Kathy Richards, P.E.

Associate Vice President - Engineering and Planning/Facilities 906-227-1237

Jim Thams

Director of Facilities and Campus Planning 906-227-2475

Brandon Sager

Associate Director - Facilities, Building Services & Sustainability 906-227-1446

Tom Kitsos

Associate Director - Facilities/Heating Plant 906-227-2158

Yevheniia Bilan

Business Manager 906-227-2075

Steve LaBar

Architectural Specialist 906-227-2121

Dallas Ducoli

Student Revit/CAD Technician

Plant Operations Staff

Lori Marshall

Executive Secretary 906-227-2292

Cheryl LaJoye

Supervisor - Facilities Maintenance 906-227-2835

Andy Smith

Supervisor - Grounds 906-227-1328

Dave Wiegand

Supervisor, Building Services 906-227-2727

Travis Reamer

Supervisor, Building Operations 906-227-2959

Ian Hogan

Supervisor, Building Services 906-227-2252


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The Plant Operations Call Center is the communications hub of Plant Operations and the front-line communications with campus departments. Work orders are initiated, dispatched, coordinated, and tracked through our computerized Facilities Management System. Inquiries on any Plant Work Order can be followed up on by calling Lori Marshall at the Call Center at 227-2292.

General Contact Information

Plant Operations
Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI  49855

Phone: (906) 227-2292 | Fax: (906) 227-2467

*In case of a building or grounds emergency after business hours, call NMU Public Safety at 227-2151.

Work Orders

Work Orders can be obtained through one of the following: Phone: (906) 227-2292 | Fax: (906) 227-2467 | Walk-in customers at Plant Operations

Campus Location

Plant Operations is located in room 136 of the Services Building on Sugarloaf Avenue. Sugarloaf Avenue can be accessed from either Wright Street (roundabout at Wright and Sugarloaf) or Hawley Street (County Road 550). 

University Business Hours

University business hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. during the fall and winter semesters (late August through early May). During the summer, NMU will be open 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. Northern Michigan University is located in the Eastern time zone.