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University Facilities Management

University Facilities Management provides comprehensive maintenance of 137 academic, administrative, athletic, and residence hall buildings on a 24 hour, 7 day a week schedule. The department also maintains 941 contiguous acres of rolling hills, woods, and manicured greens.


University Facilities Management is dedicated to supporting and fostering the goals of Kent State University through maintaining and enhancing the grounds, buildings, and infrastructure. We aspire to provide an environment that surpasses expectations and leaves a lasting impression of quality and commitment on the University community that accurately reflects the beauty and history of Kent State.

Core Principles
  • Service
    We are a service based organization, driven and measured by each and every customer interaction. Our actions and responses preserve the integrity of the University.

  • Value
    Our knowledge, dedication, and performance will always provide the best value in service to the University.

  • Stewardship & Sustainability
    We strive to manage our resources in a manner that benefits both current and future members of the University community.

  • People
    Our ability to provide the best value and service to the University community is directly based on the quality and capabilities of the people at UFM. We will always invest in our people through improvements in methods, safety, and training. Our people are our most valued asset.

The offices of University Facilities Management at Kent State University are located at 1781 Summit Street in Kent, Ohio. For directions to our location click here.

Contact Information

To contact our office by phone, fax or e-mail, please use the contact information below:

Phone:     330-672-2345
Fax:          330-672-2956

Senior Administration:

Roy W. Christian, Director, Operations and Grounds
Phone: 330-672-4887     E-mail:

Frank Renovich, Associate Director, Energy Operations
Phone: 330-672-4301     E-mail:

Nicole M. Corll, Associate Director, Business & Supply, Receiving & Distribution, Fleet Services, Service Center
Phone: 330-672-0815     E-mail:

Jeffery Mori, Assistant Director, Custodial, Structures, Zone Maintenance
Phone: 330-672-0821     E-mail:

James A. Kurtz, Assistant Director, Electrical and Mechanical Trades, Preventative Maintenance
Phone: 330-672-0828     E-mail:

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