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What is Health and Human Development?

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Mission  

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 (Parking Chair is Kevin Kelliher in HHD 424)
  • Approve scheduling and event set-up for locations managed by the College via 25Live
  • Coordinate with units to support OPP initiated shutdowns (routine and emergency maintenance)
  • Organize and coordinate unit relocations and installation of office furniture and lab 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 Program support for HHD including pandemic response and Building Emergency Evacuation Program (BEEP)
  • Pick-up and 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 weekdays from 8AM to 4:30PM and is located in the HHD building (Skip is in room 140, the Facilities Specialist is in 423 and Kevin is in 424).  Link to campus map showing HHD building.  Please contact us for an introduction or to learn more about facilities in HHD/Penn State.

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.  Unit POCs are listed 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.

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 and 3 off-campus leased locations (2 in State College and 1 in Altoona) with approximately 300k square feet of total space.

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

There are no HHD initiatives in the Penn State Capital Plan 2018-2023 however there are a number of active projects across the college.  The largest active projects in the HHD portfolio are renovations of offices/labs in the BBH building (rooms 230, 130 and 003) and the HHD building (room 432). 

Key Related Resources

Penn State Capital Plan 2018-2023

HHD Unit Facilities Contacts List

Unit

POC

EMAIL

Bio-Behavioral Health (BBH)

Jodi Heaton

jyb8@psu.edu

Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD)

Denise Gladd

dag20@psu.edu

Health Policy and Administration (HPA)

Frank Gallagher

feg10@psu.edu

MHA – Keller (HPA)

Daphne Mark

dlm79@psu.edu

Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS)

Dawn Nelson

dmn3@psu.edu

Kinesiology – Recreation Building (Kines)

Mary Waechter

mew5029@psu.edu

Kinesiology - Noll Lab

Randy McCullough

ram25@psu.edu

Nutrition (NUTR)

Julie Brenneman

jqk7@psu.edu

Recreation, Park and Tourism Management (RPTM)

Karen Day

kaw5542@psu.edu

School of Hospitality Management (SHM)

Ashley Medina

alm626@psu.edu

Center for Childhood Obesity Research (CCOR)

Becky Perry

blp18@psu.edu

Center for Health Care Policy Research (CHCPR)

Tracy Johnson

tlg17@psu.edu

Center for Healthy Aging (CHA)

Leah Mehm

lmp18@psu.edu

Prevention Research Center (PRC)

Vanessa Dawson

vud126@psu.edu

Evidence-based Prevention and Intervention Support Center (EPIS)

Jeanine Emigh

joe1@psu.edu

Clinical Research Center (CRC)

Cynthia Flanagan

chf117@psu.edu

PA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed)

Christine Brennan

cmb49@psu.edu

PA Office of Rural Health (PORH)

Laura Zimmerman

laz6@psu.edu

Social Science Research Institute (SSRI)

Lidiya Kolonina

lsk5190@psu.edu

Dean's Office

Kevin Kelliher kxk84@psu.edu

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