to make SDSU a flagship institution for higher education and research.                

Thank you,         

Barry Mielke, PE
Associate Vice President
SDSU Facilities and Services

The department of Facilities and Services provides three service types; baseline services, above baseline fee services and major project management and delivery services. Each type of service is unique with different offerings and funding structures. In order for Facilities and Services to effectively manage resources, new services must be planned and communicated in advance. This will allow Facilities and Services to position their staff correctly in terms of number of available hours and skill sets. 

The university and Board of Regents have developed several policies and standards to serve as a guide for the design and use of our campus. Facilities and Services manages policies and standards that impact our physical environment. We also use nationally recognized facility standards to develop our planned preventative maintenance and baseline service models to be better stewards of our built environment.  

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Alice Nordbye

Nordbye named September’s Civil Service Employee of the Month

Alice Nordbye, a lead facility worker for Facilities and Services, has been named South Dakota State University’s Civil Service Employee of the Month for September.

SDSU maintains STARS Silver Rating for sustainability

South Dakota State University has maintained its STARS Silver Rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, in recognition of its sustainability achievements.

Frank named August’s Civil Service Employee of the Month

Alicia Frank, a lead facility worker for Facilities and Services, has been named South Dakota State University’s Civil Service Employee of the Month for August.