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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 unit project and renovation requests with the Office of the Physical Plant (OPP)
  • Manage parking permits for HHD
  • Approve scheduling for locations managed by the College via 25Live
  • Coordinate with units to support OPP initiated shutdowns (routine and emergency maintenance)
  • Organize and perform relocations and installation of office furniture and equipment
  • Collaborate with Physical Security to maintain compliance with access controls
  • Maintain HHD facilities data in LionSpace (Penn State facilities information system)
  • Key custodian and master access coordinator (CCure card swipe access for building/secure locations)
  • Maintain Property Inventory
  • Safety Programs includes Building Emergency Evacuation Program (BEEP)
  • Pick-up and deliver mail

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 weekdays from 8AM to 4:30PM and is located in the HHD building (Jim & Skip are in room 140, Ryan is in 341 and Kevin is in 342).  Link to campus map showing HHD building.  Please contact us for an introduction or to learn more about facilities in HHD/Penn State.

Where can I find information on the university and college responses to COVID? icon-olus-circle

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

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

HHD currently operates from 13 locations on the UP campus with 3 off-campus leased locations (2 in State College and 1 in Altoona).

How do I submit a request for assistance with a facilities issue? icon-olus-circle

Requests should be coordinated through the facilities POC for your unit/department.  A list of unit POCs is below.

I noticed something that doesn’t seem right (a continuously running faucet) or 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 issue) and send this information to either your unit facilities POC or any member of the Facilities team via email or phone call.

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

There are no HHD initiatives in the current Penn State Capital Plan 2018-2023 however there are a number of active projects across the college.  The two largest active projects in the HHD portfolio are a Systems Upgrade in the Henderson Building (install an ADA compliant elevator, redesign the restrooms and install mechanical systems upgrades) and a full renovation of the Marriott Foundation Building (formerly the Oak Building) to improve support for academic programs provided by the School of Hospitality Management.

Key Related Resources

Penn State Capital Plan 2018-2023

HHD Unit Facilities Contacts List




Bio-Behavioral Health (BBH)

Jodi Heaton

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)

Priscilla Cetnar

School of Hospitality Management (SHM)

Ashley Medina

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)

Vanessa Dawson

Evidence-based Prevention and Intervention Support Center (EPIS)

Jeanine Emigh

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

Personnel List


Last Name
Director of Operations
  • Facilities
Building Attendant
  • Facilities