Administration

Our administrative team supports the needs of our department's approximately 100 employees so they can best serve the University and its community. We provide in-office and remote customer services to all stakeholders, so please drop by our office, call, or send an email with any questions, comments or concerns. 

Office: Physical Plant 5000 N. Willamette 97203

Phone: (503) 943-7306

Email: physicalplant@up.edu

Meet Our Team

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Joe Cates

Director
503.943.7306
cates@up.edu

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Jenn Layman

Assistant Director
503.943.7471
laymanj@up.edu

Oversees maintenance shops - Autoshop, Building Mechanics, Carpentry, Grounds, HVAC and Lock Shop.

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Madison Bible

Office Manager
503.943.7306
bible@up.edu

Manages front office. Primary customer service representative. 

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Melissa Porter

Operations Coordinator
943.83366
porter@up.edu

Manages service requests and work planning.

 

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Kimo Yamaguchi

Services Manager
503.943.7740
yamaguch@up.edu

Oversees service shops - Custodial, Events, Recycling, pest control, and waste management. 

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Todd Yuratich

Purchasing Advisor
503.943.7308
yuratich@up.edu

Oversees departmental procurement and accounts payable.