Facilities Management

The Sunken Garden is a special tradition at Central State, where Pirates become Marauders. Only Marauders are permitted to walk through the garden in the center of campus.


The Department of Facilities Management is a service-oriented organization committed to meeting the needs of students, faculty, and staff in a professional and safe manner. By providing clean, safe, and comfortable facilities, our staff creates and maintains an environment conducive to the pursuit of the Central State University mission.


Facilities management oversees: 

  • Buildings, grounds, and infrastructure
  • Maintenance, preventative maintenance, and repairs
  • Housekeeping and Grounds departments
  • Capital renovations and projects and new construction
  • Finances for the capital spending plan and education and general budgets

Additionally, the department manages the water treatment plant, including water testing; maintains a fleet of vehicles and manages use; and assists during campus moves and events. 

photo of Joshua I Smith Center for Education and Natural Sciences

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