Maintaining Drew University’s 186 acres and 1,221,729 square feet of buildings is a commitment to service that requires the hard work and dedication of almost 100 custodial and maintenance workers. Yes, we mow the lawn, trim the trees, plant the flowers, line the athletic fields, keep the lights on, control building climates, take out the garbage, clean the bathrooms, wash the windows, move furniture, unlock doors, and even change light bulbs, but Facilities is also responsible for upgrading dorms, installing fire sprinklers, restoring facades, remodeling conference rooms and shared spaces, managing the construction of new buildings, recycling programs, and energy management.

Who are we? We are more than just a new light bulb.

Staff Listing

Name Title Email Telephone
Michael Kopas Executive Director of Facilities 3580
Patricia Smith Associate Director of Facilities and Quality Assurance 3155
James Hall Director, Planning, Design and Construction 3006
Joseph String Business Operations Manager. 3237
Mark Ostapczuk Director of Environmental, Health and Safety 3079
Stephanie McCormick Service Response Manager 3007
Christina Notas Sustainability Coordinator 3660
Cynthia Gates Administrative Assistant 3877
Jim Brown Locksmith 3896
Peter M. Wocial Plant Operations Manager 3493
Sergio Ramirez Custodial Manager 3032
Benjamin Molina Grounds Manager 3510
Kevin Healy Mailroom/Shipping & Receiving Manager 3412
Pedro Castilo Maintenance Technician 3510
Robert Linden Maintenance Technician 3510
Dede Pepaj Maintenance Technician 3510
Brian Runyon Maintenance Technician 3510

Department Contacts

Service Response Desk (Mon-Fri, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM): (973) 408-3510
Office Fax: (973) 408-3679
Emergency Work Orders, after 5:00pm and on weekends or holidays: (973) 408-3379 (Public Safety)
Work Order Submission Online Service Request