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Plant Operations

Plant Operations is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the physical facilities of the university. This includes building and systems maintenance, campus moves, mail services, shipping and receiving, facility key control, recycling, and health/safety of the campus environment. The director of Plant Operations also oversees the university’s third-party vendor SSC, which provides custodial services, groundskeeping, and landscape maintenance.

The attractiveness of the campus property and grounds is important to faculty, staff, students, and the community. If you see an area in need of attention, such as a plumbing problem, custodial issue, safety issue, or other concern, please call Plant Operations at 479-788-7171. Do not attempt to make repairs yourself. 

To request routine services, such as cleaning, moving, renovation, painting, paper delivery, and any other custodial, maintenance, shipping/receiving, or grounds service, please contact the appropriate department. Faculty and staff should complete the request form available on ServiceNOW.


Contact Information

Robert Airo 
Director of Plant Operations

Rick Bynum
Associate Director of Facilities Maintenance

Carl Hepler
Shipping and Receiving

Danny Kirk
Shipping and Receiving

Audrianna Morgan
SSC Custodial Director

Sean Robinson
SSC Grounds Director

Courtney Cox, SSH
Health and Safety Coordinator

Plant Operations Front Desk