Boise State’s Campus Operations Division has formed a new department, Campus Operations Financial Services, in order to centralize financial efforts across the division. The centralization of these efforts will provide accurate, timely, relevant and holistic financial information that will enable strategic decisions to further the university’s mission and best serve the students.
All business managers and accounting staff within the division have physically relocated to begin working together as this new department, lead by Brenda Robinson. The team is housed in the Student Union Building on the second floor alongside Campus Services staff. Individuals in the Financial Services department include:
- Brenda Robinson – Director, Business Operations
- Ami O’Gorman – Business Manager, Public Safety
- Nan Selland – Business Manager, Campus Planning and Facilities
- Sherry Zeng – Senior Accountant, Chief Operating Office
- Gary Matta – Accountant, Chief Operating Office
- Dianna Slade – Financial Technician, Campus Planning and Facilities
- Sharla Davison – Accounts Payable Supervisor, Student Union
- Victoria Wood – Accounts Receivable, Bookstore
- Mila Malevich – Financial Support Technician, Campus Services
- Sean Bischel – Student, Financial Assistant
- Katie Davison – Student, Financial Assistant
- Katie Drake – Student, Financial Assistant
- Jennica Kerner – Student, Financial Assistant
- Kamal Rizal – Student, Financial Assistant
- Ismael Sandoval – Student, Financial Assistant
- Jinjun Su – Student, Financial Assistant
The Campus Operations Division had a strong showing in the 2016 Homecoming Office Decoration Contest with multiple offices participating with creative decorations. In addition, the 2016 Homecoming Parade was an inaugural showing for the Campus Operations Division float. The fun and festivities of the week were exciting and representative of the great team work the division has. Thank you to all who participated!
A new solar charging station located outside the Albertsons Library is now ready for use, adding to the numerous sustainable initiatives at Boise State University. The complimentary station provides 15 receptacles for campus-goers to charge phones, devices and computers via solar power. The station’s concept is the work of Barb Beagles and Trent Reagan and was completed as a Campus Operations’ Employee Design Initiative.
The station includes four, 160-watt solar panels on the roof, batteries for power storage, two digital video screens for promotional messaging, six swing-away seats, and repurposed wood to create table tops at two heights. The wood table tops were originally support beams in the former Applied Technology Building and were recovered before it was demolished. The retrofitting of a former kiosk into the solar charging station has been a cross-campus effort.
The station, which includes 120-volt outlets and USB ports, has solar panels capable of producing 640 watts of electricity. That electricity is stored in the station’s batteries, which provide 390 amp hours to the outlets and users.
The video boards provide opportunity for digital messaging similar to what is used in the Student Union Building. For more information on how to utilize the digital signage promotional services visit sub.boisestate.edu/info-desk/ or visit the SUB Info Desk in person.
The Campus Operations Employee Design Initiative began in 2013 and encourages division employees to submit design concepts that would enhance the Boise State campus. Submissions were narrowed from nine to the winner. Designs were evaluated based on three division goals: empathy for students, attention to detail and the demonstration of imputed quality, while also meeting budget, timeframe and project impact realities.
All faculty, staff, students, alumni and campus visitors are invited to visit and use the solar charging station.
In 2014, Boise State hired the first of many clients represented by Witco Inc., a nonprofit founded to help people with disabilities. Located in Caldwell, WitCo offers many services, including residential housing, children’s programs and community integration for people with disabilities.
One aspect of their integration model is offering vocational services – in other words, assisting clients to find work with regional employers, and providing on-site support as they develop their work and life skills. Boise State University became one of those partners, taking on a single client to assist with the cleaning of tables in the Albertsons Library.
Since 2014, the partnership between the university and WitCo has flourished. Campus Operations’ custodial team now employs eight of WitCo’s clients in a variety of roles.
• Mike Wimmer was the first WitCo member to join Boise State. Wimmer currently works checking restrooms in the engineering buildings alongside his job coach and is very proud to work for Boise State – in fact, his favorite thing to do with his paychecks is buy tickets to Bronco games.
• Jeff Grala works in the Interactive Learning Center, where he stocks restrooms and helps keep the tables in the dining area clean. He is a major sports fan and can tell you about any team in any league.
• Bill Holznagel works in the Norco building three days a week. He also has a part-time job at McDonalds, but he really loves how appreciated he feels for the work he does on campus. When he isn’t working, Holznagel enjoys going on outings with his family as well as his friends at the developmental center.
• Alex Weiss has worked in the Lincoln Garage for one year, where he keeps garage stairs clean and safe. Weiss loves to travel, especially to comic book conventions, and is an expert of Marvel and DC comics.
• David James works each afternoon in Albertsons Library, helping to keep tables clean, especially in the 3rd and 4th floor quiet study areas, so that they’re always comfortable for students. Prior to working for the university, James worked in WitCo’s vocational center, but he is excited to have his first community job.
• Jake Basick-Gillespie works in the Brady Parking Garage. Basick-Gillespie loves to play video games and ride dirt bikes with his family, and eventually he would like to get a job at the campus bike shop; he even went through an apprenticeship at the Boise Bike Project to become a certified bike mechanic.
• Erik Jensen joined the Boise State team in March. He and his coach can be found in the MBEB building, where Jensen is responsible for cleaning windows. He enjoys painting and art in general, as well as movie trivia.
• Mike DeChristofaro joins Boise State this month, working to keep the new Alumni and Friends Center clean. DeChristofaro is new to the Boise area and is excited to work at a place with so many people.
In addition, WitCo recently placed one of their clients with Transportation and Parking Services. To learn more about WitCo and the services they provide, visit the WitCo website.
Mike Sumpter has been named director of campus strategic development for Boise State University. Sumpter’s role will support the university and its mission to build and maintain public-private partnerships with community and regional partners. He will play a key leadership role in the planning, development, implementation and coordination of campus development functions for the university. In addition, he will work closely with university real estate services in assessing campus development opportunities.
No stranger to Boise State, Sumpter has been a member of the campus community in various roles since 2006. Most recently he served as the associate vice president for Campus Planning and Facilities since 2014. Prior to that, he held the title of director of Facilities Operations and Maintenance for three years. He began his career as a Bronco in the Athletics Department, where he served as the associate athletic director for facilities and operations.
During his tenure at Boise State, Sumpter has been responsible for facility operations and maintenance throughout the entire campus. His knowledge of facilities, as well as his ability to work with outside partners, make him an outstanding choice for this position.
Before joining the Boise State community, Sumpter worked in the athletics and event venue facilities and operations industry for both higher education and private industry.
A search to fill the position of associate vice president for Campus Planning and Facilities will begin as soon as possible.
Boise State University’s Central Receiving team is committed to delivering department packages in a timely manner. It is important for customers on campus to be aware of expected delivery date information, as well as proper labeling for efficient deliveries to campus departments. As a reminder, Central Receiving is a state-funded resource and should not be misused to transport personal packages.
Expected Delivery Date
When tracking a package, the date shown as delivered means the package has been received by Central Receiving. This does not mean it will be the date of delivery to individual departments. Following are the guidelines of delivery from Central Receiving to individual departments:
Overnight and cold packages will be delivered same day we receive. (Reminder: Central Receiving only receives packages 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday – Friday, and is closed on all Boise State University holidays/closed dates).
All other packages will be delivered the next business day
Label for Delivery
In order to ensure proper and timely delivery to your department, the following items should be on the label of each package:
Boise State University
1910 University Dr.
Zip code: 83725 – Mail Stop Number
Failure to include each piece of the information above could result in delayed delivery.
Any mail stop updates should be directed to the Office of Information Technology (OIT).
If an office closure is planned, please contact Central Receiving firstname.lastname@example.org with the effected dates including closure dates and date to resume deliveries.
For any questions or concerns, please contact email@example.com.
Twenty-six Campus Operations Division Employees will be honored Monday, October 17 for their outstanding work and years of service to the university. The luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m. in the Student Union Building’s Simplot Ballroom.
All employees are invited to celebrate this year’s honorees. Cost of the luncheon is $10 per person and includes a sandwich of your choice, chips, pickles, salad, cookies and beverages. Registration is required.
A list of Campus Operations honorees is below.
25 Years of Service
Claude Sheffield, Facilities Operations and Maintenance
Orie Shreve, Facilities Operations and Maintenance
20 Years of Service
Chris Bjugstad, Facilities Operations and Maintenance
John Woodbury, Facilities Operations and Maintenance
15 Years of Service
Roy Miller, Facilities Operations and Maintenance
Bryce Rathbun, Facilities Operations and Maintenance
Kevin Satterlee, Chief Operating Office
10 Years of Service
Jose Aguilar, Facilities Operations and Maintenance
Alicia Estey, Institutional Compliance and Ethics
Mark Raya, Facilities Operations and Maintenance
Greg Stanley, Facilities Operations and Maintenance
Michael Sumpter, Campus Planning and Facilities
Sunny Wallace, Chief Operating Office
Five Years of Service
Barb Beagles, Facilities Operations and Maintenance
Frank Harper, Public Safety
Arsino Hoxha, Facilities Operations and Maintenance
Corey Laurence, Bookstore
Rob Littrell, Public Safety
Marvin Lyons, Facilities Operations and Maintenance
Skip McMillan, Facilities Operations and Maintenance
Samuel Patterson, Public Safety
Trent Reagan, Facilities Operations and Maintenance
Kelly Royster, Facilities Operations and Maintenance
Katie Thomas, Chief Operating Office
Kris Van Pelt, Facilities Operations and Maintenance
Jentry Walsh, Event Services
Boise State University’s Dining Services strives to be a sustainable entity that provides its students and patrons with top-notch services. Bob Beers explains one such effort with the use of a food pulper in the Boise River Cafe.