College Planning & Management

MAR 2013

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BU does 75 percent of its cleaning at night, including classrooms and offices. campus flood relief efforts in 2011, including loading a helicopter with food and cleaning around the event center. The PEC selected him for the award because of his dedication and work ethic. With 13 years service to BU, Gowe, who oversees grounds and custodial operations, was honored to be chosen for the award, especially considering all the other serviceminded employees with whom he has the privilege of working. Behind the humility is a confident employee who knows how to get the job done and keep customers satisfied. At the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando, Brian H. Wormwood, associate director of Facilities Operations, keeps custodial services running smoothly. It's a challenging job considering that this public academic and research university has the second-largest student population in the country. "We've experienced budget cuts and restrictions in the last five years, and we've made it through very, very well," he indicates. "We're al- ways looking at new efficiencies and new ways of doing things." Well-Oiled Machines So, what do these two experts do that works well? To begin, BU does 75 percent of its cleaning at night, including classrooms and offices. "We're always looking to do better, including researching new methods and equipment," Gowe explains. "We're not resting on our laurels." Wormwood shares similar thoughts, noting that custodial services are done on second shift. "When housekeeping was MARCH 2013 / COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT 49

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