Facilities Operations & Maintenance

Facilities Operations & Maintenance is responsible for the basic operation and managed care of the physical facilities of the University. Our intention towards comprehensive stewardship allows our historically and award winning hundred-plus year-old mansions to be enjoyed alongside modern and architecturally award-winning academic buildings.

Philadelphia University is proud to have be a reigning recipient of the APPA Award for Excellence. This is the highest award for educational facilities management, and once awarded remains current for five years. The University received this award in 2009 and again in 2014.

In 2013 Philadelphia University received APPA's Award for Sustainability which validated the University's collective commitment to this important part of our mission.

A long time Green Power partner of the EPA, Philadelphia University was awarded Leadership Club distinction and the EPA's Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Championship as the largest user of green power in the conference.  Maintained excellence, sustainability and ongoing improvement are all attributes the department strives to attain every day.

From the lights, furniture, and equipment in the offices and classrooms, to the floors in the building, energy management, sustainability, event and activity support, new construction and renovations, and the beautiful landscape of our campus; the Physical Plant team of professionals works behind the scenes and around the clock to get the job done!

Please venture though our department web-site. It is intended to be customer friendly and allow you to get to know us, as well as enable you to have direct access to the information and services that you require.  Please pay special attention to our new features for Fall 2015 which include links to the University's comprehensive sustainability website and also details of our new phone app for work order entry!  For more info on the mobile app Click Here.

J. Thomas Becker, PE, EFP, CEFP
Associate Vice President for Operations