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Loren Rucinski

Director of Facilities and Planning

  (518) 388-6076
  rucinskl@union.edu.
Loren has been with Union since 1986, and has worked as Campus Planner, Assistant Director and Associate Director of Facilities before becoming director. Loren is responsible for Facilities Services and Campus Planning.

Marc Donovan

Assistant Director of Facilities, Utilities Management & Construction

  (518) 388-6396
  donovanm@union.edu
Marc joined Union March 2013 and is responsible for utilities management, as well as all utility construction projects.

Paul Matarazzo

Associate Director of Capital Projects & Properties

  (518) 388-6398
  matarazp@union.edu
Paul has been with Union since 1996 and has worked as Structural Shop Manager and Assistant Director of Building Services before becoming Capital Projects Administrator. In his new position he is responsible for all construction projects on campus as well as administering college rental properties.

Mary D'Amelia

Director of Special Events, Conferences & Support Services

  (518) 388-6085
  dameliam@union.edu
Mary has been with Union since 2001 and is responsible for the management of campus event planning, central scheduling and support services.

Tom Heisinger

Manager of Grounds

  (518) 388-6752
  heisingt@union.edu
Tom has been with Union since 1988 and is responsible for the maintenance of the campus grounds and roadways.

Rich Patierne

Manager of Building Services and Work Order Systems

  (518) 388-6187
  patiernr@union.edu
Rich has been with Union since 1990 and previously was the Manager of Building Services. He is responsible for managing and scheduling the work order system , as well as Building Maintenance, Structural, and Cleaning Services.

Patti van Leeuwen

Manager of Support Services

  (518) 388-6393
  vanleeup@union.edu
Patti has been with Union since 2004 and is responsible for the fiscal operation of the front office, stockroom and receiving departments.

Gary Thomas

Manager, Central Utilities and Cogeneration

  (518) 388-6388
  thomasg@union.edu
Gary has been with Union since 2006 and is responsible for electrical improvements and repairs as well as energy conservation projects.

Steve Hassett

Supervisor of Technical Building Controls

  (518) 388-6774
  hassetts@union.edu
Steve joined Union in January 2013 and is responsible for all building controls on campus.

Dennis Chotkowski

Supervisor of Building Maintenance

  (518) 388-8357
  chotkowd@union.edu
Dennis has been with Union since 1995 and leads the building maintenance staff.

Mike Connelly

Supervisor of Structural Trades

  (518) 388-8352
  connellm@union.edu
Mike has been with Union since 1997 and is responsible for carpentry/masonry, painting, the lock shop, and small construction projects.

Maria Mancino

Supervisor of Day Cleaning

  (518) 388-6414
  mancinom@union.edu
Maria has been with Union since 1986 and is responsible for the cleaning and maintaining of administrative buildings and dorms.

Scott Montgomery

Supervisor of Plumbing and Heating

  (518) 388-8773
  montgoms@union.edu
Scott joined Union in 1989 and was previously a Stationary Engineer in the Plumbing and Heating Group, which he now supervises.