is Promoted to Director of UNCP's Physical Plant
Pembroke's campus is 138 acres, 25 buildings, 4,000 students and 1,100
rooms in six residence halls.
It is a small city
that never sleeps and caring for it is the job of the Physical Plant
Department and its new leader Larry D. Freeman.
Freeman was promoted
to the post of director of Physical Plant
at UNC Pembroke, effective July 1.
He oversees 68 employees
and is responsible for facilities management, which includes administration,
housekeeping, grounds and skilled trades.
Freeman came to
UNCP in 1983 as a HVAC (heat and air conditioning) supervisor. He was
promoted to assistant director in 1999, and a year ago he was named
interim director of Physical Plant by Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs
that Larry will continue to provide a high level of service to our university
customers," Hawk said. "He knows our campus as well as anybody
on staff and that history proves to be a very valuable asset."
"I know that
Larry is dedicated to this university, his employees and to providing
the best service possible," he said. "The responsibility that
Larry is assuming is very important to the operations of this campus,
and I feel that he will manage it in a professional manner. I look forward
to working with him and wish him the very best."
Caring for a growing
campus is a daunting task, Freeman said. In the next five years, the
campus will add four new buildings, including a new Physical Plant building,
and renovate and expand a dozen more.
"We have a
skilled and very experienced staff at Physical Plant," he said.
"This is an exceptional group of people, and I believe that we
are up to the job."
"We have our
work cut out for us as enrollment and construction continue to grow
over the next few years," Freeman said. "Expansion means more
opportunity and more responsibility for the people of our department."
Freeman is a Fairmont
native and married to the former Pat Demery, a 1975 UNCP graduate. They
have three children: James, a 2002 U.S. Air Force Academy graduate and
commissioned officer, stationed at Pope Air Force Base; Lindsay, who
will attend the Air Force Academy Prep School in Colorado Spring, Co.,
in the fall and Brett a senior at Fairmont High School.
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