Paula reports to the Office of Planning and Budgets, Institutional Space Planning and Management (ISPM) office as the lead Facility Coordinator overseeing multiple interdisciplinary campus research buildings on behalf of the Provost including IQ and ISTB. Her overall role as a Facility Coordinator is to ensure the facilities are properly maintained and equipped to support the research needs of multiple departments and colleges. She works with her department to track faculty space use and assignments, building furniture and fixture assessments and represent FPSM on all new construction and space alterations. Her daily focus includes tracking the maintenance and repair needs for all university owned fixed building equipment including autoclaves, glasswashers, cold rooms, and fume hoods, and communicate critical building service impacts to the occupants. She conducts new occupant building orientation tours and fixed lab equipment training. She works with the IQ administrative staff in conference room management, space use management and special event planning and coordination. She also serves as the department liaison with our campus partners including EHS, MSU Police and IPF custodial services, building trades, MSU surplus and recycling and act as the building Emergency Action Plan coordinator.
I report to the Office of the Provost under the department of Institutional Space Planning and Management (ISPM) and oversee the management of five interdisciplinary campus research buildings. In addition to overseeing building operations in the Bioengineering Facility (IQ) and the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building (ISTB), my responsibilities also include leading a team of facility professionals whose role is to ensure all of the research facilities managed on behalf of the provost are properly maintained and equipped to support the research needs of multiple departments and colleges. I also serve as the department liaison with the IQ administrative team as well as our campus partners. I joined the ISPM department in 2012 after serving twenty-four years in various management positions within the Residence Education and Housing Services division. I graduated from MSU in 1987 with a BA from the School of Hospitality Business.