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To provide and maintain safe, functional and effective environments for HHD faculty, staff and students in support of their academic, research, service and administration goals.

Critical Functions

  • Coordinate with units to support OPP initiated shutdowns (routine and emergency maintenance)
  • Coordinate unit project and renovation requests with the Office of the Physical Plant (OPP)
  • Approve scheduling and event set-up for locations managed by the College via 25Live
  • Organize and coordinate unit relocations and installations of office furniture/lab equipment
  • Collaborate with the Physical Security Office to maintain compliance with access controls and audits
  • Maintain HHD facilities data in LionSpace (Penn State facilities information system)
  • Fulfill Master Access Coordinator responsibilities for HHD (CCure card swipe access for building/secure locations) and key coordinator duties for units in the Dean’s Office
  • Support unit/college planning and budgeting activities with facilities data and analysis
  • Maintain college property inventory and coordinate inventory reviews with the OPP property management office
  • Provide support to Safety programs including pandemic response and Building Emergency Evacuation Program (BEEP)
  • Manage parking permit program for HHD, parking chair is Kevin Kelliher in HHD 424
  • Pick-up & deliver mail and packages

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the hours of operation for Facilities and where is the team located? icon-olus-circle

The Facilities office is open work days from 8AM to 4:30PM and is located in the HHD building (Skip & Terry are in room 140, the Facilities Representative is in 423 and Kevin is in 424).  Carly is located in room 6 of the Eisenhower Parking Deck.  Campus map showing HHD building.  Please contact us for an introduction or to learn more about Facilities in HHD/Penn State.

How many locations are there in the HHD building portfolio? icon-olus-circle

HHD currently operates from 11 locations on the UP campus and 3 off-campus leased locations (2 in State College and 1 in Altoona) with over 300k square feet of total space.

How are requests for assistance with facilities issues coordinated? icon-olus-circle

Requests should be initiated through the facilities POC for your unit, they can assist with the appropriate entry points.  Unit POCs are listed below.

I noticed something that doesn’t seem right (a continuously running faucet) or a situation that appears potentially dangerous (ice on an untreated sidewalk). Whom should I notify? icon-olus-circle

Please note the basic details of the situation (time, location and concern) and send this information to either your unit facilities POC or any member of the Facilities team via email or phone call.

Where can I find information on the university response to COVID? icon-olus-circle

The University COVID page offers updated information.  Another useful resource for Penn State COVID information is the Environmental Health and Safety page.

What are the current major projects or active plans for HHD? icon-olus-circle

Currently the two largest projects in the HHD portfolio are a renovation of the Research A building to support the relocation of the CSD Clinic from the Ford Building and a planned renovation of the Kinesiology Towers that will deliver spaces for expanding curriculum and additional research. The Penn State Capital Plan 2018-2023 is a valuable resource for broad awareness of projects occurring across the PSU system (there are no HHD projects in that Capital Plan).

HHD Unit Facilities Contacts List




Bio-Behavioral Health (BBH)

Elaina Read

Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD)

Denise Gladd

Health Policy and Administration (HPA)

Frank Gallagher

MHA – Keller (HPA)

Daphne Mark

Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS)

Dawn Nelson

Kinesiology – Recreation Building (Kines)

Mary Waechter

Kinesiology - Noll Lab

Randy McCullough

Nutrition (NUTR)

Julie Brenneman

Recreation, Park and Tourism Management (RPTM)

Deanna Confer

School of Hospitality Management (SHM)

Mandee Davis

Center for Childhood Obesity Research (CCOR)

Becky Perry

Center for Health Care Policy Research (CHCPR)

Tracy Johnson

Center for Healthy Aging (CHA)

Leah Mehm

Prevention Research Center (PRC)

Luann Rhodes

Evidence-based Prevention and Intervention Support Center (EPIS)

Cheryl Stamm

Clinical Research Center (CRC)

Cynthia Flanagan

PA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed)

Christine Brennan

PA Office of Rural Health (PORH)

Laura Zimmerman

Social Science Research Institute (SSRI)

Lidiya Kolonina

Dean's Office

Kevin Kelliher

Personnel List


Last Name
Facilities Representative
Summary Statement

Alison provides direct support to units across the entire College of HHD, covering all aspects of building operations and maintenance. She also serves as the access coordinator for the Dean’s Office and is a main point of contact for daily requests within the college. 

  • Facilities
Director of Operations
  • Facilities
Assistant Dean for Operations
Summary Statement

Oversees the college's Communications & Marketing, Information Systems & Services, and Facilities functions. 

  • Administration
Administrative Support Coordinator
Summary Statement

Kirsten provides support to several offices within the Dean's Office including Facilities, Marketing and Communications, and Information Systems and Services.  Along with those responsibilities, she serves as HHD's Parking Chair.

  • Dean's Office Administrative Staff
EHS Coordinator
  • Facilities
Technical Service
  • Facilities
Technical Service
  • Facilities