Barry McNamara  |   Published August 10, 2015

Young promoted

Sarah Young named Monmouth’s director of facilities management
  • Sarah Young
Sarah Young of Viola has been selected as the director of facilities management for Monmouth College. She began her new duties on Aug. 1. Previously, Young served Monmouth as a maintenance mechanic, joining the college’s physical plant staff last September. “I’ve only been here a year, but I already feel like a part of the Monmouth College family,” said Young. “Everybody has been so welcoming. I’m very happy to take on this challenge.” Young earned the promotion following a national search. “All the candidates we brought to campus demonstrated skills and abilities that are appropriate for the position,” said Monmouth College president Clarence R. Wyatt. “However, when all of the results were considered, Sarah’s background, skill set, interpersonal skills and ‘can do’ attitude gave her the edge.” Overseeing a department of approximately 40 full-time staff, Young will provide professional direction to such projects as facilities planning; management of architectural, engineering and construction services; facilities maintenance and repair; renovation, utilities generation and distribution; custodial, landscape and other maintenance services; and environmental sustainability initiatives. “I have worked side-by-side with our fantastic facilities maintenance staff and hope to continue the excellence that they deliver with a more resourceful approach,” said Young. “I would like to implement an improved preventative maintenance structure through our new web-based work order system. I would also like to utilize our building automation system for more energy efficiency throughout campus.” Young also plans to streamline the college’s summer work by employing a check-off system for custodial and room upkeep. Young came to Monmouth from Johnson Controls in Moline, where she worked since 2007, most recently as controls technician. “I have full confidence in Sarah’s ability to meet the demands of the position” concluded Wyatt. “Under Sarah’s leadership, we will create an even stronger living and learning environment for our students.”
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