More than a year has passed since Mark Conselyea took over as associate vice president for Facilities Operations and Development (FOD) on January 1, 2019.
Looking back on his first year at the helm, Conselyea reflected on what he’s learned and on his vision for the future:
“It has been a great year, and it has gone by very quickly. I’ve spent a lot of time this past year learning and listening, particularly when I’ve been able to visit shops and shadow staff. I’ve also tried to quickly understand what FOD’s goals were for this...
It’s a chance for qualified staff to take their work skills to the next level with the university's Facilities Maintenance Associate Trainee Program. FOD's Senior Business Operations Analyst Desiree Weber oversees the project.
“The program creates a pipeline of talent from service titles into skilled trades,” Weber said. “We want to develop talent within. It’s a highly competitive market, and we realize we have a great resource if we tap into it.”
Participants go through classroom instruction, assessment, certifications, learning interventions, mentorship, and on-the-job training.
Nine Facilities Operations and Development participants and three Student Life participants, from...
Facilities Operations and Development employee Joe Skully has been a part of The Ohio State University for the better part of 15 years. Skully came to Ohio State in 2002 through the Project Plus program and was later hired on as a full-time employee in 2007. Joe works as an Information Specialist for the District 3 team.
“I’m very good at teamwork. I like my team because we can get a lot of work done, as a team and as a team player,” Joe said.
Within Joe’s office he organizes, takes inventory, scans documents, tracks training attendance and...