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Facilities Operations

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The Facilities Operations team supports Virginia Tech’s mission and goals by maintaining buildings, electrical/mechanical systems, and the grounds of the main campus to provide a reliable, efficient, functional, and beautiful setting for the campus community to carry out their education, research, and service.

The team is entrusted with the care and maintenance of the majority of Virginia Tech’s campuses in Blacksburg, Roanoke, and the greater Washington, D.C., metro area and the university’s research and agricultural facilities located throughout the commonwealth.

With over 300 personnel, the team  is responsible for the oversight of facility services in a responsive, efficient, consistent, and courteous manner, providing all campus constituents with quality service and a safe, clean, and aesthetically pleasing environment, while efficiently managing expenses, maximizing service levels, and achieving aspirational standards.

Individual units include:

  • Buildings and Grounds
    • Housekeeping
    • Grounds
    • Electro/Mechanical/HVAC Services
    • Building Trades
    • Key Shop
    • Hokie Stone Quarry
    • Hokie Stone Masonry Crew
  • Renovations

The team is responsible for coordinating university efforts to assure that buildings and grounds constantly express the sense of place and quality that is intrinsic to Virginia Tech and providing effective vision, leadership, and strategic direction for the delivery of non-capital construction (renovation) services


Facilities Operations
Sterrett Facilities Complex
Blacksburg, VA 24061     

Wendy Halsey poses for a portrait outside on campus

Wendy Halsey

assistant vice president for facilities operations