Barbara Beagles has been named the director of Facilities Operations and Maintenance (FOM) for Boise State as of January 2016 after spending nine months as an interim for the position. She is responsible for all grounds, custodial, and building maintenance to include, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and general overall functionality of campus.
Beagles moved to FOM after serving as the director of Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHSS) for three years and EHSS manager for two years.
Beagles has more than 20 years experience in the field of environmental health, safety, and sustainability. Prior to Boise State she served as the manager of the Environmental Health and Safety department at Weyerhaeuser. She has also served in EHS roles for Idaho-based Micron Display and Ash Grove Cement Company.
Beagles holds bachelor’s degrees in biology and secondary education and a master’s degree in educational leadership.
Suzy Arnette has also moved from an interim role to become the director of Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHSS). She is responsible for occupational and lab safety compliance, monitoring and complying with environmental quality regulations, managing hazardous waste disposal, developing emergency preparedness and response procedures, and conducting workplace ergonomic, safety and indoor air quality assessments and training. She joined Boise State as the lab safety and design manager in 2012.
Prior to Boise State, Arnette spent six years at the University of Virginia holding the positions of assistant director/chemical safety officer and environmental compliance technician. Her work at both Boise State and UVA has included the implementation of chemical and laboratory safety programs for researchers and chemical users, development and delivery of chemical training for laboratories, housing and facilities, and completion of lab safety audits.
Arnette holds a Ph.D. in combinatorial chemistry from the University of Virginia and a bachelor of science in chemistry from Berry College.