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


Meet Our Team

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Joe Cates


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Jenn Layman

Assistant Director

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

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Office Manager

Open Position

Contact Melissa Porter for more information.

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Melissa Porter

Operations Coordinator

Manages service requests and work planning.


Karen Maxwell

Services Manager

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

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Purchasing Advisor

Open Position

Contact Melissa Porter for more information.