A Message from Shawn Connolly
Vice President for University Facilities
Building on a distinguished 100+ year history, Montclair State University is proud to be a leading institution of higher education in New Jersey. Boasting a diverse culture, the University’s six colleges and schools serve over 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students in more than 300 doctoral, master’s, and baccalaureate level programs. We are continually working to improve our campus and the services provided to our students, staff and visitors to the University. Check back often to see our latest news and developments.
We Are University Facilities
Office of the Vice President
The Office of the Vice President is responsible for the overall strategic direction, operation and administration of the units which compromise the Division of University Facilities. The Vice President provides final approval and/or sign-off on fiscal and personnel actions. Within this office, the Director of Facilities Financial Management provides general oversight of all division budget and fiscal activities, processes all procurement, and assists AVP’s, managers, and supervisors with budget, fiscal, procurement, and contract management.
The Director of Energy Management works collaboratively with department administrators and maintenance supervisors in order to advance the overall operation of the Division, with specific responsibility for evaluating current energy usage and developing and implementing cost-effective plans to reduce energy consumption campus-wide.
The Director of Facilities Human Resources oversees the management and administration of programs, policies and procedures related to recruitment, compensation, classification, employee benefits, labor relations, and all employment processes administered by the Division of Human Resources.
The Vice President is further assisted by the Director of Facilities Strategic Operations with development of division business processes, organizational management, and the completion of special projects, and the Associate Director of Facilities Learning and Development with initiatives and functions related to employee training and professional development and maintaining compliance with all applicable job-related regulatory requirements.
Capital Planning and Project Management
The Department of Capital Planning and Project Management consists of licensed professionals in the fields of architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, interior design, and physical planning. It is responsible for the development of the Montclair State University Capital Master Plan, capital project planning and space management for all 252 acres, 69 buildings and approximately 4.4 million gross square feet. Capital Planning & Project Management provides professional and technical consulting and project management services to the University community as it relates to the initiation and design of capital construction and facility renewal initiatives.
Environmental Health and Safety
The Office of Environmental Health and Safety develops, establishes and administers the University’s policies and procedures for environmental management and occupational safety and health practices; ensuring the University’s compliance with all federal, state and local laws, regulatory guidelines and industry standards. This office provides technical support, information, training programs, consulting services, and the periodic auditing of campus environmental, safety and health practices.
Facilities Logistic Support
The following units comprise the Department of Facilities Logistic Support: Fleet Services, Shuttle Services, Parking Services, and Facilities Information Technology, which oversees Access Control. These units are responsible for providing and managing the infrastructure with which University Facilities and the campus may operate efficiently.
Facilities Maintenance and Engineering
The Department of Facilities Maintenance and Engineering is responsible for the Facilities Customer Service Center and the maintenance and repair trades. This department manages maintenance work requests, emergency off-hours response, preventive and routine maintenance, and the maintenance and repair of the HVAC and building automation systems serving campus customers.
The Department of Facilities Services manages the University’s Grounds & Landscaping, Housekeeping, Postal Services, and Move & Waste Management operations. This group is responsible for cleaning, waste removal, recycling, room set-ups, residential, administrative, and academic moving, pest management, field maintenance, snow removal and outdoor maintenance.
The Office of Fire Safety is responsible for all aspects of life safety throughout the University. This includes fire and life safety inspections of campus buildings to ensure compliance with fire and safety codes, as well as reviewing plans for construction and renovation projects. Preventive activities include fire prevention training for University students and personnel, conducting fire and evacuation drills, testing of fire detection and protection equipment, providing educational programs, evaluating materials and establishing guidelines for fire-safe materials.